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Definition of Stress


According to The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary, the definition of stress is:

"a physical or psychological stimulus that can produce mental or physiological reactions that may lead to illness."

According to the Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, stress is defined as:

"a physical, chemical or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental tension and may be a factor is disease causation."

Definition of Stress - Specific Types of Stress

There are many different types of stress:

Is All Stress Bad?

Stress affects us all in different ways, and a person's reactions will also be affected by the level of stress and other significant life events. Here are the three major ways in which people react to stress:

How do you define Depression?

According to the Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, the definition of depression is:

"a psychoneurotic or psychotic disorder marked especially by sadness, inactivity, difficulty in thinking and concentration, a significant increase or decrease in appetite and time spent sleeping, feelings of dejection and hopelessness, and sometimes suicidal tendencies."

How do you define Anxiety?

According to the Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, the definition of anxiety is:

"an abnormal and overwhelming sense of apprehension and fear oten marked by physiological signs (as sweating, tension, and increased pulse), but doubt concerning the reality and nature of the threat and by self-doubt about one's capacity to cope with it."

How to Reduce Stress

Now that you have read the definition of stress, anxiety and depression, it's time to reduce its impact on your life.

Here is more information related to the definition of stress that may interest you:

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