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When should I seek help for managing my stress?

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You should get help in dealing with your stress when you experience any of the following:

  • A big drop in work/school performance
  • Lots of anxiety
  • Alcohol or drug abuse
  • Can't cope with demands of daily life
  • Irrational fears
  • Obsession with food and fear of becoming obese
  • Changes in sleeping or eating habits
  • Lingering illnesses
  • Suicidal thoughts or urges to hurt others
  • Self-mutilation, self-destructive or dangerous behavior
  • Withdrawn mood or behavior that doesn't go away
Reviewed by Neil Lava on May 05, 2019

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