MENTAL STRESS: An Emerging Mess


In this competitive world, people suffer from mental health problems more than physical. Depression, Insomnia, Schizophrenia, Anxiety disorders are some of the most common faced problems in youth as well as in adult. All these problems start with stress. Stress is influenced by internal and external factors that affect the way you act and react to any stimuli in your environment.

Stress related to work, family and finances cannot just harm you physically but it is likely to have a serious mental impact. A study has warned that Stress can affect the gut microbes, causing as much harm to our bodies as junk food. We sometimes think of stress as a purely psychological phenomenon, but it causes distinct physical changes, said Laura Bridgewater, professor at Brigham Young University in the United States.

Stress can hurt as much as it can help. Bad stress is notorious for its ill effects on one’s health. It can lead to restlessness, sleeplessness, increased perspiration, headaches, muscle stiffness and difficulty in breathing. It can also result in weakened immune system, emotional and mental problems, such as panic attacks, irritability and substance abuse.



When stress succeeds in creeping in, as it usually does, there are ways to overcome it. The key is to take it by the handle. You have to know a great deal about yourself and how you respond to stress.

  1. Exercise regularly

One of the best ways to combat stress is to exercise regularly. A 30 minute regimen such as walking will not only free your mind, it can help you lose the weight you have put on because of stressful situations.


  1. Jot down your thoughts

When your support systems seem so far away, a great way to unbridle your bottled-up stress is to put your thoughts into words. Keeping a journal or a diary where you can jot down the thoughts and emotions that come to you during stressful situations





Diksha Tarnekar

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