The effects of stress on the body and our mental health are well documented now, as are effects of relieving stress in the body at reducing the feelings of anxiousness and depression.
Osteopaths are seeing increasing amounts of children and adults suffering from the effects of stress. Children nowadays are under increasing pressures. Social, personal, school, sports, and social media are ever increasing pressures as our world seems to become more and more competitive and performance based. We see children from as young 7-8 who are suffering from a variety of symptoms, from anxiousness, hyperactivity, tummy upsets and headaches.
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As adults we have all at some time experienced periods where we felt overwhelmed by the pressures of life and not knowing how we were going to get through this period at the time. It may work, financial, relationship, or family stresses, or, a combination of these which are overwhelming you. Over long periods this can lead to fatigue, burn out and even depression.