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Stress and pressure during work - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Anxiety and Stress
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User :   I think I am going into depression
Doctor :   Hi
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How can I help you?
User :   are you a psychiatrist
Doctor :   I am a General Practitioner

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and I believe I can help you within my expertise
User :   modern medicine?
Doctor :  
yes
User :   male/female
Doctor :  
Male
User :   Ok thanks
User :   honestly I was curious to know how this works and was also a little troubled so just thought of trying
Doctor :  
You may and I can help you
User :   I am worried and am trying to do things to help myself but I still have some outbursts and this really spoils all the fforts I put
User :   I have a high pressure job - but now I enjoy it so that is not a serious issue
User :   Earlier I had a sedentary life style
Doctor :   ok

User :   but now I practice yoga and staples for an hour each day
User :   My dietary habits are not great - but I am trying to control my weight
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   It is 70Kgs and I am 34 years old with 5.3 height
User :   still obese no?
Doctor :  
Yes
Doctor :  
Your ideal weight is 62 kg
User :   My husband is overseas on a very significant government assignment and we meet up once in around 4 months
User :   I have two sons 5 and 9 yrs old and I live with my parents
Doctor :  
ok
User :   Parents have their own health concerns and I want to be a good mother as well so feel constantly under stress
User :   this is affecting the way I see situations, communicate etc
User :   I tried reading a lot - it does help me but sometimes am not able to control my feelings
User :   do you think there is something I can do to help myself address the situations with my family
Doctor :  
Ok
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Let me tell you now
User :   my being moody does not help anyone especially my husband
Doctor :  
The situations you are in is a common problem and can be adjusted if you make some modifications
Doctor :  
This is not depression or a mental illness
Doctor :  
You have a social adjustment disorder
Doctor :   with the problem of intense stress
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Now you have to adopt to the various situations you have in your daily routine
Doctor :  
In your case, there is no sharing of labor since your husband is away
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and your parents themselves are sick
Doctor :  
You have to take care of the entire family along with you children
Doctor :  
Do you agree with it?
Doctor :  
Are you with me?
Doctor :  
I have to close the window as you are not responding.
Doctor :  
Please login if you have medical queries
User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Ok thanks
User :   I agree
Doctor :   So you have to sit on a beautiful day, work out on all the stress factors in your life
Doctor :  
List them out
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That beautiful day can be today too
User :   yes
User :   and then what
Doctor :  
After listing them, get back to your husband and your parents
Doctor :  
ask them where they can help
User :   in distribution of labor?
Doctor :  
So after figuring out strike them off
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Yeah
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Now you have to sit with you team manager and express your problem
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and how he can help you
User :   I am the manager
User :   I report to A VP
Doctor :   So sit with your reporting boss

Doctor :  
I am sure he can make you strike atleast one or two of your problems
Doctor :  
in the office
User :   ok
Doctor :  
Now say if you have few left out
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