What is stress?
Stress is a response to a demand placed on the body. It can be caused by physical factors, such as injury or illness, or psychological factors, such as anxiety or depression. The body responds to stress by releasing hormones, which prepare the body for action. This response is known as the ‘fight-or-flight’ response, a natural reaction that helps us deal with dangerous situations.
Why is stress management important?
Dealing with stress in a healthy manner is important because it can have a negative impact on our physical health, mental health, productivity, relationships, and more.
When we’re stressed, our bodies go into ‘fight or flight’ mode, which means that, since our bodies are primed for action, stress can lead to a host of physical symptoms, including increased heart rate, elevated blood pressure, and shallow breathing.
While this response is beneficial in short bursts, it can be detrimental if it is constantly triggered or activated. Over time, chronic stress can contribute to serious health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, obesity and more.
As mentioned earlier, the effects of stress can also take a toll on our mental health. It can exacerbate existing mental health conditions like anxiety and depression and cause new problems like insomnia, irritability, and difficulty concentrating.
In addition to affecting our physical and mental health, stress can also make us less productive at work or school. Even worse, it can strain our relationships with friends, family, and other loved ones.
The best thing about having consultations with Mosh is that everything is done online. It’ll be easier to be more honest about your worries and the causes of your stress so your doctor can guide you better.
To get a free doctor’s consultation, complete a short questionnaire with your personal information, medical concerns, and other relevant information for your doctor to review.
Afterwards, all you need to do is wait for your doctor’s suggested course of action, which may include medication or therapy. Your subscription fee will include any therapy sessions, doctor consultations, medications, and medication postage that is required.
When you’re done going over the recommended treatment, you can call, text, or video chat with your doctor to inform them whether or not you’re interested in pursuing the treatment.
However, if you’d prefer to go straight to therapy sessions to help manage your stress, you can book one right away. You’ll be matched with a registered therapist with same-day and after-hours availability.
If you’re worried about the cost of everything, you’ll be happy to know that you can claim Mental Health Services if it’s covered by your private insurance. You also have the option of accessing bulk billing your doctor with a Mental Health Care Plan and referral.
What are some examples of effective stress management?
There are a variety of different stress management techniques that can be effective in helping people cope with stress. Some common examples include relaxation techniques such as yoga or meditation, exercise, and taking a break. By taking steps to properly manage our stress, we can improve our relationships and physical and mental health.
Additionally, it can be helpful to develop healthy coping mechanisms for managing stress and anxiety, such as problem-solving skills, positive self-talk, and assertiveness training.
Ultimately, the best approach to managing stress will vary from person to person, so it is important to experiment with different techniques to find what works best for you.
For those who choose to undergo therapy with us, it’ll be beneficial for you to know that one of the values we put a premium on is privacy. As a practice, we ensure that all consultations remain completely confidential, and we have patient notes encrypted. Additionally, data storage is audited by independent bodies.
In line with this, we’d like you to know that while there’s nothing wrong with being prescribed medication to help with overcoming stress or at least to reduce stress levels, we understand it can be quite a touchy subject for some people. To help you out a bit and give you more confidence to pursue the treatment solutions you need, we ensure discreet delivery for any medication delivered to your home.
You will receive your delivery within four to seven working days of your subscription payment so you can quickly begin the treatment plan. Refills will also be delivered to you as necessary.
Can therapy help with stress management?
The effectiveness of therapy for anxiety and stress management depends on a number of factors, including the severity of the individual’s stress, the type of therapy used, and the individual’s response to therapy. However, in general, therapy can be an effective tool for helping people manage stress.
Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) is one type of therapy that has been shown to be particularly effective for stress management. CBT helps people identify and change negative thinking patterns and behaviours that contribute to stress. This can help people feel more in control of their lives and better able to cope with stressors.
Other types of therapy, such as relaxation therapy and mindfulness-based stress reduction, can also help manage stress. These approaches can aid people in learning how to relax better and focus on the present moment, which can reduce stress levels.
Overall, the decision of whether or not to seek therapy for coping with stress is a personal one. If you are struggling to cope with stress, it may be worth considering therapy as a potential treatment option. With Mosh, you can be sure that our doctors work and provide you with the best stress solutions with your best interest at heart.
We work with AHPRA-registered doctors who have a passion and genuine interest in the mental health of men and women and have consulted thousands of patients about various concerns such as ‘What are symptoms of anxiety?’, ‘What is depression?’, ‘How to deal with anxiety?’, and even ‘What is stress?’
Let our Mosh doctors help you deal with your stress
Too much stress can have a negative impact on your life, and while stress management isn’t always easy, it can help reduce stress-related problems. At Mosh, our goal is to provide you with an expert who understands what you’re going through and can help you get through it.
We want you to feel comfortable enough to talk to your doctor freely and even ask them questions about what causes hair loss, how to lose arm fat, and even how to tell if shortness of breath is from anxiety.
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