Work related stress

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"Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you'. Mature love says 'I need you because I love you'."

—Erich Fromm

As workloads have increased over the past couple of decades, there has been a rapid increase in work-related stress and the psychological problems that arise from the condition.

Occupational stress causes tension, anger, and anxiety. People can become depressed and “burnt-out”. Left untreated, the condition can lead to absenteeism and feelings of job insecurity that can result in a vicious circle of symptoms.

Fortunately, research indicates that psychological interventions designed to reduce occupational stress are highly successful, leading to a distinct improvement in the quality of work life.

What are some of the signs of stress?

Physical

Cognitive

Emotional

When to seek professional assistance

If you’re experiencing stress from any of the following, it’s worth seeing one of our expert psychologists at Psychology Melbourne for early assessment and treatment:

Psychologists often use a combination of evidence-based approaches that can be tailored to target the type of stress you may be experiencing.

These well-researched interventions aim to change patterns of negative unhelpful thinking and unhelpful behaviour and the person’s response to life events that may trigger work stress. Common treatments include Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-based therapy and Relaxation Therapy.

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