We all have stress sometimes, and what causes stress for you may not be stressful for someone else. For example, some people feel stress before having to speak in public, and for others, it might occur before a first date.
Sometimes stress is helpful – it can encourage you to meet a deadline or get things done. But long-term stress can increase the risk of diseases like depression, heart disease and a variety of other problems. A stress-related illness called post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) develops after an event like war, physical or sexual assault, or a natural disaster. To learn more about stress, please visit the National Institutes of Health website.
For more information on treatment for stress at St. Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute, or to schedule an appointment, please contact us at (314) 289-9411 for our St. Louis City location and (636) 532-9188 for our Chesterfield location, you can also choose to complete our online inquiry form. We look forward to speaking with you.