By Dr. Sarah Talebizadeh, Psy.D. C.Psych.

19 May, 2020

When a situation or event is perceived by a person as being overwhelming, beyond their abilities to cope, and threatening to their well-being, it is considered “stressful”.  Stress can result in feelings of exhaustion, fatigue, and depression, and even resultant health problems such as headaches, upset stomach, insomnia, ulcers, high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke.  Stress can affect the person in many ways including their work, school performance, relationships, social and recreational functioning, etc….

The Fight or Flight Response

When this system is on for a long period of time, it can hinder many bodily functions including our immune system.  

Sources of Stress

External

Internal

How to decrease Stress

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