Deciding if medications for anxiety and depression are right for you
Because symptoms associated with chronic stress can have serious health consequences, engaging with your health care provider to develop a health care strategy that's right for you is important.
There are many options for treating anxiety and depression, which can be associated with chronic stress. Some questions to consider asking your health care provider include...
Some coping tips
Identify what makes you stressed. For example, keep a journal of your “stress triggers.” Write down how your thoughts and behaviors change when you’re stressed.
Working on thoughts
Consider the thoughts that scare you or make you more anxious. Are they realistic? Are they unhelpful or unproductive?
This site provides some general information on the relationships between stress and health. Your individual situation is unique. Your health care provider is best suited to work with you on a health care strategy that fits your needs. Content on this site was written by Dianne Rees, JD, PhD (last updated December, 9, 2009) and is not sponsored by third parties.