Stress – cause, effect, and management

By Ruth Laugesen In Commentary

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16th July, 2011
The groaning, shuddering earth in Christchurch is setting off reverberations not just through masonry and wood but through hearts, chests and nervous systems. Christchurch GP Simon Wynn-Thomas sees the results in the patients who come through the door of his Mt Pleasant practice. “People are presenting with altered appetite, palpitations, dry mouth, sweaty palms, diarrhoea – all physical symptoms associated with acute anxiety problems “And it’s difficult to deal with diarrhoea from acute anxiety when you ...

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