The demands of work, family, and friends can be overwhelming and stressful. When you forget to take care of yourself, your chronic stress may lead to burnout. Muhammad Zeshan, MD, is an experienced child and adult psychiatrist. At his practice, Inside Out CURE, he provides expert care for patients struggling with stress and burnout. To get the help you need, contact the office in Princeton, New Jersey, by phone or online today.
Stress is a normal physiological process designed to protect you from harm. During a stressful situation, your body releases the “fight or flight” hormones and chemicals that increase energy and reactivity to take the appropriate action and escape from danger.
Though stress is a normal reaction, the demands of modern life may cause your stress response to be active all the time. Chronic stress overexposes your body to the stress hormones and chemicals, which may alter body systems and function and lead to:
In addition to the health consequences, your chronic stress may also lead to burnout.
Burnout is a consequence of prolonged stress. It causes you to feel emotionally, physically, and mentally exhausted, which may also affect your ability to meet demands.
Other signs and symptoms of burnout include:
Burnout may affect every aspect of your life, no matter the cause, including your job and personal relationships. It may also affect your physical health and make you more vulnerable to infection, such as a cold or flu.
If you’re feeling overly stressed or are on the verge of burnout, Dr. Zeshan can help.
Dr. Zeshan takes an individualized approach to care, and the details of your consultation depend on your unique health needs and personal situation.
To better understand your health, sources of stress, and whether you’re suffering from burnout, Dr. Zeshan asks detailed questions about your:
He also asks about what you do to relieve stress.
Dr. Zeshan develops a personalized treatment plan to reduce stress and treat or prevent burnout. Your treatment plan may include:
He may also encourage you to engage in a regular exercise routine to decrease stress levels and eat a healthy diet, so your body gets the nutrients it needs to function at its best.
Chronic stress can lead to burnout and affect your emotional, physical, and mental health. For the management of your stress of burnout, contact Inside Out by phone or book an appointment online today.