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20 Things You Didn't Know About... Stress


Health & Wellness  (tags: americans, children, family, jobs, stress )

Kit
- 731 days ago - discovermagazine.com
Think about money, work, economic outlook, family, and relationships. Feeling anxious? In a 2010 American Psychological Association survey, those five factors were the most often cited sources of stress for Americans



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wendy when46@yahoo.com (28)
Friday July 20, 2012, 3:16 am
I can comment on stress..it made me very ill...physically sick. After yrs and yrs of working in a very high stress environment and learning to be the multi-tasker from hell...I became very ill. I learned a lot of this behavior growing up in what could be called a "war zone" within my home and family. Even though I have learned plenty of healthy coping mechanisms my commitment to my job and clients, took its toll.The worse it got at work..the harder and deeper I dug in to do my job well. After literally crumbling, I learned the difference between being my job and doing the best job I could at the present moment and not all things had to be cleaned up in one day.Also I had to learn the lesson about what I can change and what I cannot.I still work on this one...daily. I won't go into all the negative reactions that I had to stress but I can tell you that it took 2 yrs to get my brain to work properly again. I ran into trouble spelling, using words where they did not belong, mind going totally blank when it felt any pressure whatsoever etc....none of these things ever plagued me until I blew a gasket. Nothing is worth what I went through to recover from all of this...nothing.
 

Sherri O. (256)
Friday July 20, 2012, 3:26 am
Interesting article. Thanks, Kit.
 

Barbara K. (87)
Friday July 20, 2012, 5:57 am
Thanks for all the info, my friend. I think so many Americans are under so much stress now with all the political and greed and loss of homes, jobs, etc. I feel so badly for those affected by things beyond their control and we know their stress must be tremendous. In my small city, I saw people out begging on the streets that I have never before seen here.
 

pam w. (191)
Friday July 20, 2012, 10:39 am
The challenge of life is balancing the harmful stress with USEFUL stress! I know that, without some stresses, I'm not accomplishing anything or enjoying anything, either.
 

Yvonne White (231)
Friday July 20, 2012, 3:35 pm
Okay..I'm much more relaxed now, knowing I probably Won't be hung by the tail.."One of the mouse stressors that the Penn scientists used: being hung by the tail for six minutes."...but I still worry about the poor mice who have no concept of time..:(

 

Gloria picchetti (287)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 7:19 am
It is what it is.
 

AWAYnotHERE M. (445)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 12:36 pm
Thank you Kit! Had to get to the article "Discovery" to E-Mail....Stress the Killer!

I am so there!
 

marie tc (166)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 4:16 pm
Thanks Kit
 

Edith B. (142)
Saturday July 21, 2012, 9:59 pm
These ads stress me!
 

Colleen L. (2)
Sunday July 22, 2012, 12:17 am
Interesting information. Never cared for situations when I have to deal with it. Been through some resently with my dominate arm having to have shoulder surgery and wasn't able to do a single thing with having to wear a arm brace 24 hours a day for 8 weeks. Still just trying to retrain my arm going through physical therapy 2 times a week for the next 5 weeks. It's slow, but determined to make it through.
Thanks Kit
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (274)
Sunday July 22, 2012, 3:07 am
Thanks Kit
 

Patricia H. (468)
Sunday July 22, 2012, 4:30 am
noted
 

Angel Campbell (0)
Sunday July 22, 2012, 6:29 am
I wish I could be less stressed. Living in a world surrounded by stupid docile people, media manipulation and brainwashing makes me stressed. I also think there are some chemicals in my body hat release stress when I don't need it. I am aging really quickly and I think it's the stress.
 

Val R. (230)
Sunday July 22, 2012, 2:49 pm
Even Paypal - I get spammers daily now - they are everywhere - stress- I live with daily stress - can't explain all right now - but not changeable at this point - but as a former counselor.supervisor - does causes many issues and many of us are under stress - economic, marital, family etc....
 

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Sunday July 22, 2012, 11:16 pm
Thanks for interesting article on stress
 

Nimue P. (220)
Monday July 23, 2012, 2:03 am
They didn't have to torture mice and rats, that has added to my stress today. Say NO to vivisection.
 

Mahendra Trivedi (5)
Monday July 23, 2012, 10:25 am
noted.
 

Cindy Black (61)
Tuesday July 24, 2012, 12:52 am
Well, Wendy W -- I'm sorry for the very bad time you're going through (hope it's resolving...), but I must admit I'm glad to hear that STRESS did all that to you. A similar thing happened to me, (brain fog and losing short-term memory) and I was SURE it was mercury poisoning and have been struggling to try and re-knit the damaged telomeres. My dr. insisted it was all due to anxiety and depression, but I didn't think THAT much of a problem could be caused by just anxiety and depression!

I'm assuming that problems caused by stress might not be as intractable as problems caused by heavy metals or other toxins; i.e., the damage could be reversed more easily if the source is removed or alleviated. Do you think this is true? I certainly hope it is, anyway. Good luck to you. And me too.
 

Patricia H. (468)
Tuesday July 24, 2012, 4:35 am
interesting
 

JL A. (272)
Tuesday July 24, 2012, 8:25 am
Some research suggests PTSD can deplete body's stress-related biochemicals and when that occurs, vulnerability to fibromyalgia emerges...
 

Lindsay Kemp (1)
Tuesday July 24, 2012, 1:40 pm
I'm not surprised that stress can be linkted to all these diseases. We weren't built for too much stress! It makes me wonder why we allow our lives to get ever more stressful!
 

Tal H. (8)
Tuesday July 24, 2012, 7:38 pm
Thanks for the post!
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Wednesday July 25, 2012, 5:20 pm
Excellent article. Thanks for sharing.
 
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