Box 2

: Signs of stress

How you feel (emotions) How you think (cognitions)
• Anxious
 • Depressed/tired 
 • Angry/irritable/frustrated
 • Apathetic/boredPoor concentration and memory
 Poor organisation and decision making 
 Less creative in problem solving 
 Hypersensitive to criticism
How you behave Your body
• Have accidents/make mistakes
 • Eating/sleeping problems
 • Take drugs (e.g. tobacco, alcohol) 
 • Problematic social behaviour (e.g. withdrawal, aggression)Sweating, dizzy, nauseous, breathless
 Aches and pains
 Frequent infections 
 Asthma, ulcers, skin complaints, cardiac problems