Treatment? Why would I get treatment?

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It is a scary thought. The first time going to a psychologist, or looking for treatment. Whether you have depression, burnout, anxiety disorder,... , the first step toward treatment is not easy for anyone. Research has shown that only very few people who have been diagnosed with a disorder, look for treatment during that same year. They either only look for treatment years later, or not at all! As a psychological consult, I definitely understand that it is difficult to take the step. Yet, it never... Read more...

When does stress become too much?

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Everyone has stress sometimes or experiences pressure at work. Not everyone deals with this pressure in the same way, so everyone has different levels of stress. But when can we consider stress to be excessive? When does it become too much for most people? Is this the same for everyone, or can it differ from person to person? This article answers the previous questions. When does stress become excessive? We consider stress to be excessive if stress starts to have an influence on daily tasks. Even... Read more...

Stress at school? How do I deal with stress?

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Stress. More and more pressure is put on students in all types of education. As a student you often notice that you get more and more tasks to do, and that there are more and more tests to complete. Where does it stop? You are already studying a lot as it is, and now there is even more added to that. How can you deal with this? Many students experience stress because of this. Their heart starts to beat faster, they cannot relax, and they find it difficult to study anymore in some cases. Of course,... Read more...

Can stress lead to a depression?

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Everyone knows about stress and has suffered from stress. Stress is not always unhealthy. It can also help us to become more productive or effective. Unfortunately, stress does not influence everyone in such a positive way. We suffer from headaches issues focusing, we no longer sleep well,... In short, stress is no fun! But what if stress is present for extended periods of time and dominates our lives? Can it have severe consequences? This article describes what the possibilities are that stress... Read more...

Stress and burnout: what is the difference?

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Stress is a very common problem in our modern-day society. Everyone suffers from it sometimes. But stress is not always as innocent as it seems. Sometimes stress can be positive, namely by getting us to get more done, but in many cases it is very bad for us, with physical as well as psychological consequences. When does stress get too severe and does it become a different, worse problem? When does stress become burnout? This article answers the previous questions and explains the link between them. What... Read more...

Stress and the sympathetic nervous system

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Our brain is an important machine which steers our body. In stress, and even worse, burnout, we can look at what is going wrong in the brain. This namely provides us with insight in what we can change in order to calm down our brain again. In this article we will describe how the sympathetic nervous system functions in stress, or worse, burnout. The sympathetic nervous system and worrying? In stress, the stress hormone cortisol is secreted. This hormone will make it so that several neurons in the brain... Read more...

How do stress and tension influence teenagers?

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How does stress influence teenagers? When teenagers experience stress, this is dealt with by a cooperation between the teenager and their parents, as well as through cooperation with the teachers. This article will summarize what we can learn from research. The University of Minnesota gives us some tips. Stress in teenagers? A Greek philosopher once said: "Change is a constant in life". People change, situations change, thoughts change. Teenagers find it difficult to deal with these variations.... Read more...

Stress and phobias: symptoms and test

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When you hear that you have a phobia, it can be very shocking. Most people know that phobias are extreme types of anxiety, which largely influence daily life. Depending on the type of phobia which you have, certain things will be very difficult for you, while they might seem very easy for others. An example is someone who does not dare to go outside. For other people it is very normal to go outside and buy groceries. But what does stress have to do with this? Phobias: symptoms The most common symptoms... Read more...

Medication for stress? Does it help?

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It is found more and more common  in the news, and is shown more often in advertisements. Medication for stress is becoming common. Especially medication for sleeping issues or exam stress has become a standard. Taking a quick pill to get rid of stress so that you can properly study or sleep again. But do these pills really work? Or do they work because we believe that they do? Discover here whether medication for stress actually works. Medication for stress? The working It can be so that some... Read more...

What is the link between stress and migraine?

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Migraine is very common in modern society. It can have different causes, such as nutrition, lack of sleep, monthly cycle,.... Migraine can thus be different for everybody. Some people get a migraine when they eat bananas or chocolate, others when they do not get enough sleep,.... Could there even be a link between stress and migraine? Yes, and this link will be explained further below. Do I get migraine from stress? Like migraine can be triggered by the causes above, migraine can also be triggered... Read more...