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What are the long-term health effects of stress?

  • Your mind:
    • chronic anxiety
    • depression
    • mental breakdown, even suicide (Worker safety magazine Hazards estimates there could be as many as 250 work-related suicides each year.)br /  
  • Your behaviour:
    • alcohol/substance misuse
    • social isolationbr /  
  • Your body:
    • digestion problems
    • diarrhoea
    • vomiting
    • stomach ulcersbr /  
  • Your immune system:
    • lowered resistance to infections
    • chronic asthma
    • chronic dermatitis
    • possible increased risk of cancerbr /  
  • Your heart:
    • heart disease
    • heart attack
    • stroke
    • hypertension