Stress itself is not necessarily a bad thing. Having short periods of stress is a normal part of the human existence and stress can also be motivating to get things done.
However, if you are feeling prolonged, excessive and uninterrupted stress it can have detrimental effects on both your psychological and physical health.

Psychologist Stress Trauma

Symptoms include;

  • Feeling overwhelmed and lacking a sense of control

  • Irritability and less happiness or joy

  • Physical symptoms such as muscle tension, headaches, gastrointestinal problems, sleep disturbance and fatigue

Exposure to traumatic experiences can lead to symptoms of such as Acute Stress Disorder (ASD) or Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

If you are experiencing unmanageable stress or trauma, Brookvale Psychology can help you find ways to look after your mind and body, and reduce the impact of stress on your overall health.

Make an appointment with Brookvale Psychology today