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Economic stress is taking its toll on South Africans, with more suffering depression and even contemplating suicide.
The number of middle-aged men phoning help lines such as the South African Depression and Anxiety Group is an indication that stress levels are rising, says Dr Frans Korb, a psychiatrist and board member of the group.
Stress is stress. Whether it is related to debt or divorce, stress is not a diagnosis, but a description of a condition, said Korb.
Most people could handle it for short periods, but South Africans were now facing prolonged stress.
Professor of behavioural medicine, Lourens Schlebusch, author of Mind Shift - Stress Management and Your Health, said stress affected people psychologically, physically and behaviourally.
Psychologically, it can lead to depression, and on a physical level, it can lead to psychosomatic disorders such as headaches and stomach complaints. Stressed people's behaviour can also change, like increasing drinking or smoking to cope, said Schlebusch.
While the picture is bleak, Korb emphasied the positive: It must get better. There is always a positive aspect somewhere in your family, children or nature. Engage in something positive.

 

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