- In 2014, 23.0% of Canadians aged 15 and older (6.7 million people) reported that most days were ‘quite a bit’ or ‘extremely stressful’ (Statistic Canada).
- 500,000 Canadian workers are absent from work each day because of mental health-related issues.
- Stress and mental health-related problems currently represent 40-50 per cent of the short-term disability claims among employees of some of Canada's largest corporations.
- The Canadian economy loses an estimated $30 billion a year in productivity due to mental illness and addiction problems.
- Stress is linked to the six leading causes of death: heart disease, cancer, lung ailments, accidents, liver cirrhosis, and suicide.
- Stress has been called “The Silent Killer” and can lead to heart disease, high blood pressure, chest pain, and an irregular heartbeat.
- Chronic stress decreases the body’s immune system’s response to infection and can affect a person’s response to immunizations.
- Stress can result in more headaches as a result of the body rerouting blood flow to other parts of the body.
- Men are more likely than women to develop certain stress-related disorders, including hypertension, aggressive behavior, and abuse of alcohol and drugs.
- If we don't take action, the stress response can create or worsen health problems.
What is Stress?We all talk about stress, but we are not always clear about what it is. If we did not feel any stress, we would not be alive!
Stress becomes a problem when we are not sure how to handle an event or a situation. Then worry sets in, and we feel “stressed.”
“ Stress is a common feeling that comes from a normal physiological reaction your body has to certain events. It is the body’s way of rising to a challenge and preparing to meet a tough situation. ”From: The Montreal Neurotherapy Center
What causes stress?Many things cause people stress including:
- Problems at school or work
- New and greater responsibilities
- Sexual, physical, or emotional abuse
- Moving to a new place
- A traumatic event - such as the death of a loved one
- New or chronic illness or disability
- Peer pressure or being bullied
- Unrealistic expectations placed on you by yourself, friends, family, or culture
- Watching parents argue
- Feeling guilty
What about Long-term Stress's Effects?When you are exposed to repetitive Stress for long period of time you can develop serious health issues
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The Diagnostic at Neurotherapy Montreal uses 4 Factors
Evaluate chemistry, function and brain activity to understand your Stress!
- If you do not have a recent medical check up, we will order lab tests to rule out kidneys, liver or thyroid malfunction, hormone imbalances, toxicity, etc.
— if deemed necessary
- Heart Rate Variability (HRV) — This test measures your heart rate and breathing patterns
“ Genetics and biology play a role in Stress disorders. ”
- Will include some combination of
- Cognitive ability tests used to assess processing of information
- Behaviour check-lists
- Some assessments will include projective tests, which are used to help understand underlying emotional concerns and beliefs
- Some assessments will include tests related to mental health in combinations with clinical interviews
We will record two brain mappings:
- We will record two brain mappings: one at rest and one during concentration to identify region of the brain that do not work well
- We will test Frontal alpha asymmetry (the relative difference in power between two signals in different hemispheres) has been suggested as bio-marker for Stress.
qEEG technology is at the core of our assessment
Most traditional Stress treatments overlook the causePsychotherapy and medication are common ways to treat Stress and panic attacks.This can be helpful to manage in the short term, The underlying cause remains, so you’re never really free of Stress.
How do we treat Stress?With Our integrated and personalized approach We use advanced qEEG technology to analyse the brain activity that is causing your Stress. We also record your breathing and heart variability rate. Then, in a personalized,training program, we use neurofeedback sessions,neuromodulation,meditation and psychotherapy to train your brain to regulate itself to stay in a more calm, focused state.
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Our approch is safe, efficient with lasting effects
Our evidence-based approach is unique because we focus on your BioPsycho and neurosignature.- Non-invasive neuromodulation and Cognitive neuroscience have evolved into powerful tools for Patients who suffer from Stress.
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“ Its not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it. ”From: Hans Selye