Introduction: Stress


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Stress: 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.

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

Researching symptoms of Stress: Further information about the symptoms of Stress is available including a list of symptoms of Stress, other diseases that might have similar symptoms in differential diagnosis of Stress, or alternatively return to research other symptoms in the symptom center.

Misdiagnosis and Stress: Research more detailed information about misdiagnosis of Stress, failure to diagnose Stress, underlying causes of Stress (possibly misdiagnosed), or research misdiagnosis of other diseases

Treatments for Stress: Various information is available about treatments available for Stress, or research treatments for other diseases.

Causes of Stress: Research more detailed information about the causes of Stress, other possibly hidden causes of Stress, or other general information about Stress.

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1. excerpt from Stress: NWHIC

Last revision: June 18, 2003

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