Explain Why Is Stress Harmful To Teenagers

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Question 2.1: Define stress Stress can be defined as the body’s way of reacting to both good and bad experiences. Stress is a mental, emotional and physical factor that causes mental tension. Stress can be external (from the environment, psychological, or social situations) or internal (illness, or from a medical procedure). And can initiate the ‘’fight or flight’’ response Question 2.2: Explain the factors that cause exam related stress 1 The Inability to handle academic pressure and expectations Most students find it difficult to handle the pressure of academy and the expectations of it. Many students choose a course but are unable to get the required grades for the field. It can sometimes feel like your whole future depends on what grades you get. This leads to the…show more content…
Question 2.4: Why is stress harmful to teenagers? 1. Stress makes it difficult to control your emotions Stress can result into the inability to control emotions and the ability to use cognitive techniques known to control fear and anxiety. Moodiness, irritability or short temper and agitation can result from stress, as can a feeling of being overwhelmed and a sense of isolation and loneliness. Procrastinating or neglecting responsibilities and nervous habits such as nail biting and pacing can also result from too much stress. 2. Stress can promote disease Stress is linked to illnesses that include cancer, lung disease, fatal accidents, suicide, and cirrhosis of the liver. Stress can play a part in problems such as headaches, high blood pressure, heart problems, diabetes, skin conditions, asthma and arthritis. 3. Stress can ruin your teeth and gums Some people respond to stressful situations through nervous tics or by grinding their teeth.It can do lasting damage to the jaw and wear your teeth
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