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How does your response to stress affect your health?

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It's not just the stress itself that's the problem. It's how you respond to it.

For instance, if you smoke, use drugs, overeat, gamble, spend too much, or have risky sex, that's going to cause more problems.

If you think your stress is affecting your health, talk to your doctor, so you can start making changes that will be good for your body and your mind.

From: How Stress Affects Your Health WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Psychological Association: "How Stress Affects Your Health."

Mayo Clinic: "Stress Management."

National Institute of Mental Health: "Fact Sheet on Stress."

 

 

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on October 16, 2018

SOURCES:

American Psychological Association: "How Stress Affects Your Health."

Mayo Clinic: "Stress Management."

National Institute of Mental Health: "Fact Sheet on Stress."

 

 

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on October 16, 2018

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