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Ask the Right Questions at Your Next Doctor's Appointment

Who is the appointment for?

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What is the reason for the appointment?

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Has a doctor diagnosed you or your loved one with stress?

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Is the appointment with a current or new doctor?

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What are your symptoms? (Optional)

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Most important questions to ask about Stress

Top 10 Questions about Stress

  1. What are the signs and symptoms of stress?
  2. What is stress and what causes it?
  3. How can I identify my stress triggers?
  4. How can I learn to control stress?
  5. What are my management options for stress?
  6. Do I have any underlying problems that could benefit from medications?
  7. Are there lifestyle changes I can make to improve my symptoms and stress level?
  8. What exercises and activities can help me control my stress?
  1. What are the signs and symptoms of stress?
  2. Could my stress symptoms be caused by another medical condition?
  3. How is stress diagnosed?
  4. What's the difference between stress and anxiety? Aren't they the same thing?
  5. If I don't feel stressed, how can you tell that it is stress?
  6. Can my primary care doctor diagnose stress or will I need to see a specialist or counselor?
  7. What is stress and what causes it?
  8. How can I identify my stress triggers?
  9. How can I learn to control stress?
  10. How will stress affect my daily life and long-term health?
  11. What types of healthcare providers do I need to see and when?
  12. Are there any symptoms of stress that should alert me to call you?
  13. How can I keep track of and evaluate my daily stress level?
  14. What are the links between stress and medical illnesses?
  15. What are my management options for stress?
  16. What should I do if my stress gets worse?
  17. What might happen if I do nothing to manage my stress?
  18. Do I have any underlying problems that could benefit from medications?
  19. Are there lifestyle changes I can make to improve my symptoms and stress level?
  20. What exercises and activities can help me control my stress?
  21. How will I know if my stress management plan is working well or if it needs to be changed?
  22. How can my family and friends support my stress management?

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Top 10 Questions about Stress

  1. What are the signs and symptoms of stress?
  2. What is stress and what causes it?
  3. How can I identify my stress triggers?
  4. How can I learn to control stress?
  5. What are my management options for stress?
  6. Do I have any underlying problems that could benefit from medications?
  7. Are there lifestyle changes I can make to improve my symptoms and stress level?
  8. What exercises and activities can help me control my stress?

Medical Reviewer: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS; Sarah Lewis, PharmD. Last Annual Review Date: July 25, 2016 Copyright: © Copyright 2016 Health Grades, Inc. All rights reserved. May not be reproduced or reprinted without permission from Health Grades, Inc. Use of this information is governed by the Healthgrades User Agreement.

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