Medical thinking usually sees stress as highly disturbing but isolated events such as, for example, sudden unemployment, a marriage breakup, or the death of a loved one. These major events are potent sources of stress for many, but there are chronic daily stresses in people’s lives that are more insidious and more harmful in their long-term biological consequences. Internally generated stresses take their toll without in any way seeming out of the ordinary.
… While nervous tension may be a component of stress, one can be stressed without feeling tension.
- When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress (book), by Gabor Maté. Amazon.com ❐
- Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers (book), by Robert M Sapolsky.
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