Stress


Stress is your body's way of dealing with tough or demanding situations.

 
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Types of Stress

According to American Psychological Association, there are four types of stress:

Acute

The most common form of stress. It comes from demands and pressures of past and future demands and pressures. Acute stress is thrilling and exciting in small doses, but too much is exhausting.

Chronic

The stress that wears people away day after day, year after year. Chronic stress can effect bodies, minds and lives. Chronic stress can feel familiar and sometimes, comfortable.

Eustress

Daily life stress that has positive connotations such as marriage, a promotion, holidays, retiring, moving, a new baby, winning money, new friends, or graduation.

Distress

Daily life stress that has negative connotations such as divorce, punishment, injury, negative feelings, legal issues, financial problems, or work difficulties.


Symptoms of Stress

Stress is everywhere. You may be used to feeling stressed, however, too much stress can wear you down and make you sick, both mentally and physically. 

Emotional

  • Becoming easily agitated, frustrated, and moody

  • Feeling overwhelmed

  • Feeling a loss of control

  • Having difficulty relaxing or quieting your mind

  • Low self-esteem

  • Loneliness

  • Avoiding others

Physical

Thoughts

  • Constant worrying

  • Racing thoughts

  • Forgetfulness and disorganization

  • Inability to focus

  • Poor judgment

  • Being pessimistic

  • Seeing only negative outcomes for the future


 
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If you are experiencing stress, let us pair you with a therapist who can help.