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3.10: Common signs and symptoms of stress

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  • Everyone responds to stress a little differently. Symptoms may vary person to person. Here are some of the signs to look for:

    • Not eating or eating too much
    • Feeling like you have no control
    • Needing to have too much control
    • Forgetfulness
    • Headaches
    • Lack of energy
    • Lack of focus
    • Trouble getting things done
    • Poor self-esteem
    • Short temper
    • Upset stomach
    • Back pain
    • General aches and pains

    These symptoms may also be signs of depression or anxiety, which can be caused by long-term stress.