Coping With Stress. Stress Has Become a Growing Concern in Today’s Society. Stress Has Been Associated with Many Different Conditions and Is Thought to Cause Disease.

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Coping with Stress

Najamah Davis

Essex County College


Stress has become a growing concern in today's society. Stress has been associated with many different conditions and is thought to cause disease. Individuals who are "stressed out," may experience a wide range of non-specific physical symptoms or no physical symptoms at all. Some exhibit mental symptoms such as anxiety. The term stress management was a term that was not used very readily in the past. Now, people openly discuss their stress management techniques. Yoga, swimming, walking, and cooking are activities that are described as "therapeutic" for some individuals.

Coping with Stress

Stress has already become a common thing in our days, and more and more people experience stress of different types. Surveys show that 75% of people experience some form or stress once every two weeks" (, 2009). The interconnection between stress and state of health has been long ago proved, this is why a person taking up a stress management program should pay attention to whether it includes aspects on health-improving or not.

Over the years physicians have proved the danger of stress. Depending on the type and length of the stress, it can become unhealthy and often deadly. Stress is a pattern of disturbing emotional responses that occur when surrounding events threaten important intentions and takes the toll on one's ability to cope. Stress has been attributed to diseases, and a shorter life span.

Stress symptoms vary from person to person but the most common sign is a feeling of being pressured or overwhelmed, which can include: physical complaints (stomach aches, headaches, chest pains, nausea, and diarrhea, and a sensation of numbness or tingling in your hands, arms, and face), changes in behavior (temper outbursts, unexplained anger,