by Aaron Kase Stress is an inevitable part of modern life, but too much of it can be devastating to your health. Ample research has shown that stress plays a major role in multiple sclerosis, a neurodegenerative disease in which the brain’s communication with the body is blocked, causing symptoms like fatigue, numbness, dizziness and … Continue reading Is Multiple Sclerosis Caused By Emotional Stress?
The Physiological Reponse of Your Body During a Panic Attack? By Arlin Cuncic What is a Panic Attack? If you suffer with social anxiety, you may have experienced what is known as a "panic attack" in social or performance situations. Although panic attacks are generally thought of in relation to panic disorder, panic can also … Continue reading What Happens to Your Body During a Panic Attack?
By Elizabeth Scott, MS Of course, you've heard about stress, and may have even experienced a good amount of it already today. But do you know what the difference is between "stress" and "stressors?" Stressors are situations that are experienced as a perceived threat to one’s well-being or position in life, when the challenge of … Continue reading What Are Stressors?
By Kendra Cherry The fight-or-flight response, also known as the acute stress response, refers to a physiological reaction that occurs in the presence of something that is terrifying, either mentally or physically. The response is triggered by the release of hormones that prepare your body to either stay and deal with a threat or to … Continue reading Fight-or-Flight Response – Why Is It Important?
By Elizabeth Scott, MS Your stress response is the collection of physiological changes that occur when you face a perceived threat—when you face situations where you feel the demands outweigh your resources to successfully cope. (These situations are known as stressors.) Physical Changes When your stress response is triggered, a series of changes occur within … Continue reading All About Your Stress Response
By Elizabeth Scott, MS There are several different types of stress, and not all of them are necessarily unhealthy. Acute stress is one of the least damaging types of stress, which is good because it is also the most common type. We experience acute stress multiple times throughout the day. Acute stress is experienced as an immediate … Continue reading All About Acute Stress
Stress Relief and Kids: How To Make Stress Relief Part of Your Kids' Lives By Elizabeth Scott, MS Stress is no longer just a problem for busy adults; children now need stress relief more than ever! A recent national poll showed stress to be a top children's health concern, with a rank that jumped up … Continue reading Stress Relief for Kids