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What are common signs of stress?

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Stress can show up in different ways. Some common signs, besides sleep loss, include depression, tension, anxiety, and poor focus. You might feel physical signs, too, like headaches, upset stomach, fatigue, appetite loss, and chest, neck, or back pain.

SOURCES:

American Psychological Association.

CDC.

Harvard Health Publications.

HealthyPeople.gov.

National Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists.

University Health Center, University of Georgia.

Scripps Health.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on April 25, 2019

SOURCES:

American Psychological Association.

CDC.

Harvard Health Publications.

HealthyPeople.gov.

National Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists.

University Health Center, University of Georgia.

Scripps Health.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on April 25, 2019

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