Research suggests stress only damages your health if you think it does

Business Insider | 9/16/2018 | Business Insider Singapore
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According to Gallup's annual Global Emotions report, people all over the world are more stressed than ever before.

It isn't just adults experiencing these high stress levels; experts have also observed a rise in the number of children and youth.

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Recent studies have shown that the best way to deal with stress is to alter your perception of it.

According to Gallup's annual Global Emotions report, people all over the world are more stressed than ever before. Nearly 40% of adults from 146 countries reported having experienced worry or stress the day before the survey was carried out.

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And it isn't just adults experiencing these high stress levels; experts have also observed a rise in the number of children and youth. According to another study published in EurekAlert, one in five students are so stressed, they've considered self-harm or suicide. The immense stress they face has been proven to be detrimental to their health.

It's no news that stress can trigger anxiety, depression and self-harming behaviour, and cause sleep problems, social withdrawal, angry outbursts and obsessive-compulsive behaviours.

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We are moving towards a society where an increasing number of us face mental health problems that stem from high stress levels.

If there's a stress epidemic, how can we fight it?

Studies

It might sound easier said than done but studies have shown...
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