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Recognizing and Assessing Individual Stress Levels

  • Jane Cranwell-Ward
  • Alyssa Abbey

Abstract

This chapter was written with the individual reader in mind, because everyone needs to be able to recognize stress before it results in ill health. However, as the introduction to this section pointed out, it can also help managers and colleagues to understand and help others. Most people are good at hiding the signs and symptoms of stress from others — and themselves. The authors have seen many cases of extremely stressed individuals who were insisting they were absolutely fine. For those people, it is only when they hit rock bottom — “distress” in the form of a nervous breakdown, panic attacks, depression, or some other severe physical or psychological illness — that they realize the pressure they were under was not sustainable. When they recover, they usually say that they have learnt to spot the signs of stress early, and implement coping resources to get back to “eu-stress”.

Keywords

Coping Strategy Irritable Bowel Syndrome Limbic System Panic Attack Coping Resource 
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© Jane Cranwell-Ward and Alyssa Abbey 2005

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  • Jane Cranwell-Ward
  • Alyssa Abbey

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