Most Common Interview Questions Here are the most commonly asked interview questions with the possible
answers (If the reader has better answers which he/she thinks fits well to the situation, they can go for it) 1. Tell me something about you? (The common first question asked in any interview) Answer: Start by telling your name and where you work at present or which was your last job. If you are a fresher then tell the employer what are you studying currently. If you are an experienced professional then tell the employer about your current job, years of core experience and about your job profile in the previous companies. Also, tell your designation in your present and past companies. 2.Tell me something about your greatest achievement so far? Answer: You must prepare for this question well. Here you have to talk about the greatest challenge that you have encountered so far in your work life and the strategy that you usually prepare to deal with it. Do not exaggerate the matters, say in short yet adding the important points. It would be better if you could present some proof for your achievement, although as the interviewer is an experienced person so he/she will understand the relevance of your statements. Remember that the way you present yourself here will portray your strengths indirectly. 3.Why do you want to leave your previous job? Answer: This is a tricky question but be very careful not to fall in any trap. Begin your reasons with a positive note and talk about the logical, professional reasons for leaving the job. Remember that there are issues in every company but don‟t give this reason for leaving the job. Good companies look for team players who will not grumble about the situation but will look for the solution instead. You can state business reasons or say that you want a job where you can see yourself growing along with the organization. If you have personal reasons for changing the job, then you can mention them too but make sure not to display your week side too much. 4. Do you take your work home often? Answer: This is another tricky question and to this one, shorter the answer better it is. When answering to this one, do not portray yourself as exceptionally good. Be genuine and honest in your reply. You can say that in unusual circumstances when work demands extra time and effort you realize the situation and act accordingly. You can also mention that there can be unexpected work in every field, so if required you can go out of way for the work. 5. How to you deal with stress in your work life? Answer: If asked, then you can mention the reason behind the stress and try to figure out the solution to it. Further you can add something like this “If I see there are people who are adding to my stress level then I believe in discussing with them and focusing on the professional as well as personal issues that lead to such stressful situation. I also believe
that humans may have psychological issues which affect their work. So, when I talk about performance I focus on the human side also apart from just being a professional. Over all I would focus on the working environment as it greatly contributes to the performance of individuals. ” 6. Why do you want to join our organization? Answer: The answer to this question will include various parameters on the basis of which you intend to be a part of the organization. You can talk about your interest in the job profile that the company has to offer you (give reasons for the same) and the position of the organization in the industry that it operates in. Also, speak about the growth of the organization and your willingness of being a part of that growth. You can talk about the work and corporate culture of the company. Be prepared to give logical reasons for the same, for instance talk about mission and vision of the company publishes on the internet and how it interests you. 7. What goals have you set for the next three years? Answer: Always remember that it‟s necessary to realize in which direction you want to go and what are the things that you need to plan for the same. When you answer questions like these you must relate your intentions along with the work that is required to be done. For instance if you say that “I want to be the zonal head”, then it‟s not enough. You must give a proper explanation like as a team leader what all work you have done previously and how you will use your abilities to achieve the next level. 8. How do you prepare yourself to make path to reach goals? Answer: There is no set answer to this question. Hence, when you give answer to this one remember to attach a valid reason behind your plan/strategy. Your answers may include “switching companies to get a wider knowledge about the industry”, (one more example). Talk about interest in taking new assignments so to get a deeper, wider knowledge. Also mention about being a team player and what attributes are required for that. 9. What is your definition about the ideal job? Answer: If you want the job, then your answer to this question will include the qualities of job. This does not mean that you will narrate the job description line by line. You can relate your interests with the job profile. Present your answer in a manner so that it sounds genuine and not copied from some where. 10. What are the major challenges that you have encountered so far in your career? Answer: When asked about the major challenges you must focus on the hurdles that you have faced in your work life and not the achievements. Be honest when you reply for this question. You can prepare this by noting down the difficult/challenging situations and how you dealt in it. Give reasons and proofs for every statement that you say.
There are various sample interview question that an interviewer may ask but these were the tricky ones where we have tried giving you some ideas. Other professional questions will be based upon your work type and years of experience.
An interview provides the hiring manager a perfect opportunity to identify the applicant best qualified and best suited for the organization. Conducted properly, it is a valuable tool in the hiring process. Prior to the interview: As you prepare for the interview consider the following:
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(You can refer them to the HR website/STARS system to monitor their job status). Sample Job Interview Questions You May Use INTRODUCTORY QUESTIONS What five adjectives describe you best? Why should I consider you for this position? Why are you the best candidate for this position? Tell me about the one thing in your life you're proudest of. You've changed jobs frequently. What makes you think that this position will be different? What qualities do you think are necessary to make a success of this job? Describe your ideal job. How did you find out about this job? What do you know about the job? What do you know about the UTSA/this department? Is there anything that will prevent you from getting to work on time? Is there anything that will prevent you from working the job’s regular hours? What kinds of work interest you the most? What interests you most about this position? Sample Interview Questions Rev July 2011 2 /docs/InterviewQuestions.doc NEW GRADUATE QUESTIONS What extracurricular activities were you involved in? What activities did you enjoy the most? What classes did you enjoy the most? The least? Why did you choose your major? Why did you change majors?
what will happen there? How far can you advance?
. What are the disadvantages of this line of work? What do you find most frustrating at work? Tell me about a project that got you really excited. If you don't leave your current job. How do you define doing a good job? What makes a job enjoyable for you? Under what conditions do you work best? What is your greatest strength/weakness or deficiency? Tell me about a work task you enjoy. what major would you choose? Why are you applying for a job in a field other than your major? What did you learn from your summer jobs? In what courses did you get the worst grades? Why? Are your grades a good measure of your ability? Give me an example of a problem you've had at school and how you solved it. GENERAL PAST JOB PERFORMANCE/EXPERIENCE Tell me about your last position and what you did. Tell me about the last time you made a mistake and how you corrected it.If you could start again. How does your degree prepare you (a) for a career in [industry] or (b) to excel as a [job title]? What qualifications do you have beyond academics that qualify you to make a successful transition into business? PERSONAL MOTIVATION & TRAITS How do you feel about your present workload? What motivates you to do your best work? How can we best help you get your job done? Tell me about a time you went “out on a limb” to get the job done.
Give me an example of when you've demonstrated your customer service skills. How do you define continuous improvement? What is the last new procedure you integrated into your job? What makes you stand out among your peers? What have you done to reduce your department’s operational costs or to save time? What would your current supervisors say makes you most valuable to them? If I asked your boss to evaluate your performance. What kinds of people do you deal with on the job? What qualifications do you have that make you successful in this field? What have you learned from previous jobs? Describe a typical day at work. What is the most important thing you learned at a previous job? What did/do you enjoy most/least about your last/present job? If there were two things you could have changed about that job.Of all the work you have done. What sort of person do you enjoy working for? Define excellent customer service. where have you been most successful? I see you were unemployed for a period of time. what would he or she say? Have you held positions similar to this one? If so. what would they be? How did your job change while you held it? Describe your supervisor’s management style. How have your previous positions prepared you for this one? What parts of your job do you consider most important? What job tasks do you feel most successful doing? What special skills or knowledge have you gained to help in this job? Describe an important project you worked on.
. Tell me about it. tell me about them.
What would you say are the major technical skills needed for this position? How do you merge a file in Microsoft Word? What certifications/classes have you completed this last year? Were any of them required by your supervisor? Describe the types of documents you deal with on a daily basis. Give me an example of a technical problem you had to solve. Tell me about the spreadsheets you have created. Why would you want this job? What do you consider your greatest strength? What is your most significant professional accomplishment? What was the last job related book you read? What was your favorite job? Why? You've stayed with the same organization for years. What software programs do you use most often in your current position? Describe in detail your experience with computer software programs.You have a lot of experience. What software do you have experience with? How would you describe your experience level for that software? GOALS What are your 5-year goals? Tell me what "success" means to you. How did you implement the solution? Tell me about the PowerPoint presentations you have developed. Why have you decided to leave? SOFTWARE/TECHNICAL QUESTIONS What types of office equipment have you used? Tell me about the types of word processing you did on your last job. Do you consider yourself successful? What does "failure" mean to you?
What were their titles and what type of supervision did you give them? How do you motivate people? Have you ever fired anyone? What were the circumstances? Have you ever hired anyone? Why did you choose them? What do you do when you're having trouble with an employee? What type of supervisory training have you completed in the last two years? How did you communicate bad news to your staff? What makes someone a good supervisor? Who reports to you? What are their job functions? What is the employee turnover rate in your area? What do you think is the reason for this rate? What programs have you put in place to build morale? How do you plan your day? Describe your management style. Describe a time when you and your supervisor disagreed on how to accomplish a goal. Describe a change you made in your job that you feel is innovative or that you are very proud of. what will you do in your first 30 days? Describe one change you made in your last job that was very beneficial. How do you handle unpopular management decisions? How do you proceed when you need to make a decision and no policy exists?
.Do you set goals for yourself and how do you do that? SUPERVISORY QUESTIONS You have supervised people in the past. How do you measure success as a supervisor? How do you decide who needs what training? How do you measure success in training? If you are hired.
and peers? What was more important on your job. Do you prefer to speak directly with someone or send a memo? How would you grade your ability to communicate with upper level management. How did you handle it?
. What have you done to become more effective in your job? How do you orient new employees to your department? How do you plan an interview? What do you look for on resumes and applications? What criteria do you use for making decisions on hiring? JOB PERFORMANCE What were your most significant accomplishments at your last job? What is the biggest failure you've had in your career? Why do you believe it was your biggest failure? What were your three most important responsibilities in your last job? What was the most important project you worked on in your last job and why did you choose this example? Describe how you have progressed through the ranks and landed in your current position at ABC Company? How have you added value to your job over time? How have you had to reinvent or redefine your job to meet your companies changing needs? What proactive steps did you have to take to increase the output of your position? COMMUNICATION Tell me about a work situation you had that required excellent communication skills.How would you define “leadership”? Describe a time when you were able to influence an outcome in a positive way. customers. written or oral communication? FLEXIBILITY Tell me about the last change which occurred in your office.
What do you do when you're having trouble solving a problem? What do you do when things are slow/hectic? What do you do when you have multiple priorities? Tell me about your typical day. How did you like the environment? What kinds of decisions are most difficult for you? What is the most difficult work situation you have faced? What types of jobs do you have the most difficulty with? What do you do when you have a great deal of work to accomplish in a short period of time? What do you do when you're having trouble with your job? ORGANIZATION/TIME MANAGEMENT Describe the top of your desk. Give me an example of the last time you went above and beyond the call of duty to get the job done In what areas do you typically have the least amount of patience at work? STRESS Tell me about a deadline you had to meet. How do you organize yourself for day-to-day activities?
. Your supervisor left you an assignment. then left for a week. was it the right decision? How important is communication and interaction with others on your job? How many departments did you deal with? What problems occurred? Tell me about a time when a work emergency caused you to reschedule your work/projects. You can't reach him/her and you don't fully understand the assignment. What was it and in retrospect. Tell me about the last time you failed to complete a project on time. How much time do you spend on the phone? In meetings? Etc. How much advance notice did you have? You have worked in a fast paced environment. What would you do? How do you organize and plan for major projects? Describe a project that required a high amount of energy over an extended period of time.I'm interested in hearing about the last time you took a risk.
what would he say? What do you feel an employer owes an employee? Your supervisor tells you do to something in a way you know is dead wrong. What was your outcome? What do you do when you know you are right and others disagree with you? How do you build consensus? Define teamwork. in difficult circumstances. COOPERATION WITH CO-WORKERS What types of people have trouble getting along with you? Do you prefer to work by yourself or with others? Tell me about the last time you had a conflict with a co-worker. What do you do?
. Tell me about an occasion when. MANAGEABILITY What do you do when you're having trouble with a boss? If your boss knew you were interviewing.Tell me about a task you started but just couldn't seem to get finished. you pulled a team together. what was the conflict and how did you resolve it? How would your co-workers describe you? The successful candidate for this position will be working with individuals who have been with the company for a long time. the purpose of the project. What was the situation and how did you handle it? Describe a group project you were recently involved in. What do you find most challenging in working with co-workers? Do you function more effectively as a team member or as an individual contributor? Describe the most difficult customer you have dealt with. Describe your role. How will you mesh with them? What kind of people did you have contact with on your previous jobs (titles/positions)? What kind of person do you get along with the best? Define cooperation. how you handled differences of opinion.
What was the situation and what did you do? Would you do anything different next time?
. What could you have done to be more effective at a previous job? Tell me about a time you were placed in charge of a group of people. What are some of the things about which you and your boss disagree? What are some of the things your boss did that you disliked? In what areas could your boss have done a better job? I would be interested to hear about an occasion when your work or an idea was criticized. and feedback that you need to excel? In terms of managing your staff do you “expect” more than you “inspect” or vice versa? Tell me about a method you’ve developed for accomplishing a task. How do you typically stay in the information loop and monitor your staff’s performance? How do you typically confront subordinates when results are unacceptable? What kind of mentoring and training style do you have? Do you naturally delegate responsibilities. who criticized you. What did you like about being in charge? What did you not like about being in charge? PROBLEM SOLVING/DECISION MAKING Describe the most difficult problem you had to solve. or do you expect your direct reports to come to you for added responsibilities? How would you describe the amount of structure. and how did you handle it? Describe the best manager you ever had. What qualities did each of them have? SENIOR MANAGEMENT EVALUATION Give me an example of your ability to facilitate progressive change within your organization.If your supervisor unfairly criticized you. The worst. what was criticized. what would you do? Would you like to have your boss's job? Why or why not? Tell me about a time when your manager was in a rush and didn't give you enough attention. direction.
o Tell us about a time when you had to adapt to a wide variety of people by accepting/understanding their perspective. how did you go about it? Can you think of a time an idea of yours was rejected? Tell me about it. o Describe a situation when you were able to strengthen a relationship by communicating effectively. Describe the worst decision you ever made and how you corrected it. Tell me about something you achieved as a group member.
. How did you handle it? Describe the best/worst co-worker you’ve ever had. QUESTIONS ON BUSINESS AFFAIRS GUIDING PRINCIPLES* • We respect and care for each other. how do you handle conflict? Describe a creative solution that you have developed to solve a problem.In general. Were you able to get it approved? If so. Tell me about an important decision or judgment call you’ve had to make on the job. What has been your most important work-related idea? Who or what caused you the most trouble in implementing your ideas? What kinds of problems do you normally experience in a day? Tell me about a situation that got out of control. How would you define a good working atmosphere? Tell me about a time you came up with a new idea. Tell me about a time you had to work according to a policy you disagreed with. Tell me about a time an idea or task of yours was criticized. What solution are you the proudest of? Describe a time when you had to use fact-finding skills. How do you go about making important decisions? Tell me about the last time you made a good decision and describe what it was and what the results were.
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. Tell about such an occurrence and how you handled it. o Tell us about a work experience where you had to work closely with others.What made your communication effective? o Describe a situation where you had a conflict with another individual. o Can you think of a situation where innovation was required at work? What did you do in this situation? o Tell us about a suggestion you made to improve the way job processes/operations worked. How did it go? How did you overcome any difficulties? o What do you do to show people that you are listening to them? o Can you give an example of a successful team endeavor in the workplace? • We value and empower people. and how you dealt with it. What was the result? • We do the right thing. o Describe a situation when you were able to have a positive influence on the actions of others. What was the outcome? How did you feel about it? • We partner to deliver excellent service. would you do differently? o On occasion we are confronted by dishonesty in the workplace. if anything. o Give an example of how you have been successful at empowering either a person or a group of people into accomplishing a task. o Give me an example of when you were responsible for an error or mistake. o Tell us about a specific time when you had to handle a tough problem which challenged fairness or ethical issues. What was the outcome? What.
NEVER Ask These Questions in a Job Interview! QUESTIONS ON AGE How old are you? When did you graduate from high school? College? QUESTIONS ON SEX Are you married? Do you intend to get married? Do you have children? Are you a single parent? Do you practice birth control? Do you live by yourself? How many people live in your household? Do you have someone who can take care of a sick child? What's your sexual orientation? Are you straight? Do you have a maiden name? Where does your spouse work? QUESTIONS ON ETHNIC ORIGIN/RACE What's your nationality? Where are your parent's from? What languages do your parents speak? Are you bilingual? (unless job related) What language do you speak at home? What's the origin of your name? QUESTIONS ON RELIGION/POLITICAL BELIEFS
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It's a good idea to give examples of how you have handled stress to your interviewer. I can do some of my most creative work. where the atmosphere was very stressful. and thrive when the pressure is on. and get the job done. asked to get a sense of how you handle on-the-job stress. I'm not a person who has a difficult time with stress. Apply now!www. If the people I am managing are contributing to my stress level. I need good stress to stay motivated and productive. Submit your resume.com/jobs+canada A typical interview question. I manage stress by visiting the gym every evening. rather than to stress. I actually work better under pressure and I've found that I enjoy working in a challenging environment. I find a past pace to be invigorating. I react to situations. From a personal perspective. When I'm under pressure. With stress. I do the best possible job. has helped me effectively manage pressure on the job.www. they get a clear picture how well you can work in stressful situations. Prioritizing my responsibilities so I have a clear idea of what needs to be done when. is "How do you handle pressure?" Examples of good responses include:
Stress is very important to me. That way. I've done some of my best work under tight deadlines. I focus. I find that when I'm under the pressure of a deadline.jobsdb. I discuss options for better handling difficult situations with them. the situation is handled and doesn't become stressful.
what could you do better than the truly leader? • What do you think that you have learned from it? • Would you like to have your boss‟s job? • Why should I hire an outsider when I could fill the job with someone inside the company? • Why were you out of work for so long? • If you caught a student cheating on their test. When all questions have been answered.
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. your results with be scored and you will be advised about whether you should seek a professional evaluation of your symptoms. if that‟s the best answer you can give me. what would you do? • How do you feel this interview is going?
Do you suspect that you may be suffering from anxiety symptoms? While this quiz cannot be used to diagnose anxiety disorders. Other stress questions • Why are manhole covers round? • Why did you switch to political science? Is it because you couldn‟t handle engineering? Why did you do so poorly on this test? • What kinds of people do you find it difficult to work with? • What are some of the things that you find difficult to do? • How would you evaluate me as an interviewer? • What interests you least about this job? • See this pen I‟m holding? Sell it to me. Stress questions by conflict • Okay. it can help you learn about their symptoms and make a recommendation about whether you should seek a professional diagnosis. Direct stress questions • Do you consider standing in a line as stressed work? • Define stress and when do you get stressed out? • Are you able to work under stress? • Please give us an example about you work with a team that faced stress from your experience? • Why do you think it will conduce stress? • What is the worst thing when you faced with stress? • Which transaction is not good for your colleagues whom also faced the stress at the same time? • How do you handle stress? What is the best thin or work you do when you are stressed out? 2. click the bottom button to go to the next question.1. Then what about this question…? • I don‟t really feel like your answering the question. • You need to work a full whole one month because of quarter results nearby what reason will you give to exempt from the work? • If you are a leader of the team. Could you please clarify / could you please start again?” 3. answer each question by selecting the corresponding radio button. Stress questions Pressure • How do you handle rejection? • What is the worst thing that you have heard about our company? 4.
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If you are preparing to fight a foe or run for your life. these adaptations can be quite useful. lightheadedness. During this response.heart pounding. chest pains. that may be accompanied by one or more of the following sensations: racing heart.What Causes Anxiety?
You may be quite familiar with the effects of anxiety -. a feeling like something very bad is going to happen (impending doom). for those of us living in modern times. and you feel like you have to get out. shortness of breath. loss of appetite and nervousness. Instead of helping us to survive. Animals. shaking. including humans. Some of the physical effects of this response include:
Accelerated heart rate Accelerated breathing Paleness or flushing of the skin. or a fluctuation between the two as blood is shunted away from the skin surface to the skeletal muscles Slowed or stopped digestion Changes in tension in the bowel and bladder sphincter muscles. such as poor sleep. react to perceived threats by going into a state of hyperarousal called the fight-or-flight response. these physical changes cause the symptoms that we recognize as anxiety. stomach churning.
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Do you experience episodes of intense fear or panic.but you may be less familiar with what causes anxiety. they prepare your body to take quick action. extreme nervousness. In one way or another.
Do you find yourself worrying or being afraid more than you used to?
4. When you go to a new place. do you find out where the exits and washrooms are. in a crowd. Do you think you have obsessive thoughts?
8. thoughts that seem to get stuck. Do you get panicky when standing in a line. just in case?
7. thoughts that you feel you are going crazy. Do you find yourself avoiding social situations or environments because you are afraid you might become sick or have a panic attack?
5. or at a place where you feel you can’t escape or get out if you need to?
6. I have one or more anxiety symptoms regularly (daily or weekly)
. Do you ever experience persistent mind chatter including irrational but fearful thoughts. or thoughts that you think you are going to lose control?
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13. Do you sometimes feel like you are losing your mind. Do you feel nervous a lot more than before?
10. Are you impatient. Do you find yourself obsessing about your health?
11. Do you often feel overwhelmed?
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12. Do you sometimes feel like you are living in a dream.
Do you sometimes feel disinterested with life or that your emotions feel blunted (you don’t care about anything anymore)?
18. Do you say yes to people's requests when you'd rather say no?
16. How would you rate your self-esteem (how you feel about yourself)?
17. Do you like to be in control?
Anxiety Disorder Self-Evaluation Quiz . Do you consider yourself to be an anxious person?
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19. Has nervousness or anxiety prevented you from doing something?
you may be experiencing some anxietyrelated symptoms or indications of an anxiety disorder. Self-help materials can also provide information. Seeking help early is important. If your doctor diagnosis an anxiety disorder. However.40 Low anxiety.
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Compare your score to the following categories to see if you have an anxiety disorder: Score: Comments:
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=================================================== 21 . You may want to seek anxiety disorder self-help or counselling assistance in order to help lower your risk of further development. it's important to prevent further escalation as anxiety disorders become more entrenched the longer they are left to develop. The only difference is that recovery will take longer the more entrenched the anxiety condition is.80 You are exhibiting anxiety symptoms and may have an anxiety disorder. you should seek experienced anxiety disorder help as soon as possible. Seeking help early is the best approach. help. Self-help materials can also provide information. The more entrenched they become. You should go for a medical evaluation. you should seek experienced anxiety disorder help.20 No anxiety disorder present. You may want to seek anxiety or stress related self-help information in order to help lower your overall risk. =================================================== 81 .
.60 While this is a moderate level. and support. If your doctor diagnosis an anxiety disorder. However. anxiety conditions can be fully resolved at any stage. help. and support.
how effective are they going to be helping others? We realize that this statement may irritate some mental health professionals. When this occurs.Anxiety disorders. therapist. therapists who are currently taking anxiety medication themselves. or for some. normal anxiety becomes an anxiety disorder: a condition that involves a disturbance to the normal functioning of the mind or body. That‟s why those who take medication as their only form of treatment generally remain on medication long term. unknown. Anxiety disorders are quite the opposite. and has remained anxiety condition-free for an extended period of time—more than five years--produces the best results. Therapists who are still taking anti-anxiety or antidepressant medications are doing so because they haven‟t successfully resolved their own anxiety. When the underlying reasons are properly addressed. anxiety almost always persists or returns. While medication can help to reduce anxiety disorder symptoms for some people. medication has a very low success rate regarding anxiety disorder symptom reduction. Our thoughts are. As we mentioned in the Anxiety section. In fact. anxiety disorder
Anxiety disorders are NOT random. fearful. It will be their personal experience with anxiety and their sustained victory over it that can make a profound difference in your recovery. Based on the latest research (this has been our experience as well). Although. and anyone can do it with the right information. is medication-free. counselor. But our experience has shown that this is generally true. aren’t the best sources of anxiety help. it should never be considered a cure or necessary for healthy living. and support. We’ve found that those who work with a therapist who has successfully resolved anxiety disorder in his or her own life. help. grew worse. or distraught because of it. or spiritually symptomatic. Unless the underlying reasons are properly addressed. and a very poor to awful record for long-term success. or psychologist who has successfully beaten anxiety in his or her own life and who has been medication free for at least three years). or uncontrollable diseases. if they haven‟t done it themselves. or find themselves going on and coming off over and over again.com have successfully conquered anxiety in
. anxiety disorders disappear…and for good. emotionally. Anxiety disorders persist only because the underlying reasons aren’t properly addressed. and psychiatrists. All of the coaches/counselors/therapists at anxietycentre. but turns into a condition when a person becomes physically. Anxiety disorder itself is NOT a disease or illness. anxiety disorders appear for specific reasons and have definite underlying reasons why they persist. The good news is: anxiety disorders are resolvable. Note: Based on our experience. the most effective form of treatment for anxiety disorders is the combination of good self-help materials and working with an experienced anxiety therapist who specializes in anxiety recovery (preferably a coach. we know they can feel like unpredictable wild animals. psychologically. Many of our clients have previously tried these options only to find that their condition remained.
Examples include a relationship difficulty (fighting within or the break-up of an important relationship). most early stress conditions fall within this category. and while they may be annoying and mildly distressing. Often one trip to the doctor is reassuring enough that nothing more serious is going on. circumstance. with sufficient self-help materials. generally the more complex it becomes. can be divided into two main categories: Circumstantial anxiety – this type of anxiety condition is characterized by symptoms that appear because of an acute stressful event(s). and support. Because the build up of stress often is the precursor to an anxiety condition. or emotion has passed. remain as an ongoing backdrop to their life. Self-help materials coupled with some personal coaching/counseling/therapy is often sufficient for recovery. Because we know how to do it. for the most part.their own lives. Once the event. They can be categorized as: Early-stage or onset anxiety – symptoms have just started to appear. we can help others succeed as well. situational. Chronic anxiety also has a deep-seated fear component. Chronic anxiety – this type of anxiety condition is characterized by symptoms that come and go over an extended period of time (from a few months to a year or more). and time.
Anxiety conditions. most anxiety conditions in this category resolve on their own. Within these categories. illness or death of a loved one. Consequently. Examples include. there are four types of anxiety: Spontaneous anxiety or panic – anxiety or panic that occurs regardless of where a person is. Episodes can last a few weeks to many years. or have been on and off of medication throughout their life. Anticipatory anxiety or panic – anxiety or panic that occurs because of a thought that something “might” happen or a situation that “might” occur. rest. Many feel that they live in fear whenever their “episodes of illness” appear. Involuntary anxiety or panic – anxiety or panic that occurs involuntarily. help. an individual who has symptoms come and go at different stages of their life (as early as 4 years of age). or anticipatory anxiety. Situational or Phobic anxiety or panic – anxiety or panic that occurs because of a particular situation or location. Properly addressing an anxiety condition early produces the most expedient results. resolution takes longer. There are also degrees of anxiety conditions. or educational stress (intense workload). Others may have it as a constant companion as they journey through life.
Anxiety disorders are resolvable.
. since the more entrenched the condition becomes. by itself. Some can remain constant throughout their life. circumstance(s) or emotion(s). or “out of the blue” that hasn‟t been preceded by spontaneous. This is the best stage to address stress or anxiety. Conditions that last for an extended period of time can also be referred to as “entrenched” anxiety. but it requires the right information. career challenge (job loss or important job promotion). they aren‟t a reason for over concern.
It is highly recommend that the help of a personal anxiety coach/counselor/therapist be involved at this stage. This level of severity is more complex and often more difficult to address. and preferably. and impacting. working with a personal anxiety coach/counselor/therapist (someone with extensive experience. Addressing an anxiety condition at this stage also produces expedient results. we highly recommend that you work with someone who has personally experienced anxiety at this degree of severity in his or her own life. Repeated trips to the doctor prove fruitless. is minimal. medication alone at this stage only masks the underlying condition. Dramatic to full lifestyle impairment. Self-help materials coupled with some personal coaching/counseling/therapy is generally sufficient for recovery.
. At this stage. There may be repeated trips to the doctor in hopes of finding a resolution. such as good self-help materials and personal coaching/counseling/therapy.
Very high anxiety – intense and entrenched symptoms. however.
High anxiety – symptoms are dramatic. persistent. Fortunately. however.Mild severity – symptoms may be intermittent or persistent. There is moderate lifestyle impairment. Their negative impact on the individual‟s lifestyle. While self-help materials can help a condition to improve. They have a high level of fear about their condition and where it might lead. Fear of their condition is more predominant. severe. Unfortunately. Many at this stage are already on medication. many activities are restricted. While individuals may be able to force themselves to do mandatory tasks. persistent and entrenched.
Moderate severity – symptoms are more complex. Individuals at this stage may start to become fearful of their condition or their condition‟s implications. Many feel their condition is out of control. Recommended treatment at this stage should involve personal coaching/counseling/therapy in conjunction with good self-help materials. the road to recovery may be longer and more complex the longer a condition remains entrenched.) Recovery can be attained at any stage. (Self-help materials alone will NOT produce full recovery or lasting results when anxiety reaches this level. doctors typically prescribe medication to help reduce symptoms and the negative impact they have on the individual‟s lifestyle. Further. While self-help materials will play an important role in the recovery process. someone who has experienced anxiety in his or her own life) has been shown to produce significantly more effective and lasting results. one-on-one assistance is most often required before normal and lasting health can be attained when severity has reached this level. This masking effect often enables the condition and its effects to continue to resurface time after time unless the underlying condition is properly addressed. they aren‟t too restricting. many doctors are now recognizing the value of a more comprehensive approach to anxiety resolution. Their personal experience and insight will be of great value and comfort to you during your recovery process. Lifestyle is significantly impaired. The individual may make a few trips to the doctor in hopes of finding a solution. yet their symptoms persist to varying degrees. While the symptoms may be annoying and mildly distressing.
numbness on the skin Burning skin sensation on the face. parts of or your entire body feels sore and achy. ears. chest tightness Choking Chronic Fatigue. each having their own specific causes and characteristics. loss of color in the face or skin) Blushing. skin sensitivity. the majority of anxiety symptoms are common to all types. red face or skin Body aches. Social phobia) Phobias (including specific phobias) Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Be encouraged. Panic Attacks) Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) Obsessive-Compulsive disorder (OCD) Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD. The National Institute of Mental Health lists the six main categories of anxiety disorder as: Panic Attack Disorder (Anxiety Attack Disorder. toes. turning red. immobility in the back or back muscles Blanching (looking pale. worn out Clumsiness. blushing. flushed face.” prickly or other skin sensations. scalp. flushed skin. intense body tremor or “body shake” Body temperature increase or decrease. super tired. itchy. or shoulders Buzzing sensation in the feet. reactions. co-ordination problems with the limbs or body
. change in body temperature Burning skin. legs Chest pain. sensitivity. electric jolt feeling in body. There is excellent help available for those who experience anxiety disorders. fingers. “crawly. stiffness.Anxiety disorders are commonly classified into the following categories. pressure. neck. spasms. soreness. body zaps. tension. increase in allergies (number. Click on each link for more information: There are several categories associated with anxiety disorder. While some of the symptoms associated with each category may be unique. arms. lengthier reactions) Back pain. Anxiety IS reversible.
What are anxiety symptoms?
Common anxiety symptoms include: Body (anxiety symptoms commonly associated with the body in general):
Allergy problems. Anxiety Attacks. feels like your body and muscles are bruised Body jolts. hands. exhaustion. feeling clumsy.
feel ill. uncontrollable profuse sweating The floor feels like it is moving either down or up for no reason Tightness in the ribs or rib cage area. nervous energy Increased or decreased sex drive Infection . Pulsing or throbbing sensation. legs. persistent infection Mouth or throat clicking or grating sound/noise when you move your mouth or jaw. profusely sweating at night No energy. chocolate. tremor.
Cold chills. anywhere on the body. moving mouth. sexual uninterest Shooting pains. or strange Flu-like symptoms. shoulder pain. and odd pressures in the neck. general malaise. head. numbness and tingling Numbness and tingling. feet. arms. feeling dizzy Electric shock feeling. flushed skin Frequent urination Hair loss. feeling lightheaded Dizzy. tired Numbness Numbness tingling. skin looks like or is turning red Rib or rib cage tightness. face. or feeling like a tight band around the rib cage Sexual Dysfunction. or face Shooting pains in the face Shooting pains in the scalp or head Skipped heart beats Sore or tight scalp or back of the neck Startle easily Sweating. odd. jitter. feet. feeling lethargic. stiffness Pounding heart. or clumps of hair are falling out Head Zaps Heart palpitations. stabbing pains. red face. different. groin area Throat or mouth clicking or grating sound/noise when you move your mouth or jaw. body zaps Excess of energy. or shake when used Muscle twitching Nausea Nausea vomiting Neck. pressure. chest. foreign.increased infections. hair is thinning. co-ordination problems with the mouth or tongue Dizziness. sweets. head. feel like your are falling or dropping even though you aren't Feel like you are going to pass out or faint Feeling cold or chilled Feel wrong. Red skin. including the hands. and other skin sensations on hands. excess energy. racing heart Hyperactivity. feeling cold Craving sugar. talking. waking up in a sweat. tightness/stiffness Night sweats. may also feel like a tight band around the ribs or rib cage area. such as when talking Muscles that vibrate. you feel you can‟t relax Falling sensation. heart feels like it is beating too hard Pulsing or throbbing muscles. such as when talking TMJ
. or any other places on the body Persistent muscle tension. like you are coming down with a flu Flushed face. usual craving for sugar and sweets Difficulty speaking. mouth. back. Tingling sensations. head.
or self-consciousness Need to find nearest washrooms before you can feel comfortable Need to seat near exits
Head (anxiety symptoms commonly associated with the head):
Brain fog Burning. or muscles Weight loss. unusually frightening thoughts or feelings Heightened self awareness. frequent urination. rapid heartbeat Heart . of dying. shaking. heart feels like it is beating too hard Rib or rib cage tightness. itchy. sudden urge to go to the washroom (similar to urinary tract or prostate infection symptoms) Warm spells Weak . pressure. tremors Twitching Unsteadiness. circumstances. mood. feeling smothered. light. arms.
Trembling. dizziness. flutters or „skipped‟ beats.feel weak. feeling dizzy or lightheaded Urgency to urinate. weakness. tight scalp Dizziness Dizzy Dizziness or light-headedness Frequent headaches. of normal things. migraine headaches
. like you may faint Weak legs. chest feels like it is vibrating Chest pain or discomfort Concern about the heart Feel like you have to force yourself to breath Find it hard to breath. low energy. trembling in the chest.Irregular heart rhythms. soft. objects. of impending doom. unusual feelings and emotions. weight gain
Chest (anxiety symptoms commonly associated with the chest area):
Chest tremors. Fear of being in public Fear of dying Fear of losing control Fear of impending doom Fear of making mistakes or making a fool of yourself to others Fear of passing out Fear that you are losing your mind Fears about irrational things. tickle in the chest that makes you cough Pounding heart. shortness of breath Frequent yawning to try and catch your breath Heart Palpitations – beating hard or too fast. or feeling like a tight band around the rib cage
Emotions (see mood) (anxiety symptoms commonly associated with emotions. or situations Fears of going crazy. and feelings) Fears (anxiety symptoms commonly associated with fear):
A heightened fear of what people think of you Afraid of being trapped in a place with no exits Constant feeling of being overwhelmed.
pressure. or fear
. or melodies that "stick" in your mind and replay over and over again. short-term memory loss Difficulty thinking. Trapped in your mind feeling Underlying anxiety. and odd pressures in the neck. songs. head tremors Giddiness Numbness Numbness tingling. mental images. head. speaking. tightness/stiffness Head zaps. float upwards Sore jaw that feels like a tooth ache TMJ (Temporo-Mandibular Joint) . throbbing sound in the ear(s) Tickle or itch in your ear that you can't seem to get at
Mind (anxiety symptoms commonly associated with the mind and thinking):
Afraid of everything Altered state of reality. that your ear canal it plugged or blocked. apprehension. that there is a pebble in your ear that you can't get out Low rumbling sounds Reduced hearing. or that there is just too much to handle or do Having difficulty concentrating Nightmares. noises in the head Pulsing in the ears. have a hard time learning new information Short-term memory impairment.
Feeling like there is a tight band around your head. or face Shooting pains in the face Shooting pains in the scalp or head When you close your eyes you feel like are beginning to. or moments ago Spaced out feelings. bad dreams Obsession about sensations or getting better Repetitive thinking or incessant „mind chatter‟ Short-term learning impairment. can't remember what I did a few days. numbness and tingling Shooting pains. a feeling like you've done or experienced something before Depersonalization Derealization Desensitization Difficulty concentrating. neck or shoulder pain. tightness Hair loss. noises in the ears. frequent or intermittent reduced hearing or deafness in one or both ears Ringing in the ears. or universe feeling Brain Fog Deja Vu. hair is thinning. or will. thoughts.clenching of the jaw or grinding of the teeth
Hearing/Ear(s) (anxiety symptoms commonly associated with hearing):
Feel like there is something stuck in your ear. hours. forming thoughts. following conversations Disorientation Fear of going crazy Fear of losing control Fear of impending doom Feelings of unreality Frequent feeling of being overwhelmed. concepts. feeling spaced out "Stuck" thoughts. or clumps of hair are falling out Head. consciousness. stabbing pains.
Always feeling angry and lack of patience Depersonalization Depression Dramatic mood swings (emotional flipping) Emotionally blunted. something stuck in your throat Mouth muscles twitching/jumping Mouth or throat clicking or grating sound/noise when you move your mouth or jaw. gas. apprehension. or tingling. emotions. emotionally numb Underlying anxiety. belching. flat. slurred speech Dry mouth Feeling like you can‟t swallow properly or that something will get caught in your throat Feeling like your tongue is swollen IBS Lack of appetite or taste Lump in the throat. bloating Teeth grinding The thought of eating makes you nauseous
. tight throat. detached from loved ones. or tingling. or like pins and needles. or all of these. frightening Feeling down in the dumps Feeling like things are unreal or dreamlike Frequently being on edge or 'grouchy' Feel like crying for no apparent reason Have no feelings about things you used to Not feeling like yourself. „metallic‟ or „ammonia‟. or fear You feel like you are under pressure all the time
Mouth/Stomach (anxiety symptoms commonly associated with the mouth and stomach):
A „tinny‟. mouth feels like it isn't moving right. feeling like the inside of your mouth is burning. belching) Burning mouth. such as when talking Nausea Nausea vomiting Nausea or abdominal stress Numbness Numbness tingling.
You often feel you are carrying the world on your shoulders
Mood / Emotions (anxiety symptoms commonly associated with mood. or unusual smell or taste Aerophagia (swallowing too much air. or numb Emotional "flipping" (dramatic mood swings) Emotions feel wrong Everything is scary. or like pins and needles. numbness and tingling Stomach upset. stomach distention. or all of these together or at different times Burning tongue. pronouncing certain letters or sounds. or all of these together or at different times Choking Constant craving for sugar or sweets Constipation Diarrhea Difficulty swallowing Difficulty talking. feeling like your tongue is burning.
frequent urination. sore. or blurred vision Dry. watery or itchy eyes Eye tricks. and so many more. or swollen tongue (when it isn‟t). gagging. Urgency to urinate. worry all the time. heart beat problems. head tingles.
Tight throat. itchy tingling in arms and legs. numbness and tingling Skin problems. “stretched. flashes Eyes sensitive to light Spots in the vision Flashing lights when eyes are closed Your depth perception feels wrong
Touch (anxiety symptoms commonly associated with touch):
Burning skin sensations. tightness in the chest. foggy. tingles. numbness and tingling Pain Tingling. frozen. muscle twinges. shaky. infections. itchy. or crazy dreams Hearing sounds in your head that jolt you awake Insomnia. tongue twitches. or waking up ill in the middle of the night Jolting awake Waking up in a panic attack You feel worse in the mornings
Sight (anxiety symptoms commonly associated with sight):
Distorted. stars. “jumpy. “crawly. twitching. skin sensitivity Numbness Numbness tingling. pins and needles feelings
Other anxiety symptoms are described as: Being like a hypochondriac. sudden urge to go to the washroom Vomiting
Skin (anxiety symptoms commonly associated with the skin):
Burning skin sensations. lump in throat Throat or mouth clicking or grating sound/noise when you move your mouth or jaw. rashes
Sleep (anxiety symptoms commonly associated with sleep):
Difficulty falling or staying asleep Frequent bad. skin sensitivity Feeling cold or chilled Numbness Numbness tingling.” aching.” numb.Tingly. breath lump. you may also find yourself worrying compulsively about: • Having a heart attack
. such as when talking TMJ Tongue symptoms . In addition to these anxiety symptoms. seeing things our of the corner of your eye that isn‟t there.” burning. bizarre.
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Anxiety Cures. it can be successfully reversed. fearful. it doesn’t have to turn into or remain a disorder. we cause the body more stress and that stress produces symptoms of stress: anxiety symptoms. But YES. you can live a normal life again. anxiety can be resolved so that it doesn't disrupt a normal lifestyle. When it does become a disorder. Essentially. psychologically. we live more stressfully and fearfully than others. And as a result. and what you should know about them! Anxiety is “being afraid.com/anxiety-attacks. danger. Anxiety is something we produce. Also be wary of programs offering "Guaranteed Results.” There aren’t any. These are some of the more common anxiety symptoms.anxietycentre. And YES. anxiety cure
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Having a serious undetected illness Dying prematurely Going insane or losing your mind Suddenly snapping Losing it Uncontrollably harming yourself or someone you love Losing control of your thoughts and actions Being embarrassed or making a fool out of yourself Losing control Fainting in public Not breathing properly Losing control of reality Choking or suffocating Being alone
NOTE: Each anxiety symptom described and explained––why they appear and what we can do to eliminate them––in the Anxiety Symptoms Listing section (Chapter 9) in the members area.
Anxiety ISN‟T something we genetically inherit or an illness or disease we contract.
Anxiety turns into a disorder when a person becomes physically. or spiritually symptomatic. and protect us from. Therefore." These are sales gimics to those who aren't informed about anxiety. This list isn't exhaustive. emotionally. Anxiety DOESN'T have to be a disorder. anxiety can‟t be cured or eliminated.
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your symptoms will return again in time.
Once you learn how to stop producing anxiety. panic. How do we know? All of us at anxietycentre. sleep disorder.we have a long list of natural and practical things you can do to reduce and eventually eliminate anxiety symptoms in the member's area of our website). Anxiety recovery isn‟t rocket science. herbs. These methods should be approached with caution and discernment. For example it contains answers to:
. While there are many ways to reduce and eliminate anxiety symptoms. or personal or family relationships? The Frequent Questions section in the members area of our web site has answers to many of these questions. and for good. The member‟s area of our web site contains a wealth of information on how you can do that. There are. many methods. however. and support. Because once you stop medication. and often. And that is by successfully addressing the core causes of the anxiety disorder by accessing the right information. And. They may only help to diminish symptoms. We‟ve done it. we have a professional coaching/counseling/therapy staff to help you every step of the way. help. but NONE OF THEM CURE ANXIETY. You can too! Do it right. grief. anyone can do it with the right information. but it does take the right information.Do you have an anxiety question? Do you have a question about anxiety. abuse. and consequently.While medication can help to diminish symptoms. what you can do to eliminate it as a condition. so do the symptoms. over and over again.com have recovered and remained anxiety condition-free because we learned how. and support. help. If you‟ve been struggling with anxiety. they do nothing to address the real cause. and if you haven‟t adjusted they way you live. stress.
Learning what anxiety is. medication should NEVER be considered as a cure. medications. It‟s also important to recognize that many treatments that claim to be anxiety cures only address the symptoms that result from an anxiety disorder. IS the cure. anxiety as a condition goes away. depression. and remedies that may help to diminish symptoms. how you produce it. vitamins. personal development. and more importantly. as there are many ways of reducing and eliminating symptoms without having to spend money (many are natural and practical things anyone can do . And if you'd like personal help. take control of your life and learn how to recover…and for good. what it does to the mind and body. Our members tell us time and time again that we have this combination.
Anxiety Answers . but even placebos can do that. and support. help. Long-term recovery occurs when you get the right information and learn how to do the right things. there is only one way to fully resolve anxiety when it turns into a disorder (condition). Unfortunately.
then members can email them to us and we'll answer them and post your answer in the member‟s area if it hasn't already been answered. My doctor told me that this could be caused by anxiety. I also experience head pressures and burning sensations that come and go. salty snacks) increase my anxiety symptoms? Can anxiety make you feel like your brain is tingly? Can anxiety cause back pain and other back problems? I have pain and stiffness in my hands and feet. If you don't find your question answered there. I also have difficulty breathing at times. But recently. Can anxiety cause persistent nausea? Can anxiety cause "eye floaters?" If I rest. Can anxiety cause weight loss? I become fatigued and my arms and legs feel achy and sore like I did a rigorous workout. Can these be caused by anxiety? I have constant chest pain. Can anxiety cause this? How can I get my sleep back on track?
The member‟s area of our website has answers to hundreds more. potato chips. It comes and goes and hits sometimes suddenly. If you have questions about your anxiety symptoms or condition. Do you have a question about your symptoms? The member‟s area also lists and fully describes a great many of the symptoms commonly associated with stress. Can anxiety cause more phlegm than usual…can this happen? Can ingesting a lot of salt (table salt.
. Are these anxiety related? Can heavy workouts cause an increase in muscle twitching or elevate anxiety symptoms? I have a lot of pain in my body. Can anxiety cause this? Ever since I‟ve gotten anxiety. and back pain. I've lost a lot of weight. the member‟s area of our web site has your answers. Can anxiety cause this? Does high blood pressure cause anxiety or does anxiety cause high blood pressure? Ever since my anxiety has gotten a lot worse. Can anxiety cause this? Can anxiety cause a fever? Can anxiety cause your body's temperature to fluctuate? I‟ve recently come off of my medication and I don‟t want to go back on. I have been getting a lot of infections. especially prior to falling asleep. For more information on some of these symptoms. see the Anxiety Symptoms section of our website. and legs. arms. I‟ve been getting frequent stabbing pains in my head. anxiety.
I feel detached from reality. will they go away? I have been clearing my throat quite a bit lately. and sometimes they take forever to go away. Can anxiety cause this? I'm afraid of everything now. feet. Is this normal with anxiety? Why does anxiety cause breathing symptoms? Can muscle twitching symptoms last for several months? The floor feels like it is moving. and sleep disorders. Most often it's in my hands. or is my relationship affecting my anxiety? Can intense or heavy workouts cause my anxiety symptoms to increase? I often feel worse in the mornings. Can anxiety cause this? I've been having a lot of nausea. as if living in another universe. What's this all about? How can I get this to stop? Can anxiety cause my skin to feel hot to the touch and look red? Is my anxiety affecting my relationship. chest tightness. But it can occur other places too.
To have your results sent to your email address. to what degree. How stressful have things been at home lately? Things at home have been very stressful Things at home have been more stressful than normal Things at home have been about the same Things at home aren‟t that stressful
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3. Lately. Once you are finished. click the "See Results" button to receive your results. please ensure that your email address is spelled correctly. Be sure to make the necessary changes on each question. Go through each question and answer it according to how you truly feel. and if so. Keep in mind that all questions have a preselected answer.Daily Stress Rating Test
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5. Are you worried about losing your job? Yes. most of the time Yes. Have you been worrying about your health lately? Yes. I always worry about my health Yes. I‟m a little worried about my financial situation No.
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social isolation and loneliness. college students. your stress is in a healthy range. 81 . Numerous surveys confirm that adult Americans perceive they are under much more stress than a decade or two ago. management. A 1996 Prevention magazine survey found that almost 75% feel they have "great stress" one day a week with one out of three indicating they feel this way more than twice a week. the loss of other strong sources of social support that are powerful stress busters. Many of us believe we‟re under more stress today than our parents were 30 years ago. the erosion of family and religious values and ties. 21 . violence and other threats to personal safety. 41 . what is stress:
Stress: We hear about the negative effects of stress daily.Your score is:
0 .60: Moderately Stressed Your stress is elevated well above the normal range. One can assume that today‟s level of perceived stress is even more impacting than it was in 1996. There can be little doubt that the situation has progressively worsened since then. It has been estimated that 75 .40: Mildly Stressed Your stress is somewhat elevated.80: High Stress Your stress is considered high.
. 1983 cover story called stress "The Epidemic of the Eighties" and referred to it as our leading health problem. the more increasingly sense of loss of control. teenagers.
Stress. pernicious peer pressures that lead to substance abuse and other unhealthy life style habits. If you believe this.90 percent of all visits to primary care physicians are for stress related problems. stress symptom. Job stress is far and away the leading source of stress for adults but stress levels have also escalated in children. Time magazine's June 6.100: Very High Stress Your stress is considered very high. you are correct. including:
increased crime. 61 . stress relief.20: Normal Range Congratulations. In the same 1983 survey only 55% said they felt under great stress on a weekly basis. and the elderly for other reasons.
heavy workloads. stress can lead to even more serious illness. often in the form of symptoms including:
irritability anger anxiety depression fatigue tension headaches stomachaches hypertension migraine headaches ulcers heart conditions colitis and a number of other possible symptoms (many that are listed in the Anxiety Symptoms section of this website)
Eventually. child problems. To respond to these demands and pressures. Daily stress is unavoidable and if it was properly managed. but we often miss the more intricate workings of stress and its affect on the body and mind. Heart related diseases rank #1 in the top ten causes of death. however.What is stress? Stress is a complex phenomenon. cancer. As we all know. It has been defined in many ways. some days seem more stressful than others and some times it seems there is no letup. On-going stress. Too frequent. The body can convey distress signals in a variety of ways. career pressures. Common medical opinion suggests that 96% of all illness is either a direct result of stress. The majority of people know what the basics of stress often look like. extreme. Stress is a physical and psychological response to perceived demands and pressures from without and from within. to name a few.
. unrealistic expectations. such as financial pressures. such as heart disease. it wouldn‟t cause too many health problems. we mobilize physical and emotional resources (which produce stress hormones to increase in the body). Cancer ranks #3 Diabetes ranks #7 What kinds of things can cause stress? There are many factors that can cause stress. when not managed well. but simply put. and aging. diabetes or thyroid dysfunction. or prolonged mobilization strains us and generates distress signals. is at the root of a great many illnesses. or greatly aggravated by it. “it is the wear and tear of everyday life”. relationship difficulties.
frustration. however. For example. as well as tips on how to develop your own personal stress management program. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. For example. Make a life-long commitment to better managing stress. anxiety and panic attack conditions. What are the physiological effects of stress? Both pleasant and unpleasant stress affects the body and mind in similar physiological ways.
This is a brief overview of stress and its implications. we also pay psychological and emotional prices when we experience unrelieved stress. depression. No longer is stress just a “buzz” word. and how to better manage it. the member‟s area of our website contains a wealth of stress information including a detailed listing of the biological and psychological aspects associated with stress. low mood.
. can also cause an increase in heart rate. It‟s a vast epidemic. what it can do. A difficult relationship breakup. The physiological aspects may include increased heart rate. unhappiness. and other similar biological reactions. and depersonalization (feeling detached from life or feeling that you are living in a dream-state) frequently occur when stress is allow to build and remain high. blood pressure. blood pressure. These physiological consequences occur because stress causes an immediate and proportional release of stress hormones (as well as a number of other chemicals and components) to flood into the bloodstream whenever we sense we are being stressed (the member's area of this website contains an in-depth description of the biological and physiological consequences of stress). drug addiction. What are the implications of long-term stress? Persistent unrelieved stress can negatively affect our lives. it‟s our perception of these events (how we think and feel about them) that actually causes the chemical and psychological responses that can either help or harm the body and mind. or can be aggravated by. For more detailed information about stress and its affects on our life. Take immediate action to better manage it and your health. Obsessive Compulsive Disorders. numerous stress management and reduction strategies. What can I do to prevent the negative effects of stress from impacting my life?
Seek to truly understand stress. what it is. What are the psychological effects of stress? In addition to the many physiological consequences associated with stress. complete descriptions of common stress and anxiety symptoms. Become aware of the stress in your life. short-term memory loss. energy. difficulty thinking. feeling overwhelmed. and mental activity. to name a few. mental activity. It can even prove deadly. fear. and alcoholism can result from. unrelieved stress. The more proficient you are at managing it. Make the necessary changes in your lifestyle and approach to life permanent. lack of motivation. the healthier your life will be. winning a large sum of money may result in pleasant stress that produces an excited and happy response (when we think about the many things that a large sum of money may bring). Other symptoms such as persistent anger. sleep problems.While these factors can result in stress.