05/10/2009 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

From Stress to Serenity

The economic meltdown has stressed out millions of Americans. In today's segment of CBS DOC DOT COM, psychiatrist Dr. William Fisher and I talk to a young woman who lost her job five weeks ago about how she's coping and what she's doing to keep her head screwed on right. Dr. Fisher gives tips on ways to reduce stress on your own as well as providing some warning signs on when you should seek professional help.

In today's New York Times, Pam Belluck writes a compelling piece about this very topic "Recession, Anxiety, Seeps into Everyday Lives". I'm hoping that today's segment sparks an online discussion of this topic, with viewers providing their own perspectives and tips on ways to deal with the extraordinarily pressured environment we suddenly find ourselves plunked into. How do we maintain grace under pressure?

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