Stress Basics

What is stress? What’s the definition of stress?

What is stress? Coming up with a definition of stress is not as easy as you might think. Hilly Janes explores the confusion surrounding the term and explains how your body reacts when under severe stress.

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7 kinds of stress-related illness

Stress-related illness costs the economy £3.7 billion a year and affects an estimated one in five of us each year. Hilly Janes explains why stress makes us ill and runs through seven of the most common types of stress-related illness.

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6 tips on how to relieve stress

Stress can express itself in different ways, which means that recognising your symptoms is vital in understanding how to relieve stress.

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Symptoms of stress: what you need to know

Most of us show symptoms of stress from time to time – we all experience challenges and overcoming them is just part of day-to-day life, which, indeed, would be dull without them. But when stressful situations don’t let up, or we feel out of control and unable to cope with them, the symptoms of stress can stop us living a well-balanced life, damage our health or those close to us.

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8 places to turn during a nervous breakdown

If you think you are suffering a nervous breakdown, you should seek urgent help. You should never feel like stress is something you have to suffer in silence. We explain the eight best places to turn during a stress crisis.

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How to find a therapist: what to consider

Complementary medicine is a growing field with increasing numbers of practitioners. Some therapies, mostly counselling-based, are available under the NHS and practitioners are usually qualified and experienced. But finding such practitioners outside the NHS, or for therapies which the NHS does not offer, can be …

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Stress symptoms: understanding the signs and symptoms of stress

What are the symptoms of stress? And how do you know when your stress symptoms mean you need further help? Dr Roger Henderson, GP and stress expert, has the answers.

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How can stress affect you?

Depending on the individual, stress can manifest itself in many different ways. Below are some of the signs and symptoms individuals who are under stress sometimes display. Physical Psychological Behavioural Palpitations, awareness of heart beating, chest pains Mood swings Susceptibility to accidents Diarrhea, constipation, flatulence …

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What causes stress?

Stress is an individual response. What causes stress in one person may not cause stress in another. But typically it is the point at which the pressure of dealing with all the issues confronting us gets beyond our ability to cope that stress will be …

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Definition of stress: what is stress?

Coming up with a definition of stress means understanding the difference between pressure and stress.

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