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Talkspace continues on its path towards modernising the way people engage in therapy. In today’s tech-driven world, people are able to communicate with others in ways not thought possible in the past. Online therapy has emerged as a helpful byproduct of smartphone and internet communications. Talkspace promotes therapy via text messaging, a novel way for people to communicate with therapists.
Text therapy isn’t the only way the service conveys information to others. Talkspace publishes a blog that covers a variety of different informative topics. A blog entry covering the ways anxiety affects physical health raises many points worth learning about.
Probably the most worrisome issue surrounding the connection between anxiety and physical problems would be the impact on the heart. Anxiety might cause the heart to beat faster, which can create serious problems over time. The same is true regarding how anxiety drives up blood pressure. High blood pressure can damage the heart.
Problems with the heart aren’t the only troubles an anxiety suffer might endure. Insomnia and anxiety frequently seem to go hand-in-hand. The worries a person faces due to anxiety could lead to sleepless nights. Insomnia presents more than simple inconveniences. The lack of sleep then leads to sluggishness and other troubles during the day.
Other physical problems that arise when suffering from anxiety include spikes in blood sugar, a lowered immune system, and overeating due to stress. Seeking out online therapy makes sense to many suffering from anxiety. Reducing anxiety may bring forth an alleviation of other problems. Still, anxiety sufferers might find it beneficial to undergo an examination by a physician. This way, the presence of any serious ailments could potentially be discovered.
Another blog entry covers a bittersweet topic: bouncing back after a friendship breaks up. Losing a friend isn’t easy at all to deal with. People become emotionally invested in their friends. When a friendship falls apart, a great deal of sadness and negativity can envelop someone. Knowing how to address the difficulties of such a situation helps navigate an overwhelmed emotional response.
Accepting the fact a friendship has broken up won’t be pleasant, but doing so becomes necessary. Otherwise, the reality of the situation never becomes truly grasps. Understanding the reality of the situation enhances the potential to deal with it.
Another important phase of dealing with a friendship breakup involves realising certain beneficial opportunities may now arise. The opportunities can come in many forms. The breakup may lead to looking at what went wrong and trying to figure out where the fault lies. If your behavior contributed to the breakup, thinking about how to improve your behaviour makes sense. Perhaps the breakup and the emotional fallout may also lead to taking steps to undergo potentially helpful therapy. Again, think of the breakup as a means of exploring beneficial opportunities. Such an approach would be a better approach than doing nothing or wallowing in misery.
Dennis Relojo-Howell is the founder of Psychreg. He writes for the American Psychological Association and has a weekly column for Free Malaysia Today.
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