Erectile Dysfunction and Stress Management
When Should I Seek Help for Stress?
You should seek help in dealing with stress when you experience any of the following:
- Marked decline in work/school performance.
- Excess anxiety.
- Alcohol or drug abuse.
- Inability to cope with demands of daily life.
- Irrational fears.
- Obsessive preoccupation with food and fear of becoming obese with no relationship to actual body weight.
- Significant change in sleeping or eating habits.
- Persistent physical ailments and complaints.
- Suicidal thoughts or urge to hurt others.
- Self-mutilation, self-destructive or dangerous behavior.
- Sustained, withdrawn mood or antisocial behavior.
- Decline or marked indifference in interpersonal relationships.
Where Do I Go to Get Help for Stress?
Your personal doctor. He or she can determine if stress is due to an anxiety disorder, a medical condition, or both and can refer you to a mental health professional, if necessary.
If an emergency, call a crisis hotline, or go to the nearest emergency room.