Describe common signs and indicators of stress?

In this brief blog, we will describe the common signs and indicators of stress. Identifying the common signs and indicators of stress mean that you will be able to remedy the situation quickly and help increase your wellbeing. This may mean seeking mental health help from a mental health expert.

Some of the common signs and indicators of stress include:

  • Depression
  • Substance abuse
  • IBS
  • Heart palpitations
  • Tension
  • Mood swings
  • Strained working relationships
  • Tiredness
  • Sensitivity/crying
  • Irritation
  • Irrational behaviour
  • Anxiety

describe common signs and indicators of stress

Depression

Depression is a common sign and indicator of stress as more often than not the depression you are facing is related to a stressful event you are going through in your life. If you are constantly feeling depressed and don’t know who to turn to then you may want to seek expert mental help.

Substance abuse

Substance abuse can be done for a variety of reasons including addiction but it can also be a common sign and indicator of stress as more often than note we will turn the alcohol and drugs as a means to numb the pain we are feeling when we are stressed out. This could eventually lead to substance abuse.

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

Irritable bowel syndrome  can occur due to stress

Heart palpitations

Heart palpitations can be a common sign and indicator of stress as they may mean you are going through a difficult and stressful event.

Tension

If you are experiencing any tension then you may, in fact, be experiencing a common sign and indicator of stress.

Mood swings

Mood swings are often an indicator of you being stressed. If you constantly have mood swings then you should consider speaking to a mental health expert.

Strained working relationships

Strained working relationships can be a common sign and indicator of stress as when relationships start to strain at work this is usually a sign that you are beginning to get stressed.

Tiredness

Tiredness can be a common sign and indicator of stress.

Sensitivity/crying

If you are often sensitive about whatever is going on then this may be a sign that you are getting very stressed.

Irritation

If you are often irritated by things happening then this could be a common sign and indicator of stress.

Irrational behaviour

If you find you are being irrational then this may be because you are going through a very difficult and stressful moment.

Anxiety

Anxiety can be a very common sign and indicator of stress.

If you are suffering from depression, anxiety, loneliness or any similar mental health issue then seeking help for it may be a good option. Mental health issues such as depression, loneliness and anxiety can affect anyone of us.

If you are under 18 then CAMHS, an NHS run programme may just be the answer for your mental health struggles.
You should look to see if you meet the CAMHS referral criteria and then fill in the CAMHS referral form.

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