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8) Signs of stress

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Physical signs of stress. These are some of the warning signs that you or the person you care for may be experiencing:

  • Frequent headaches.
  • Indigestion/stomach pains.
  • Sleep disturbances.
  • Overeating.
  • Increase in alcohol consumption or smoking.
  • Grinding your teeth.
  • Getting infections more often than usual.

The psychological signs of stress may include:

  • Irritability.
  • Anxiety.
  • Being over pessimistic about situations you have coped with before.
  • Fear.
  • Panic attacks.
  • Difficulty concentrating or making decisions.

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Physical signs of stress. These are some of the warning signs that you or the person you care for may be experiencing:

  • Frequent headaches.
  • Indigestion/stomach pains.
  • Sleep disturbances.
  • Overeating.
  • Increase in alcohol consumption or smoking.
  • Grinding your teeth.
  • Getting infections more often than usual.

The psychological signs of stress may include:

  • Irritability.
  • Anxiety.
  • Being over pessimistic about situations you have coped with before.
  • Fear.
  • Panic attacks.
  • Difficulty concentrating or making decisions.

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