Medical Dictionary: General stress

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General stress: Another name for Stress.
General stress (condition): Emotional stress (sometimes refers to physical stress)
General stress (condition): Emotional stress or just "stress" is not considered a formal psychological disorder. A psychologist may categorize the condition as "general stress" or perform treatment for "general stress management", but ordinary levels of stress are not considered a valid formal psychological diagnosis.

The term "stress" usually refers to emotional or psychological stress in common usage, but may occasionally refer to physical stress from exertion or exercise, such as in medical studies of physical conditioning.

General stress: Stress can arise for a variety of reasons. Stress can be brought about by a traumatic accident, death, or emergency situation. Stress can also be a side effect of a serious illness or disease. There is also stress associated with daily life, the workplace, and family responsibilities. 1

More information on medical condition: Stress:

1. excerpt from Stress: NWHIC

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