Posts Tagged ‘Current Stresses’

Stress, Illness and Competition

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

A match for the Women’s World Chess Championship recently finished in Tirana, the capital of Albania.  The winner was incumbent champion Hou Yifan, a 17 year old from China who won the title last December, the youngest ever.  The pressure on her was enormous for several reasons.  The weight of national pride was heightened by the fact that Ms Koneru, her 24 year old challenger, is a native of India, China’s geopolitical rival.  Ms Koneru had also surpassed Hou (slightly) in the world rankings.  In addition, prize money for the match winner was more than $50,000 greater than for the loser.


Stress Illness Brochure (2)

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

Continuing with Part 2 of the Stress Illness brochure:

How Can You Find Out If Stress is Causing Your Illness?


The Mayonnaise Jar and the Two Beers

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, think about this story that is often quoted on the internet.  (If you know the author, please tell everyone by commenting.)


Linking Stresses and Symptoms (1)

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

Whether you are a patient with stress illness or a clinician, there is an art to finding hidden stresses and their links to physical symptoms.  Fortunately, the basic principles are straightforward.  A good way to start is by writing a chronology of the symptoms, starting with the beginning of the illness and then recording the pattern since.  Next, look for stresses that occurred at times the symptoms were prominent.  The following list of questions may help: (more…)