7 Mental Symptoms and Effects of Stress


Stress can lead to mental symptoms and effects on the wellness of humans

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7 Mental Symptoms of Stress


What is stress and why do its symptoms matter?


We shall consider stress symptoms and effects in this ‘Healthy Lifestyle and Wellness Living’ blog. Many people lack the knowledge of what stress is and define it in a way different from what stress actually is as well as its symptoms and effects.

Stress is the real or perceived body’s reaction to situations that are harmful. A chemical reaction (known as a stress response or “fight-or-flight,”) occurs in your body that allows you to act in a way to prevent injury when ONE feels endangered.


Effects of the Stress response

There are several effects during a stress response – heart rate increased heart rates, quickened breathing, tightened muscles, and risen blood pressure. These effects will make the person act immediately to protect oneself.


Mental Effects of stress

Stress comes in many forms and produces many symptoms and effects – emotional, physical, mental, cognitive, and behavioural.

Mental effects and symptoms of stress are

  1. Worry
  2. Irritability
  3. Restlessness
  4. Insomnia
  5. Anger and
  6. Hostility, or sensations of dread and foreboding,
  7. Panic.


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