Do you experience a constant fatigue and lack of energy? How can counselling help?
Feeling tired is something we all experience from time to time. But, are you feeling tired all the time? How can Counselling help?
If you suffer from an ongoing lack of energy, chronic sleepiness and tiredness, and excessive exhaustion, it may be time to address these issues and to see your GP.
Working in counselling to understand your lack of energy is the first step in getting your mental health and life force back on track.
So, let’s look into what fatigue is and why you might be feeling tired all the time.
What is Fatigue and How It is Linked to Mental Health?
Fatigue is lingering tiredness that doesn’t improve with rest.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 2.5 people in the US have chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), a mental and physical disorder characterized by extreme and persistent tiredness. Long covid add
As millions of people have been infected by SARS-CoV-2 virus a vast number of individuals complain about continuing breathlessness and fatigue even months after the onset of the disease. This overwhelming phenomenon has not been well defined and has been called “post-COVID syndrome” or “long-COVID”.
People with chronic fatigue syndrome have often complained they are not taken seriously but that could change as research is done into similar effects from the coronavirus.
People who suffer from fatigue and low levels of energy experience a limited ability to go after their daily activities such as school, work, childcare, social life, or personal care.
Addressing your constant tiredness and seeking counselling on time can help prevent this condition.
Symptoms of fatigue and links to mental health
The most common fatigue symptoms:
- Chronic sleepiness and tiredness
- Problems with concentration
- Muscle weakness and pain
- Excessive exhaustion after mental or physical activities
- Impaired judgment and decision-making
As you can see, many of these symptoms involve physical fatigue -physical exhaustion can occur due to mental health issues as our mind and body are intertwined.
Fatigue often occurs as a symptom of various mental health problems:
- Chronic stress
- Seasonal affective disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
In addition, a lack of sleep, strained relationships, and neglecting self-care can also lead to feelings of exhaustion and fatigue.
Psychological Causes of Feeling Tired
In addition to stress, fatigue is also closely linked to stress, anxiety, and depression.
Stress, Anxiety and Fatigue and Counselling
When you experience stress or anxiety, the amygdala in your brain starts the fight, flight, or freeze response, by triggering stress hormones. This causes the rush of adrenaline and cortisol in your body. However, once the danger is over, your energy levels plummet, causing feelings of overwhelming tiredness and weakness.
However, ongoing stress doesn’t allow your body to recover after such a response, leading to chronic fatigue.
Counselling for anxiety and CBT, can help you identify negative thinking patterns that trigger stress and anxiety. Once you recognize such thoughts, you can learn strategies to replace them with more positive ones and ultimately overcome fatigue and other anxiety symptoms.
Depression and Fatigue and Counselling
Similarly, one of the first signs of depressive disorder is the feeling of exhaustion and lethargy. However, there are other signs of depression that can help you distinguish between these two conditions.
Counselling for depression can help you understand what triggers constant tiredness.
Online counselling can be a great choice if you, for whatever reason, cannot attend in-office sessions. A skilled therapist can help you learn self-care strategies to help you set boundaries and take care of your needs.
According to research, cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) can be an effective treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome.
Why Counselling at Leone Centre?
Leone Centre experienced Therapists, offer therapy in London and Online. Our therapists can help you by identifying and assessing emotional and behavioural patterns and issues. All discussions in counselling are handled sensitively and, of course, with confidentiality.
Leone Centre provides online and in-person therapy, and professional relationship therapy online and at our practices in London.
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