Dr. Nadja Behling, Specialist for Psychosomatic Medicine and psychotherapy at the Centre for Stress Medicine and Psychotherapy in Hamburg-Eppendorf


What symptoms can indicate too much stress and how can affected persons reduce everyday stress?

Dr. Nadja Behling:

Too much stress can be expressed, for example, by a feeling of exhaustion, accompanied by inner unrest. Also irritability, sleep disturbances and physical ailments such as ringing in the ears are possible. In order to reduce stress, it is first necessary to find out what makes it happen. Are there external factors, such as a strong workload or personal factors, such as excessive demands on one’s own performance? It is important to create a balance, for example, spend time with the family or pursue hobbies.