Stress

Types of stressors

  • School
  • Work
  • Financial status
  • Family

Benefits of stress

Sometimes stress can be a good thing. Some stress can help you get your work done.

Consequences of stress

Stress can effect you mental and physical health. Stress can make you tired and can even lower you immune system and make you an easy target for getting sick. It can also cause anxiety and depression.

Signs and symptoms of stress

  • Low energy
  • Headaches
  • Upset stomachs
  • Aches
  • Chest pain
  • Insomnia
  • Frequent colds and infections
  • Loss of sexual desires

Primary prevention of stress

Reduce, control, or eliminate sources of stress. Also a good support system and planning system can help.

Secondary prevention of stress

Get training on different kinds of stress and how to deal with them.

Tertiary prevention of stress

The last form of prevention would be to try types of medication to help with the stress.

Defense mechanisms

  • Denial
  • Regression
  • Acting out
  • Dissociation
  • Projection

Stress management techniques

  • Write your feelings out
  • Find a hobby
  • Listen to music
  • Meditate
  • Sex
  • Use guided imagery