Stress Management

Stress is very normal especially for college students who are facing multiple transitions, adjustments, and stressors. Both positive and negative changes and adjustments can lead to stress. Unfortunately, stress can lead to many problems if not addressed in a healthy manner.

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Physical Symptoms

  • Fatigue
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Vomiting/Nausea
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Backaches
  • Profuse Sweating
  • Stomachaches
  • Rapid Heart Rate
  • Tense Muscles
  • Twitches
  • Difficulty Breathing
  • Diarrhea
  • Headaches

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Emotional Symptoms

  • Anxiety/Panic
  • Guilt
  • Fear
  • Denial
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Helplessness

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Behavioral Symptoms

  • Withdrawal
  • Pacing
  • Violence
  • Substance abuse
  • Sleep problems
  • Restlessness
  • Isolation
  • Eating more/less
  • Self-harm

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Cognitive Symptoms

  • Expecting the worst to happen
  • Jumping to negative conclusions
  • Poor memory
  • Indecisiveness
  • Fear of failure
  • Poor judgment
  • Self-criticism
  • Decreased motivation
  • Poor concentration
  • Forgetfulness

Follow the links below for more information on stress.

How Can You Reduce Stress?

How Vulnerable Are You to Stress?