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Managing Stress

Stress can manifest itself in many ways and negatively affect your mood, body, and behavior. Read the information below about the symptoms of stress to see if any apply to you.

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Even if you are not feeling stress now, try applying one or more of the stress management techniques to your daily routine as a preventive measure.

Recognize the Hazards

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Stress can affect a person’s mood by creating a sense of anxiety or feeling overwhelmed. One might also feel restless, irritable, or angry. Stress can bring about feelings of depression, sadness, or a lack of motivation or focus.

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The body can react to stress in many ways. Headaches, chest pain, muscle aches, and an upset stomach are common. A person might feel fatigued or experience sleep disorders, like insomnia. Stress can also affect a person’s sex drive.


Aggressive driving and road rage are examples of stress manifesting itself in one’s driving behavior. A person experiencing stress may also respond by overeating or under-eating, withdrawing socially, and having angry outbursts. Abusing drugs, alcohol, or tobacco are other negative behaviors stress can trigger.



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