By Connor Ryan


Stress is a normal physical response to events that make you feel threatened or upset your balance in some way. When you sense danger, whether it’s real or imagined, the body's defenses kick into high gear in a rapid, automatic process known as the “fight-or-flight-or-freeze” reaction, or the stress response.

Signs and Symptoms

  • Memory problems
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Poor judgment
  • Seeing only the negative
  • Anxious or racing thoughts
  • Constant worrying



"Stress Symptoms, Signs, and Causes." Stress Symptoms, Signs, & Causes: The Effects of Stress Overload and What You Can Do About It. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Dec. 2014.