EFFECT OF STRESS ON PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL, BEHAVIORAL

 

Signs and symptoms of stress can also be caused by other psychological and medical problems.

Stress warning signs and symptoms

Cognitive Symptoms (Mental)

  • Memory problems
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Poor judgment
  • Seeing only the negative
  • Anxious or racing thoughts
  • Constant worrying

Emotional Symptoms

  • Moodiness
  • Irritability or short temper
  • Agitation, inability to relax
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Sense of loneliness and isolation
  • Depression or general unhappiness

Physical Symptoms

  • Aches and pains
  • Diarrhoea or constipation
  • Nausea , dizziness
  • Chest pain, rapid heartbeat
  • Frequent colds

Behavioural Symptoms

  • Eating more or less
  • Sleeping too much or too little
  • Isolating yourself from others
  • Procrastinating or neglecting responsibilities
  • Using alcohol, cigarettes or drugs to relax
  • Nervous habits (e.g. nail biting , pacing )
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