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Stress-Related Difficulties

  • Catalina VechiuEmail author
  • William T. O’Donohue
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Abstract

An estimated one in three people in the United States report experiencing extreme stress, with approximately 75% of Americans endorsing physical and psychological symptoms related to stress (American Psychological Association, 2008). Excessive stress is associated with psychological distress and is often the precursor to many medical conditions. There is significant research identifying stress as an underlying factor in many health issues and illnesses. For instance, stress has been linked with many chronic diseases, such as hypertension, diabetes, allergies, and cardiovascular disorders (Segerstrom & Miller, 2004). Given the association between stress and a multitude of psychological and medical illnesses, behavioral healthcare providers are in an ideal position to evaluate and treat stress.

Keywords

Stress Integrated care settings Stress-related problems Stress management 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Clinical PsychologyUniversity of Nevada, RenoRenoUSA

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