The Importance of Taking Breaks in Stress Management

The Importance of Taking Breaks in Stress Management

Stress or anxiety is a natural response to external factors that disrupt our balance, either emotionally or physically. While stress can be beneficial in small amounts, generating the drive to complete tasks and meet deadlines, persistent stress can be detrimental to both mental and physical well-being. Taking regular breaks is one of the most effective…

The Reality of Alcohol as a Stress Reliever 

The Reality of Alcohol as a Stress Reliever 

Alcohol has long been known as a coping mechanism for stress but how often do we explore the links between the two? In this article, we explore the intricate relationship between stress and alcohol consumption, shedding light on the dangerous effects of using alcohol as a stress reliever. The Relationship Between Alcohol and Stress Stress…

How Coping Mechanisms Contribute to Stress 

How Coping Mechanisms Contribute to Stress 

Stress is the mental and physical state of anxiety, panic, and fear which can arise from many sources, including work, relationships, or finances. It can result in physical symptoms such as gastric problems, sleep problems, or even stomach ulcers. Coping is a form of adaptation to stress and each person has unique ways of coping…

When OCD and Stress Collide: Finding Balance and Peace of Mind

When OCD and Stress Collide: Finding Balance and Peace of Mind

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental health condition in which people feel trapped in an unwanted pattern of stress and behaviours. It is estimated that approximately 2% of people globally suffer with the condition and it is indiscriminate. Males or females can be affected, and it can last several years or even be a life-long…

Shining a Light of Understanding on Tourette Syndrome

Shining a Light of Understanding on Tourette Syndrome

Tourette Syndrome (or TS) is a disorder characterized by repetitive and involuntary tics, which are sudden and rapid movements or vocalizations that occur repeatedly. In this article, we will shine a light on TS, exploring its causes, symptoms, and treatments. We will also discuss the important role that stress plays in the manifestation of TS…

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