Emotional Effects of Stress
This is where sometimes the client can not deal with the issue of stress, there is nothing physical that can be seen by other people, but the persons life is in turmoil and causes great
frustration and of course some of those symptoms we will look at. This is the point where stress crosses the boundary of being psychosomatic to the very real feelings of Panic attacks for example.
The emotional effects are not tangible, but feel that way to the sufferer. Most people look the same and this is where they are told to â pull themselves togetherâ. The best way of describing the emotional/invisible effects is to look at a duck on water. It glides effortlessly across the water very gracefully, but under the water itâs legs are going manic!!
Here are some emotional effects of stress.
High anxiety â tension and fear out of all proportion
Denial â that there is a problem
Apathy â the so what attitude
Depression – anger turned inwards
Loss of hope
As with the physical symptoms, these are all right in small amounts, problems begin when they are not resolved.