Essay on The Effects Of Stress On Children And College Students

2068 Words Dec 1st, 2016 9 Pages
Everyone in the world experiences stress from time to time in their life. Stress is a strain on the brain and or the body that results from a demanding circumstances or situation. Stress can range from short-term, long-term, or recurring (National Institute of Mental Health, year?). People who experience stress tend to be agitated easily, have a difficult time relaxing, and have headaches, stomach aches, insomnia, and many other symptoms. If ones stress is long-term, the effect of having these symptoms could be very detrimental to their health, more than it already is. Heart disease, obesity, and even depression are linked to having long-term stress. Therefore, stress is something that people in general have a problem with and need reduction of.
College students deal with stress throughout undergrad and graduate school. According to The Associated Press (2008), 4 in 10 students responded in enduring stress often while 1 in 5 students reported feeling stressed all the time. Studies and reports show that young adults and college students have the highest level of stress than any other group which can cause them to potentially leave school (American Psychological Association, 2013). There are many things that can cause stress in college students. Some being pressure from family and peers, finances, exams, lack of sleep, or even adjusting to college in general (Peer, Hillman, & Van Hoet, 2015). Students who suffer from stress can tend to become more avoidant of others, avoidant…

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