Stress Management: Medical Risks Of Stress

What is stress? Stress may be defined as the three-way relationship between demands on people, our feelings about those demands and our ability to cope with them. Stress is most likely to occur in situations where: Demands are high. The amount of control we have is low. There is limited support or help available for us. Who is Affected Most by Stress? Virtually all people experience stressful events or situations that overwhelm our natural coping mechanisms. And although some people are biologically prone to stress, many outside factors influence susceptibility as well. Studies indicate that some people are more...

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