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About Stress


Stress is a physical and emotional reaction that people experience as they encounter changes in life. Stress is a normal feeling. However, long-term stress may contribute to or worsen a range of health problems including digestive disorders, headaches, sleep disorders, and other symptoms. Stress may worsen asthma and has been linked to depression, anxiety, and other mental illnesses.(U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)



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  • In what ways can stress affect a person's health?
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  • Does stress cause depression?
  • Are drugs overprescribed for stress-related disorders?
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