Types of Stressors

  • Ripple Effect Stressors
  • Chronic Stressors
  • Acute Stressors
  • Not Knowing Stressors
  • Personal or Non-Personal Stressors
  • Trigger Stressors
  • Daily Hassles

Benefits of Stress

It helps boost brainpower.

It can increase short term immunity.

It can make you more resilient.

It motivates you to succeed.

It can enhance child development.

Consequences of Stress

  • lower immunity to disease
  • weight loss/gain
  • decreased ability to heal
  • depression
  • hair loss
  • poorer functioning of internal organs
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Signs and Symptoms of Stress

  • Frequent headaches
  • Back pain
  • Frequent colds
  • Rashes, itching, hives
  • Sudden attacks of life threatening panic
  • Excessive anxiety
  • Increased anger
  • Social withdraw
  • Lies or excuses to cover up poor work


Primary: lifestyle management, reduce, control, or eliminate the source of stress

Secondary: good nutrition, physical activity, meditation, social/emotional outlets,

Tertiary: psychological therapy, traumatic event debriefing, medical care/treatment

Defense Mechanisms


Reaction Formation


Acting Out




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