The stress–relaxation continuum
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The stress–relaxation continuum book
Mental and physical states are intertwined in a complex manner. High levels of stress are often related to anxiety, insomnia and depression (Walker et al., 2014), whereas relaxation is usually associated with increased positive affect (Fritz et al., 2010). The stress-relaxation continuum provides a link between mind and brain, and plays an important role in psychiatric symptoms, from onset to remission. In Eastern philosophies, techniques like yoga and meditation are employed to influence the stress-relaxation continuum. Relaxation can be a natural antidote to anxiety, depression and psychosis.