The Medical Basis of Stress, Depression, Anxiety, Sleep Problems, and Drug Use
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- Recognizing Stress
- Most people are exposed to much higher levels of stress than they
- Your Stress Scale
- A self-test you can use to determine how much stress your are really
- Brain Chemical Messengers
- Brain cells "talk to each other" by means of chemical messengers.
When a person is exposed to too much stress, chemical communication in the brain begins to fail. When these messengers fail,
a person suffers from sleep disturbance, aches and pains, depression and anxiety. This condition is called -- OVERSTRESS.
- Three Happy Messengers
- Three brain messengers control your sleeping, your energy levels,
and your feelings of pain and pleasure.
- Chemicals from the grocery store shelf, as well as drugs, can temporarily
restore your brain messenger function -- but not completely, and not for long.These substances are called "Pick-Me-Up's."
Pick-Me-Up's are the WRONG way to handle overstress.
- Stress Tolerance: Patterns of Inheritance
- OVERSTRESS runs rampant in certain families. Studies have shown that
a person's stress tolerance is determined by his inheritance.
- Pick-Me-Up Rebound
- How the use of Pick-Me-Up's causes your sense of well-being to ride
a wild up-and-down roller coaster.
- People on this roller coaster become desperate for anything that
can make them feel better. They often resort to the use of chemicals called Put-Me-Downs", either prescribed by their doctor,
or obtained illegally.
- Treatment of OVERSTRESS
- Ten simple steps you can follow at home to feel better, and stay
that way. Where to go if you need a little extra help in handling your stresses. Three rules to permanently conquer OVERSTRESS.
- Checklist for Handling Overstress
- It's as easy as checking off the boxes.
- The levels of stress in our society will only increase. It is important
for each of us to learn to deal with stress now.