What Happens with Too Much Stress?

Researchers have found that chronic stress and post-trauma stress can suppress the immune system, interfering with the body's natural ability to defend itself against infection. Chronic stress also may contribute to many other problems of mind and body, including:

  • headaches or stomachaches
  • allergic responses, such as skin rashes or asthma
  • irritability, aggression, or conduct disorders
  • bruxism (grinding the teeth)
  • sleep disorders
  • eating disorders
  • alcoholism or substance abuse
  • anxiety
  • phobias
  • depression


Tips for Coping with Stress

Tips for coping with stress:

  • Tips for helping others cope with stress:Be realistic.
  • Don't try to be perfect.
  • Don't expect others to be perfect.
  • Take one thing at a time.
  • Be flexible.
  • Share feelings.
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle.
  • Meditate.
  • Ask for help when necessary.
  • Pay attention.
  • Take them seriously.
  • Be patient.
  • Offer help when necessary.