Chronic stress: How to spot the symptoms | USA TODAY

Are you suffering from chronic stress? Here are the symptoms to watch out for.

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Dr. Jessi Gold, Psychiatrist and Assistant Professor and Director of Wellness at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis explains, “Unlike acute stress, which is a reaction to a specific event, chronic stress is a consistent feeling of being pressured or overwhelmed for a long period of time.”

While it’s normal to have incident-specific activation of your fight or flight response, chronic stress is not natural or healthy.

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