• Mental and behavioural disorders account for 19% of the global burden of disease - WHO
    • It is estimated that nearly 450 million people suffer from a mental or behavioural disorder in the world - WHO
    • Nearly 10% of total population suffers from these disorders - WHO
    • Mental health is a state of well-being in which an individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.
    • Nearly 1% of the Indian population suffer from serious mental & behavioural disorders and 10% from moderate disorders, requiring psychiatric help.
    • By 2020 mental depression will be largest cause of disabilty worldwide and by 2025 it may overtake heart diseases as the biggest health concern - WHO
    • About half of mental disorders begin before the age of 14 - WHO
    • Around 20% of the world's children and adolescents are estimated to have mental disorders or problems - WHO

Frquently asked questions

Question 1: Is the stress-o-meter test scientific?
Answer: Yes, the stress-o-meter is a scientific test. It has been well researched.
Question 2: Are the results of stress-o-meter reliable?
Answer: The stress-o-meter ensures reliable results as it is a scientifically developed scale to measure one’s stress level. But for exact assessment one to one interaction with mental health professional is essential.
Question 3: How taking this test will help me?
Answer: Stress-o-meter can help you know the level of stress in your life. Not only this, it also provides one with measures to deal with it.
Question 4: My results show minimal level of stress, what does that mean?
Answer: Congratulations, your results show that you are stress free at the moment. However, we recommend you to take the Stress-o-meter test at a regular interval to be updated about your stress levels with the changing lifestyle and situations around you.
Question 5: My stress level is indicated as Moderate. I am into sports and have a routine of physical regime. What else can I do to lower my stress levels?
Answer: First of all, you need to locate your source of stress and then you can work towards dealing with it. It can be quite a consuming process and thus we suggest you to see a therapist for the same.
Question 6: My stress level comes across as “Severe”. Is it really something to worry about?
Answer: Severe stress level is certainly a critical situation which might lead to an emergency. You may be noticing its effects in your day to day life. We would suggest you to take it seriously and visit us at the earliest.
Question 7: I fall under the Manageable category of stress. However, I feel quite tired throughout the day and my performance at work is decreasing. What can be the reason for it?
Answer: Stress can be caused by external as well as internal factors. The external factors can be any particular event like death of someone close, a financial hardship, an ending of a relationship etc. The internal factors include one’s beliefs, attitudes and personality structures. These internal factors largely depict how we perceive a particular external event.
Question 8: How should I take an appointment with the counselor?
Answer: You can e-mail us at: ihoquery@noworrynotension.com or take an appointment by calling us on: Mob +91-8802260879 You can choose between a web or a phone call session.
Question 9: Who will do my counseling?
Answer: Counseling at our centre is done by qualified and trained counselors and psychologists.
Question 10: Can medicines help me lower my stress levels?
Answer: The body’s stress response system is usually self-limiting. The hormones level return to normal after the perceived threat has passed. But long term activation of stress-response system can disrupt the body’s processes and can result in health problems like anxiety, depression, sleep problems, digestive problems etc which can further aggravate one’s stress levels and enclose the person in a vicious circle. Medicines can help one deal with the consonants of stress and break the cycle; ensuring one a better framework to deal with stress.
Question 11: What is the link between stress and depression?
Answer: The stress response system consists of a “fight or flight reaction.” So, one either feels motivated and charged to fight against the stressor and control the situation or escapes from the stressor by moving away from it. The study in Los Angeles Times reveals that traumatic or chronic uncontrollable stress promotes the onset of major depressive disorder, in which acute stressors lose their motivational properties and are perceived as insurmountable impediments. Thus, in depression there is a shift from engaging with to environment to withdrawal.