19 Nov 2014
coping with holiday stress - dr a miric.

Coping with holiday stress

This time of the year is often hard for people who suffer from mental health issues since there are extra pressures on finances, relationships and reminders of loved ones who may not be with us. A few simple tips to cope 1) Sleep: One of the most important things for maintaining mood stability is ensuring good sleep patterns. If you have been my patient you know how much I emphasize this. This article by Dr Colinda Linde is one of my favourite on the topics. 2) Substances: It’s a very tempting time of the year, especially for those who struggle […]
09 Aug 2015

The Stress Response

This is part two in my blog post stress series based on the ’10 Steps to Mastering Stress’ by David Barlow et al. In my first blog post in this series we looked at understanding stress and how we will approach decreasing it in your day-to-day life. In this post I will describe the stress response. The stress response has physical, mental and behavioral components. Physical response There are two ‘stress response’ systems in the body – the sympathetic nervous system and the parasympathetic nervous system. The sympathetic system prepares your body for action and the parasympathetic response calms your […]