Category: stress

  • Effects of All-or-Nothing Thinking

    Effects of All-or-Nothing Thinking

    “All-or-nothing thinking,” also known as black-and-white thinking or dichotomous thinking, is a cognitive distortion or thinking pattern in which individuals perceive situations or events in extreme, either/or terms, with no middle ground or shades of gray. This type of thinking can have various negative effects on a person’s mental and emotional well-being, relationships, and decision-making.…

  • Can stress cause back pain?

    Can stress cause back pain?

    Yes, stress can contribute to back pain or exacerbate existing back problems. When you are under stress, your body releases stress hormones, such as cortisol, which can lead to various physiological changes. These changes can affect muscles, ligaments, and other structures in the back, potentially causing or intensifying back pain. Here are some ways in…

  • Anxiety and Chronic Pain

    Anxiety and Chronic Pain

    Living with chronic pain can be physically and emotionally challenging. However, the burden becomes even more pronounced when anxiety enters the picture. Anxiety, a common mental health condition, and chronic pain often co-occur, each intensifying the other’s effects. Understanding the relationship between the two and implementing effective management strategies can help individuals regain control and…

  • Unhealthy Coping Mechanisms

    Unhealthy Coping Mechanisms

    Life is filled with challenges, stressors, and unexpected events that can sometimes overwhelm us. In order to navigate these difficulties, individuals often develop coping mechanisms to help manage their emotions and maintain a sense of control. However, not all coping mechanisms are healthy or beneficial in the long run. In this article, we will explore…

  • The Upside of Stress for pain patients

    The Upside of Stress for pain patients

    Stress and pain, specially chronic pain go hand in hand. More pain can cause more stress and more stress leads to more pain.