Understanding Stress

What is Stress?

The term stress has been subjected to numerous definitions and therefore the understanding of what exactly stress is, is somewhat confused…

Who gets stressed?

People respond to different levels and specific types of stress differently. Something that may be stressful for one person may not cause problems for another…

Origins of stress

Stress can often originate from sources we hardly ever associate with it. Imagine that you just bought your dream car. It is that Jaguar, you had to scrape everything…

Stress and Life Events

Major life events that occur in an individual’s lifetime such as death of a loved one, pregnancy, divorce or redundancy all cause…

Relationship stress

Relationship stress can arise between any number of interpersonal relationships including; spouses, co-workers, parents and…

Stress in Elderly

As people age, the process of neurogenesis the formation of new neurones decreases as a result, older people suffer from…

Stress in Men

In prehistoric times, stress was a short-term answer to a physical threat…

Stress in Children

Stress can affect children just as much as adults. Stress usually arises if a child is…

Stress in Women

Women often try juggling many different tasks and personas at once, they may…

The Stress Response

The causes of stress have changed and developed through evolution, yet the bodily response to external pressures and threats has not…

Different types of stress

Stress can be the physical and emotional changes that occur in the body in response to a stressor or external pressure…

When is stress helpful?

As Hans Selye wrote, ‘With­out stress, there would be no life’. It has also been argued that distress can cause disease while stress can sometimes promote…

Workplace stress

A combination of long hours, demanding colleagues, a difficult boss and a lack of gratitude are all common contributing factors to workplace stress…

Our body’s reaction to stress

When a person experiences stress, the brain responds by initiating 1,400 different responses including the dumping of a variety of chemicals to our blood stream…

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Causes of stress

There are many causes of stress. Some are external pressures such as a high profile job while others are internal such as anxiety to be the best partner…

The Fight, Freeze, Flight Response

During a fight or flight response the body automatically prepares itself to fight or flee a threatening situation…

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