Am I too stressed?

10 mins

Am I too Stressed? 

Do you find yourself scratching your head often, eating without a break, or feeling extremely worried about not-so-important things? If that’s the case, then, you’re probably subjecting yourself to more stress than you can handle. 

Stress is part of being human, and it can help motivate you to get things done. Even high stress from serious illness, job loss, a death in the family, or a painful life event can be a natural part of life. You may feel down or anxious, and that’s normal too for a while.

Stress is subjective and often not measurable with tests - only the person experiencing it can determine whether it's present and how severe it feels. However, long-term stress can cause physical symptoms, emotional symptoms and unhealthy behaviours. Regularly using stress management techniques can help you avoid most physical, emotional and behavioural symptoms of stress.

Physical symptoms of stress:

  • Aches and pains
  • High blood pressure
  • Weak immune system
  • Trouble with sex life
  • Chest pain or heart racing
  • Stomach or digestive problems
  • Muscle tension or jaw clenching
  • Exhaustion or trouble sleeping
  • Headaches, dizziness or shaking

Stress can lead to emotional and mental symptoms like:

  • Anxiety or irritability
  • Depression
  • Panic attacks
  • Sadness

Who is this Quiz for? 

You should seek medical attention if you feel overwhelmed or if you are using drugs or alcohol to cope with stress. Sometimes, stress can go neglected and result in burnout. Stress can affect nearly all walks of life, be it work, school, sports, family or health and result in severe problems. Although, stress can be managed when it is detected in the early stages. This self-assessment quiz will help you to evaluate the level of stress in your life. 

Is this Quiz Accurate? 

This is NOT a professional psychiatric diagnosis. This is only a self-assessment quiz to help people figure out whether they need to speak with a professional or consult a psychiatrist. Our licensed mental health professionals can help you determine the next best steps for you.

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