What Are The Long Term Effects Of Stress On The Body, Brain And Behavior?

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Managing Long-Term Stress

Long-term, or chronic, stress can cause physical problems such as heart problems, high blood pressure, skin problems, increased susceptibility to infection and can lead to diabetes. When we face stressors in our life, our fight or flight reaction is activated. This is a normal reaction to any physical or psychological threat and causes your heart to beat faster, your muscles tense and you become intensely aware of your surroundings; every disturbance is treated as a threat to your safety and...

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