Signs and Symptoms of Stress

When you are experiencing stress, your body produces STRESS HORMONES such as CORTISOL and ADRENALINE resulting in increased heart rate and blood pressure, increased temperature, sweating, or shaking. You cannot maintain this level of alertness!

Are you overwhelmed by stress?

 

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Physical Symptoms

Thoughts and Feelings

Behavioral Symptoms

  • Headache

  • Back pain

  • Chest pain

  • Heart disease

  • Heart palpitations

  • High blood pressure

  • Decreased immunity

  • Stomach upset

  • Sleep problems

 

 

 

 

  • Anxiety

  • Restlessness

  • Worrying

  • Irritability

  • Depression

  • Sadness

  • Anger

  • Feeling insecure

  • Lack of focus

  • Burnout

  • Forgetfulness

 

 

  • Crying

  • Overeating

  • Undereating

  • Angry outbursts

  • Drug or alcohol abuse

  • Increased smoking

  • Social withdrawals

  • Relationship conflicts

 

 

 

 

 

(Source: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/stress-symptoms/SR00008_D)

 


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