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What are the symptoms of stress?

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Stress can affect all aspects of your life, including your emotions, behaviors, thinking ability, and physical health. No part of the body is immune. But, because people handle stress differently, symptoms of stress can vary. Symptoms can be vague and may be the same as those caused by medical conditions. So it is important to discuss them with your doctor. You may experience any of the following symptoms of stress:

  • Emotional
  • Physical
  • Cognitive
  • Behavioral

From: Stress Symptoms WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Department of Health and Human Services: "Stress and Your Health."

American Institute of Stress: "Effects of Stress."

Helpguide.org: "Understanding Stress."

Reviewed by Jennifer Casarella on August 1, 2019

SOURCES:

Department of Health and Human Services: "Stress and Your Health."

American Institute of Stress: "Effects of Stress."

Helpguide.org: "Understanding Stress."

Reviewed by Jennifer Casarella on August 1, 2019

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