OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Signs of The Negative Impact of Stress

Stress ManagementSigns of negative stress may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Difficulty concentrating or paying attention 
  • Problems eating
  • Poor sleep (trouble falling asleep, nightmares, etc.)
  • Dizziness, lightheadedness, or difficulty breathing 
  • Waves of sadness with urges to cry
  • Ongoing headaches, muscle aches/spasms or back aches 
  • Stomach problems, diarrhea or frequent urination 
  • Increase in severity and duration of "colds" 
  • Low frustration tolerance

Courtesy of Illinois State University

If you are experiencing ongoing feelings of irritability, moodiness, anxiety, depression, or fearfulness, you may want to seek help.

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