Psychological Effects of Stress

Stress effects the psychology of a person a lot. A person keeps on thinking about a situation or problem and gradually changes it in to stress. Psychological effects of stress today are more complex than ever. We live in an increasingly complex and fast paced world. Modern civilization has created many stressors that our ancestors did not have to deal with. Daily stressors, microstressors, and major life events are often common triggers for symptoms of stress to manifest.

Psychological stress can affect your relationships, your productivity at work and even your ability to function normally. People under severe stress can behave in ways that just don’t make sense--unless you understand that they are completely distracted, and unable to think clearly.

We lose interest in our day to day activities because of stress. We are not able to concentrate on one thing. We lose interest in every other aspect of life. The only thing that we can do is take tension of the problem and this leads to excess of stress.

Other psychological effect of stress is losing power of discrimination. Our mind stops working correctly and we are not able to decide what is good and what is bad for us.

Depression is also one of the main psychological effects of stress. Stress effects psychology of a person directly and takes that person in to a state of depression because that person is not able take right decision.

Stress also has been linked to suppression of the immune system, increasing your chances of becoming ill or altering the course of an illness if you already have one. In particular, it has been implicated as playing a role in cancer and gastrointestinal, skin, neurologic and emotional disorders, and even the common cold. Some studies have shown that relaxing while listening to soothing music can improve immune system functioning and, we can assume, help with our long-term health.

Elevated blood pressure is another response to stress. Too much stress with little or no coping skills keeps the body “revved up.” Learning to relax can help lower your blood pressure. Elevated blood pressure always should be discussed with your family physician, who can help you sort out whether your elevated blood pressure is due to a medical or genetic condition or a reaction to uncontrolled stressors.

If you do not end up identifying a method to handle your stress then it eventually can lead to a heightened sense of dysfunction. This may result in increased anxiety or a sense of depression because you’re not mastering your world. Feeling depressed (for example, sad, pessimistic, hopeless or helpless) is a common reaction to stress. When these symptoms are temporary, they may simply be a reflection of life’s normal ups and downs. But if they persist for long periods of time, especially after the stressful situation has passed, you may have a problem that could benefit from professional help.

Posted by: Lusubilo A. Mwaijengo


  1. Amazing post. This is very dangerous effects of stress. It is really important to reduce stress so that it does not causes these effects and for this take herbal dietary supplements for stress.


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