Is Stress Hazardous to your Health?

By Walter E. Jacobson, MD Dr. Jacobson Answers a Reader’s Email Question? “What are symptoms of stress, how can it affect your health and what’s the best way to manage it?” Common symptoms of stress, particularly prolonged stress, are depression, anxiety, insomnia, irritability, anger, reactivity, impulsivity. Stress can affect appetite, energy levels, motivation. It can alter one’s perceptions, one’s thoughts, one’s insight and judgment. People who are stressed out just don’t think as clearly, they’re…

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