We will be discussing unhealthy stress in this article.
TYPES OF STRESS
TOP 10 CAUSES OF STRESS:
Causes of work related stress
Causes of stress from inside rather from outside
Long Time Stress
Effects of unhealthy stress on the human body
DIAGNOSIS OF STRESS:
A thorough, stress-oriented, face-to-face medical interview is currently the most practicable way to diagnose stress and its effects.
There is no specific test to diagnose stress. Typically, your healthcare professional conducts a variety of tests (which may include a personal and family health history, blood and urine tests and other assessments) to rule out various medical conditions.
You can observe the following Behavioural signs in yourself or people around you in stress:
EEG (ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY) AND QEEG FINDINGS IN STRESS
Numerous studies and research papers are done on this topic. Some of the relevant ones are:
QEEG Biomarkers: Assessment and Selection of Special Operators, and Improving Individual Performance
Such a quantitative EEG Normative Database (qEND) will function as the benchmark for screening, assessment, selection and even training of targeted individuals required to work effectively as operators under extreme stresses and for extended periods.
EEG Signals to Measure Mental Stress
EEG signals are rich in temporal resolution and can successfully be used to measure mental stress. This survey supplies information on EEG signals to be used in psychological studies to measure mental stress.
EEG waveforms representation
Analysis of EEG signals during relaxation and mental stress condition using AR modeling techniques
Electroencephalography (EEG) is the most important tool to study the brain behavior. This paper presents an integrated system for detecting brain changes during relax and mental stress condition.
Stress disorders are treatable, and the vast majority of people with a stress disorder can be helped with professional care. Several standard approaches have proved effective:
Sessions with a therapist to lessen symptoms of stress.
NFB trains the brain to change the brainwave frequencies to get the desired result. Usually, NFB sessions are conducted 2-5 times a week for a total of 40-50 sessions. Each session lasts 30-60 minutes. Although this seems like a lengthy procedure, but the results are more long-lasting. NFB is getting extremely popular and used as a stand-alone therapy or in combination to wean-off pharmacological agents that tend to produce undesirable side-effects. One form of NFB is electromagnetic therapy.
Biofeedback Intervention for Stress, Anxiety, and Depression among Graduate Students in Public Health Nursing
Results indicated that biofeedback intervention was effective in significantly reducing the levels of stress, anxiety, and depression over the 4-week period.
Waking QEEG to assess psychophysiological stress and alertness during simulated on-call conditions
Our aim was to determine whether quantitative electroencephalography (QEEG) would reflect changes in cortical activity in on-call conditions, predicting that the high-stress condition would display faster QEEG frequencies compared with the control and low-stress condition.
Decrease in Anxiety after PEMF treatment
The above is a representation of the electrical activity of the brain by frequency after 20 minutes of use of Alpha-Stim® CES at 0.5 Hz. The EEG of 30 research volunteers was averaged and analyzed by computer to generate the average of brain changes in brain activity after 20 minutes of Alpha-Stim®. This is a difference brain map, where a decrease in activity after the use of Alpha-Stim® is shown in shades of blue and an increase in activity is seen in shades of yellow and red (green indicates no change). The above map shows that there is a decrease in delta, the 1, 2, and 3 Hz frequencies associated in waking individuals with impaired cognitive functioning. Significant increases are seen in alpha frequencies with peak activity at 9 Hz. Increases were also seen in activity at 12, 13 and 14 Hz, with 13 and 14 Hz activity centring on C3.
QEEG Analysis of Cranial Electrotherapy: A Pilot Study
After a single 20-minute treatment with CES there is a significant increase in alpha frequency activity and a significant decrease in delta and theta activity. The post treatment maps indicate the effect of single session cranial electrotherapy treatment (CES) on QEEG is congruent with the reports of the research volunteers of decreased anxiety and increased relaxation.
Some of the recent, modern electromagnetic techniques are TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) and PEMF (Pulsed Electromagnetic Field) therapy. The use of electromagnetic therapy to alleviate many conditions have been used for over hundreds of years till the end of 19th century/ start of 20th century. Interest in it was subdued in the middle period of 20th century, but now the interest has again increased, as evidenced by increase in research and clinical studies in this field.
TMS equipment is costly, needs a clinical set-up and treats with current in the range of 1-2 Tesla. On the other hand, PEMF cost in tremendously less, can be performed anywhere and anytime and the current used is in the range of 100-200 micro-tesla, significantly lower than TMS. This has led to popularity and preference for PEMF therapy, which is also used for other conditions like insomnia (sleep disturbance), anxiety, depression, stress, PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) and meditation. The beneficial effects of PEMF are increasingly growing and gaining popularity because of ease of use and simplicity of the apparatus.
Mental Health: Stress, Anxiety, Depression and PEMF
PEMF has been found to be a very effective in the treatment of stress, anxiety and depression without the side effects that medications can cause. Rather than introducing foreign substances into the brain, PEMF electrically excites the neurons to dispense their own natural chemicals, helping to balance out deficiencies and restore normal brain function.
Effects of Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields (PEMFs) on Stress
Long term use of weak PEMFs may be able to remodel tissues that tend to be hyper-reactive to chronic or acute stress so that over time they will be less reactive.
vidence and Effectiveness
ALLEVIATING STRESS WITH PEMFF
Research has shown that daily use of PEMF therapy can alter stress responses by acting directly on the nervous system, glands, cells, tissues, and organs.
USE OF BELLABEE PEMF THERAPY FOR STRESS
You can select “Anti-Stress” mode or go to “Create Therapy” mode to customize therapy for Stress on Bellabee software. This software can be used with any android or IOS device.
SUGGESTED THERAPY FOR TRESS
To start with you can use the “Anti-Stress” mode, or input the suggested guidelines in “Create Therapy” mode and make required adjustments according to the response.
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