It is our pleasure to invite you to Stress Management Summit which is held at Philadelphia, USA. The main theme of our conference is "Novel discoveries and strategies for management of stress" which covers wide range of critically important sessions.
Statistically it has been found that around 73% of the total population of United States experience Psychological Symptoms of Stress. It should be noted that around 30% people experience stress due to work pressure and around 48 % people are facing negative impact of stress on their personal and professional life. The annual expenditure of employers in treatment of stress related disorders is found to be 300 billion $ globally. The total number of cases of stress was found to be 42800 in the year 2011-2012 which constitutes around 40% all work-related illnesses. It has been seen that every 7 out of 10 Americans experiences physical or non-physical symptoms of stress. However, nearly 60% of people who are suffering from stress are trying to reduce their stress level over past 10 years, out of which approximately 53% still could not get rid of it.
As per Statistics, United States of America is the country where maximum funds have been allotted for researches on Stress. There are more than 100 universities throughout the country where research on stress is going on and more than 25000 psychiatrists are involved in it. Top Associations and top stress medicine producing Pharmaceutical industries are also located in United States. The event has been kept in the city of Philadelphia because most of the Post-traumatic stress disorders rehabilitation centers are confined in and around Philadelphia. Apart from this Philadelphia is also nation’s fourth largest consumer media market. So event can be easily popularized.
Track 1: Stress Warning
Stress is body’s natural reaction to any kind of demand that disrupts. Symptoms comprise of rapid heartbeat, migraines, constipation, diarrhea, depression; shortness of breath, anxiety, chest pain etc. and it is incurable in least possible cases. According to medical research, about 95% of headaches are caused due to stress. The following are the types of stress which comprises of acute stress: It is the most common form of the stress. Chronic stress: It occurs when an individual never finds a way out of a situation which is miserable. It's the stress of unrelenting demands and pressures for seemingly interminable periods of time. Both types of stress lead to over activity of the body's stress response mechanism. This goal of the session is to know about the Measuring stress, Acute stress, Chronic stress, Anxiety, Depression.
Track 2: Major Depressive Disorder
In small doses, stress can help you perform under pressure and motivate you to do your best, but too much of it leads to depression which is a major trouble. World Health Organization estimates that 350 million people throughout the world suffer from depression. The higher extensiveness of depression among women than men is one of the most widely documented findings in psychiatric epidemiology. It is due to combination of factors, like human’s genes, their biochemical environment, personal experience and psychological factors. The diagnosis for depression includes a wide variety of medical disorders, like: Central nervous system diseases (eg, Parkinson disease, dementia and multiple sclerosis), endocrine disorders (eg, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism), drug-related conditions (eg, cocaine abuse, side effects of some CNS depressants), infectious disease and disorders related to sleep. The goal of this session includes epidemiology, causes, diagnosis and use of anti-depressants. Treatment can be done with anti-depressants like fluoxetine, duloxetine, amitriptyline, moclobimide etc. for relieve of the symptoms.
Track 3: Stress Induced Anxiety
Stress can be triggered by an event that makes you feel frustrated or nervous. It comes from demands and pressures of the recent past and near future. Anxiety is of feeling fear, tensed or uneasy. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America revealed that at present approximately 40 million people in the U.S. are suffering from anxiety disorder .Common stressors include: moving, starting a new school or job, having an illness or injury, death of a family member or friend. Some of the disorders include Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) which is a common, chronic disorder characterized by long-lasting anxiety, phobia which includes fear. Anxiety is triggered by a specific stimulus or situation, panic disorder, a person has brief attacks of intense terror and apprehension, social anxiety disorder describes an intense fear and avoidance of negative public scrutiny, humiliation, or social interaction, obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) is a type of anxiety disorder primarily characterized by repetitive obsessions and compulsions. It affects roughly 3% of the population worldwide. The target of the session is to gain knowledge about the Social phobia, Panic disorder, Anxiety disorders and Management techniques, Obsessive–compulsive disorder. The anxiety management techniques follow steps like manage the body, breathe, mindful awareness knowing, not showing anger.
Track 4: Work Stress
Stress at work is one of the leading causes of people being off sick. The majority of persons experience stress at some point during their work life. Stress can affect society in many different ways on the job. Biological effects of job stress include both mental and physical problems. Individual Stress comprises the physiological, psychological and behavioral symptoms. The goal of the session is to understand about the , Psychological Effects of Job Stress, Sustainable organizational, Workplace mistreatment, Occupational health psychology, Sleep, fatigue, and work.
Track 5: Resilience of Stress
Resilience is the capacity to withstand stress and catastrophe. In a recent survey by Northwestern National Life, many employees view their jobs as the number one stressor in their lives. The literature suggests the sympathetic nervous system and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical (HPA) system are extensively coped in stress response and resilience. The goal of the session is to drag the attention regarding, Theory of Human resilience, Traumatic stress and resilience, Neurological consequences of stress, Stress resistance. Resistance stress arises when moderate strain affects a person's life through out for weeks. Brain pathway on stress acts through opioid or non-opioid mechanism.
Track 6: Effects of Stress on Health
60-80% of outpatient visits are related to stress. It disturbs health in certain by affecting fetal development & outcomes, predicts negative health behaviors and relapses –smoking, alcohol abuse, illicit substance use, sleeplessness. The objective of this sitting is to perceive information about effects of the stress due to Insomnia or hypersomnia, Reduced or increased appetite, Changes in mental health Migraine headaches, Anger issues, Heart attack and stroke.
Track 7: Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
The interpretation of post-traumatic stress disorder is its capacity to provoke fear, helplessness or horror in response to threat of injuiry or death. About 60.7% of men and 51.2% of women would experience at least one potentially traumatic event in their lifetime. Traumatic stress, brought on by war, disaster, or a violent attack, can keep your body’s stress levels elevated for longer period than is necessary for survival. The intention of the session is to understand the PTSD, its Diagnosis, Risk factors and Management. Certain factors, especially the severity of the trauma, perceived lack of social support and peri-traumatic dissociation have been associated with its development. PTSD may contribute to the development of many other disorders such as anxiety disorders, major depressive disorder, substance abuse/dependency disorders, alcohol abuse/dependence, conduct disorder, and mania. It causes serious problems; its early diagnosis and appropriate treatment are of paramount importance.
Track 8: Stress Violence
Stress violence is the disability to tolerate the stress. Stress that continues without relief can lead to a condition called distress. 43% of all adults suffer adverse health effects from stress. The aim of the session is to gain the knowledge about what all the things causes stress violence which consists of stress in the Human brain, Domestic violence, Fear, Mental disorders, Hormones, stress and aggression .
Track 9: Stress Management
Stress management provokes students to identify, understand, and handle the stressors that most affect their lives. It encompasses changing the stressful situation, taking care of yourself, and making time for rest and relaxation. The objective of the session is grasp the knowledge regarding the stress management programs and to overcome the problems. Programs include Physical exercise, Yoga, meditation, Natural therapy, Stress prevention & Resilience.
Track 10: Therapeutics of Stress Disorders
The benefits of stress reduction consists of better concentration or focus, more stable moods, improved communication or relationships, better physical health, increased sense of control of time and activity and it can be managed through counseling. The target of the session is to focus on management of the stress disorders through Behavior management skills, Positive psychology, Cognitive behavioral therapy, coping with Stress, Family therapy, Work stress counseling.