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Although stress is not considered a diagnosable mental illness, it impacts all of us. It can be related to mental disorders and how an individual perceives the people and situations around them. For example, an individual with a phobia or anxiety disorder may interpret normal situations as more...

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Research has linked chronic stress to digestive disorders, urinary problems, headaches, sleep difficulties, depression, and anxiety. “Some studies have found the physical, emotional, and social effects of a disease like cancer to be stressful for patients, caregivers, and long-term cancer survivors...
The human body responds to events that provoke stress (stressors) by activating the nervous system and specific hormones. The hypothalamus signals the adrenal glands to produce more of the hormones, adrenaline and cortisol, and release them into the bloodstream. These hormones speed up heart rate,...