General Article What makes you stressed?

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Most people can cope with periods of stress that last only for a short time. Stress over a long period can be much harder to deal with, and is more likely to lead to unhealthy behaviours that increase the risk of getting coronary heart disease and other health problems.
The most common situations causing stress are listed below. Sometimes there are no obvious causes.
The most common causes of stress are:

  • Work.
  • Money problems.
  • Relationships – either between two people or within a family.
  • Major life events and upheavals like getting married, divorce or separation, unemployment, moving house or bereavement.
  • Time pressure.
  • Loneliness and social isolation.


Half a million people in the UK believe that work-related stress is making them ill. Research has shown that you are more likely to feel stressed when you feel you have little control over your work, but have a lot of demands placed on you. Other research has shown that people who do manual jobs are more likely to fee...

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