Many factors influence your ability to tolerate stress, including genetics. The quality of your social supports, your general outlook on life, and your emotional intelligence all affect how you will handle stress.
Signs of excessive stress include feeling overwhelmed, moody, isolated, having difficulty concentrating, feeling anxious, feeling negative and experiencing memory problems. Stress also manifests physically in symptoms such as low libido, aches, pains, sleeping and/or digestive disruptions, procrastination and behaviours such as withdrawal from others.
There are steps you can take to counteract excessive levels of stress. Talking to a trusted counsellor will help you unload, however a counsellor will also teach you stress management strategies. Change is possible.
This information is for your interest only and should not be considered a diagnostic tool. If you feel you may have depression you may wish to consult with your physician. If you are experiencing suicidal or homicidal thoughts please go immediately to your nearest hospital emergency room.
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