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Anxiety Disorders

9 Repercussions From Chronic Stress

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Stressed businessman snapping a pencil.
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Brain maze with gears.
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Damage to the brain


Bored kid watching television, on couch.
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Dwarfism


Three trees shaped like DNA, telomeres fraying at the ends, progression of age.
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Faster rate of aging


Woman sitting on couch, blowing nose in tissue.
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Increased risk of some infectious diseases


woman sitting on edge of bed clutching stomach in pain.
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Increased risk of an ulcer


Couple sitting on bed , upset wife, depressed husband.
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Sexual dysfunction


Pain waves emanating from hip to knee.
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Adult osteoporosis


Woman clutching her chest.
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Hypertension and cardiovascular disease


Person taking glucose reading with with glucose meter.
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Increased risk of diabetes


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Dorian Martin

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Dorian Martin writes about various topics for HealthCentral, including Alzheimer’s disease, diet/exercise, menopause and lung cancer. Dorian is a health and caregiving advocate living in College Station, TX. She has a Ph.D. in educational human resource development. Dorian also founded I Start Wondering, which encourages people to embrace a life-long learning approach to aging. She teaches Sheng Zhen Gong, a form of Qigong. Follow Dorian on Twitter at @dorianmartin, Facebook or Instagram at @doriannmartin.