Stress

Persistent stressors are thought to result in illness and symptoms due to a disturbance in the internal response systems (McEwen and Seeman 1999). Daily stress appears to be more important than major stressors in triggering episodes of abdominal pain (Walker et al. 2001). School, family, social, and illness stressors can all contribute to the development and/or exacerbation of pain. Potentially stressful common comor-bid findings include anxiety disorders, alexithymia, depression, unsuspected learning disorders (even in high-achieving children), developmental or communication disorders, social problems (e.g., bullying, social perception deficits), physical or emotional trauma, family illness, and/or prominent family distress (Bursch et al. 2004; Campo et al. 1999; Egger et al. 1998; Fritz et al. 1997; Hodges et al. 1985a, 1885b; Hyman et al. 2002; Schanberg et al. 1998). Children with chronic pain experience frequent school absence (Huguet and Miro 2008; Logan et al. 2008).

Do Not Panic

Do Not Panic

This guide Don't Panic has tips and additional information on what you should do when you are experiencing an anxiety or panic attack. With so much going on in the world today with taking care of your family, working full time, dealing with office politics and other things, you could experience a serious meltdown. All of these things could at one point cause you to stress out and snap.

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