Chronic Stress: The Most Dangerous Kind. What Can Cause it?
Even the most mentally stable person may become hostage to a situation that provokes constant worry and anxiety for extended periods of time. This is called chronic stress.
The causes can be psychological (severe fatigue, too much responsibility), social (a job loss) or physiological (a long-term illness).
Sometimes, an unpleasant event may not be long-lasting, but it will affect someone so much that they won’t be able to cope with its consequences for some time (for example, loss of a loved one or abuse).
The distinctive feature of this type of stress is its duration. A person experiencing chronic stress isn’t able to come out of depression for a long period of time.
In this case, ordinary stress symptoms are aggravated and can significantly affect one’s health. Chronic stress is the cause of many serious diseases.