Expert Advice

Symptoms of stress: what you need to know

Most of us show symptoms of stress from time to time – we all experience challenges and overcoming them is just part of day-to-day life, which, indeed, would be dull without them. But when stressful situations don’t let up, or we feel out of control and unable to cope with them, the symptoms of stress can stop us living a well-balanced life, damage our health or those close to us.

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12 ways to cope with too many emails

Does an inbox stacked with too many emails confront you every time you switch on your computer or phone? Dealing with email stress is now key to working efficiently and avoiding email overload. Here are 12 ways to improve your email management, based on academic research and advice by experts.

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Stress rash: symptoms, causes and treatment

Stress rash, also referred to as hives or urticaria, is one of the most common symptoms of stress. Here, we discuss the science behind it and outline the major symptoms and treatments.

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13 tips on how to deal with exam stress

Exam stress, like most stress, mainly comes down to feeling out of control. Do I know enough? What questions will come up? What if I do badly? This triggers reactions from feeling irritable to being unable to eat or sleep properly, feeling tearful or even panicky. Here are some tips on how to deal with exam stress.

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8 places to turn during a nervous breakdown

If you think you are suffering a nervous breakdown, you should seek urgent help. You should never feel like stress is something you have to suffer in silence. We explain the eight best places to turn during a stress crisis.

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7 quick fixes for stress

If you cope well with pressure and only get stressed occasionally, these quick, simple techniques will help your mind and body relax and get back to a ‘normal’ state. Here are seven quick fixes for stress that almost anyone can use.

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How we did our research – and picked our therapies

We have looked at how much research has been done into a therapy and how sound the research methods were that make claims about its effectiveness. We searched through some of the largest databases of science literature, such as PubMed and Scopus, as well as …

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Six ways to beat festive-season stress

Christmas is for many of us a time of considerable stress. We bring you six simple ways to get through trails and tribulations of the holiday season.

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Become a team player: dealing with workplace stress

Many of us have to tread a fine path when dealing with work colleagues. Ideally, we would all work at the same pace and with the same intensity. At the end of each day everyone would go home happy feeling that there were no weak …

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Make ‘firebreaks’ of clear time in your working day

I meet many people who are frantically busy. They wear their diaries as badges of honour, proud to be indispensable and wanted by everyone. Every now and then they will say to me,’ You have no idea how busy I am,’ and then look puzzled …

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