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What are stress response syndromes?

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It's when you develop emotional or behavioral symptoms in response to a stressful event or situation. It could be a natural disaster, like an earthquake or tornado; events or crises, such as a car accident or the diagnosis of a major illness; or personal problems, like divorce, death of a loved one, loss of a job, or a substance abuse problem. Stress response syndromes usually start within three months of the event or situation and end about six months after the stressor stops or is eliminated.

From: Types of Mental Illness WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: American Psychological Association. American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on July 26, 2016

SOURCES: American Psychological Association. American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on July 26, 2016

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