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


Types of Stress

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


The most common form of stress. It mainly comes from the demands and pressures we’ve faced in the past, present, and future. Acute stress can be thrilling and energizing in small doses, but too much is exhausting.


This type of stress wears people away day after day, year after year. It is long term and can vary in intensity from low to high. Over time, chronic stress can lead to serious mental and physical health concerns.


This is a positive type of stress that manifests itself in daily life. It usually comes as a direct result of positive occurrences such as marriage, a promotion, holidays, retiring, a new baby, winning money, graduating school, etc.


This is a negative type of stress that manifests itself in daily life. Events such as divorce, punishment, injury, negative feelings, legal issues, financial problems, work difficulties, etc can bring about distress.

Symptoms of Stress

Stress is everywhere so you may be used to feeling it. However, too much stress can wear you down and make you sick, both mentally and physically. 


  • 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



  • Constant worrying

  • Racing thoughts

  • Forgetfulness and disorganization

  • Inability to focus

  • Poor judgment

  • Being pessimistic

  • Seeing only negative outcomes for the future


If you are experiencing stress symptoms, talk therapy can help.

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