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0 21 January 2015

sleeping manWhat is stress?

Stress is a feeling that we have in response to particular demands. Events that create stress cover a wide range of situations: they can be everything from taking a test, adjusting to a new environment, to facing a physical danger.  

What are the common sources of stress?

  • Academic pressure
  • Pressure to fit in with peer groups
  • Adaptation to body changes
  • Transition to higher educational levels
  • Over-scheduling of extracurricular activities
  • Expectations from parents
  • Family and peer conflicts
  • Relationship problems
  • Career decisions
  • Financial concerns

 

What are the signs of being “stressed-out”?

  • Increased physical illness, due to suppression of the immune system
  • Mood swings: increased anger and irritability
  • Constant feelings of worry, nervousness, and hopelessness
  • Problems with sleeping and eating
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Withdrawal from social activities

 

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