Depression, Anxiety, Pharmacist Tunnel discussed on Food for Thought
For our health and finances were all facing a new set of worries stresses ingrained in our world and day to day lives, and while this might sound overwhelming if we learned to understand it, we can then hopefully break the stress cycle. So. This meets food for thought sees Pharmacist Tunnel for Dr David Hamilton and I explore what stress ready is how we can control it and intern combated Hello David Hi there how are you today of? Thank you for asking I am very very well thank you how about yourself a really good. been working on morning on the bookwork in. Mathematics in Part Team University degree in Maths and physics. So I I was working or not this morning as well. So it's been. A multi tasking morning. Feeling that sounds incredibly strenuous. So just destroying your mind further today. I'm talking about strengthened kindness and self esteem missiles, things today, and let's start by a stat that I wanted to bring up. So research has shown that if adults in the UK. That work seems to be riches convenience through what you just said the biggest stress factor. Now, do you think this could be where businesses are perhaps maybe going wrong in terms of health of their employees and how they looking after them Yeah I think different companies have different different ways of looking at us, I think some companies. Don't really either notice or it's not so much of a big deal. The stresses experienced by employees it is other companies the new of a s really much. Something that they really have ongoing programs like stress management, Magma volt in a couple of companies. Where we've actually look to closing the culture of kindness really as an antidote to stress I think, varies from one company to the next and I think it's just the. You. Know. How How. Much I. I guess the the company not really notices a what's happening with employees in Ho what the Anita? Exactly exactly and I know you do a lot of work as well in the area of even being kind to one enough and the fact that. I the way we speak to one another as well as noticing the effects of stress because there's different types of stress isn't that that can affect us and how we talk to each flea could be a factor the definitely I mean but we have you know what you call acute stress the stuff that just happens. Because of something, maybe even something not necessarily this happened but your your perception, your perspective on on something here the way you look at something for example, and then you get a law of was what you might call episode stress. You may get a lot of a stressor, a succession of them and I think if these we hand and then stress becomes almost a hobby is. Something that you've experienced a law. Then we call that chronic stress and so and that's when I think that's when you stop to associate when people talk about the impact of stress on our health. I think in general we we're more more thinking of the impact of chronic stress can along term stuff that that really does occupy much of our psyche, but really has stone physiological effect. Exactly. I think the physiological is. Is what I think most people will be able to notice more perhaps in terms of what symptoms they they can feel. Could you just list a few perhaps that people could be aware of to note of? Despite my my job, my job era, right a lot of books on mind body connection covering Strasser eight books and Kanus and self esteem. But I have struggled a lot in my own life with with stress and anxiety, and for me the both feel linked an anxiety as for many people. A mentor emotional, a scientific supporters of stress but on a physical level depending on the person, some people end up shallow breathing. How many people do you know who don't notice that the not breathing women under stress? oftentimes, we forget to breathe and you look if you don't notice all of a sudden you food yourself. Good. And you take a gulp of breath because you've actually forgotten to breathe over shallow breathing because whole upper body let the muscles become really taints. So muscular tension for many people as a symptom especially tension in your jaw grinding the teeth but then deeper inside the body what we gay as a suppression of in function meaning that the immune system is less able to. To counteract ought to deal with many of the organizational Kohl's. The occasional pathogens that calmer, and then also you know increases in blood pressure even long time. If you take into the long term, then it begins, it can really impact a person's county vascular health. So we can. We can get ultimately you up of of inflammation and the blood vessels which can long-term elite to increase risks. I should say or things, attack and stroke. So I guess stress is a load to continue in chronic sense for a long period of time I think that's when we see more of the physical or physiological detrimental. Effects of now completely, and if that's the physical side, what about a psychological side? How do you identify that? I think I can speak from my own expediency of because an pasta I have struggled with depression in a number, a number of years ago, and it was not to stress in my life. I? Mean there's different ways people can have different depression that can they of depression for a variety of different reasons from genetic from? Genetic influence life experience or for chemical imbalances is a number of reasons. But for some people, it can be an accumulation, almost an overload of stress and for me passionately, it was an overload of stresses a happening at the same time. The I didn't feel able to cope with a at the time and another symptom iheart psychological was anxiety and it's something I have had to deal with even despite as I say despite my job a writer and in this field anxiety is something that has. prompted. His head up numerous teams and it's something that I almost get used to that. When it comes I know that go away and so I don't give it that much attention because it just dissipates again but but. Depression, are psychological a symptoms of stress for of people edit editor ability you frustration all these. Momentary. The ways that we respond to the strategies can be through eligibility of frustration and almost like a you know a build up. The pressure cooker will descriptions release it you know oftentimes people it's an it's an outburst that comes opposite accumulation of stress. We're not able to deal with the symptoms when they arrive in the ways that we can moderate the effects of these things. But if we don't attempt to moderate the really can build up and that's when you get a build up of psychological and frazee logical. Effects Yeah. The pressure cooker analogy is is really good. Actually economic theory with the steam the steam rising. I think we've all been there one hundred percent and that's what's so interesting about this topic in this discussion today that it does impact everybody I. Mean I think they can physically be a person out there that has not experienced a fraction anxiety or stress in their lives so. More so than ever I suppose because we're living in a time..