Causes and Effects of Stress

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Stress comes from many different things and is the cause of many problems in a person’s life. Stress management can be complicated and confusing because there are different types of stress. There are three main types of stress, acute stress, episodic acute stress, and chronic stress. Each has their own characteristics, symptoms, duration, and treatment approaches. Almost everyone has some type of stress. Some people cope with it better then others. Causes of stress are known as stressors. Stressors can be physical or emotional, internally or externally generated. Stressors can be events, situations, people or demands the individual perceives to be the source of stress. The most common stressor is change, such as loss of a loved one, career change, illness or injury, and lifestyle changes. Stressors also vary amongst people; children, teens and adults are all capable of experiencing stress yet, there are some stressors that are specific to the age or type of person. Sources of stress are often categorized into "crises and catastrophes, major life events, and daily hassles." Daily hassles such as noise, car problems, financial issues, misplacing keys, and conflicts in interpersonal relationships are all examples of the "microst

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