Treatment for a stress reaction depends on the underlying cause and the severity of the symptoms. Treatment may include avoiding stressful situations, avoiding stimulant medications, relaxation techniques, counseling, and antianxiety medications.
Specific treatment for a stress reaction may include:
- Avoid stressful situations
- Avoid stimulants:
- Eat a healthy diet
- Counseling for stress:
- Psychotherapy for stress management
- Relaxation techniques for stress:
- Relaxation therapy
- Antianxiety medications for stress:
Drugs used in the treatment of persistent stress reactions include:
Stress Questions For Doctor
The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of stress reaction.
Questions to ask before treatment:
- What are my treatment options?
- What are the risks associated with treatment?
- What are the complications I should watch for?
- How long will I be on medication?
- What are the potential side effects of my medication?
- Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
- Should I take my medication with food?
Questions to ask after treatment:
- Do I need to change my diet?
- Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
- When can I resume my normal activities?
- When can I return to work?
- Do I need a special exercise program?
- What else can I do to reduce my risk for depression or anxiety disorder?
- How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
- What local support and other resources are available?
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