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Symptoms of Chronic Stress

Chronic stress can be caused by illness, anxiety over financial matters, social crises, or emotional instability. Almost anything that causes physical or emotional pain can produce a stress response. If the source of stress is not resolved, chronic stress can result. Chronic stress can cause weight gain, fatigue, muscle weakness and mental exhaustion.

Events that Can Cause Chronic Stress

Some of the Most Stressful Events :

  • Death of your spouse, family member or friend
  • Divorce or marital separation
  • Personal injury or illness
  • Marriage
  • Losing your job
  • Retirement
  • Drastic change in the health of a family member
  • Pregnancy
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Birth of a child
  • Change in business status
  • Change in financial status

Source: Holmes T.H., Rahe R.H. “The Social Readjustment Rating Scale” vJ.Psychosom. Res. 11 (2): 213–8, 1967

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