Emotional Stress Symptoms

Anger

Anger is an emotional state that can range in its intensity from irritation to intense fury and uncontrollable rage. During anger our heart rate and blood pressure increase as well as affecting levels of adrenaline and noradrenaline.

Aggression

Aggression is characterised by hostile or destructive behaviour or actions, aggressive behavior leads to self-assertion, and normally arises when expectations are blocked, threatened or removed and may arise as a response to frustration. Aggression may manifest as destructive and attacking behavior, hostility or by self-expressive drive to control.

Panic

Panic is a sudden strong feeling of fear that prevents reasonable thought or action and impairs behaviour. Panic attacks are triggered by either an internal or external stimuli. Internal stimuli can include physical sensations such as fast heartbeats, thoughts, memories or emotional that has association with fear or panic. External stimuli can include sudden temperature or light intensity changes, loud noises, fast moving objects, smells and even strange taste in the mouth.

Moods

Moods are a pervasive and sustained emotion that can alter the perception of the world, impacting on behaviour, relationships and self-image. Moods can range from ecstasy to deep depression, also include sadness, feeling lonely, elation, anger, irritability or joy. Other negative moods include Aggravated, Alone, bemused, angry, annoyed, anxious, apathetic, ashamed, bewildered, bitchy, bored, cold, complacent, cynical dark, depressed, disappointed, discontent, envious, exhausted, frustrated, gloomy, grumpy, guilty, irritated, jealous, lazy, lethargic, melancholic, pessimistic, shocked, sick, unsympathetic, tired, uncomfortable and just feeling weird.

Irritable

Irritable is normally characterised as being prone to excessive anger, annoyance or impatience. In addition to being abnormally sensitive to stimuli.

Depression

Depression is characterised by ones inability to focus, concentrate, feelings on sadness, guilt, hopelessness, helplessness or death, and loss of appetite and inability to sleep.

Worry

Worry is characterised by uncontrollable recurrent or obsessive thoughts, inability to concentrate, with fear inducing thoughts, confusion, and feelings of doom. Worry can also be accompanied with physical symptoms, dizziness, dry mouth, erratic heart-rate or high blood pressure etc.

Losing Control

Losing control is characterised by overwhelming feelings that one may feel that you will do something that would be embarrassing, or passing out, vomit, gag or stumble etc. In addition to feelings of not being able to control what may be said or control the body, one also may become highly self-conscious among others. While it is very unlikely one would lose control, the fear of losing control is very real and disabilitating.

Aggressive

Abrasive or being aggressive is characterised by being in a state of impatience, hostile to stimuli especially people.

Hostile Mental State

A hostile mental state means being deliberately unfriendly, displaying animosity, normally accompanied by feeling of anger and thoughts which can be violent in nature.

Anxiety

Feeling nervous is characterised by feelings and behaviour of anxiety, tension: Feeling edgy, fidgety, jumpy, jittery, tense, restless, unsettled and restless.

Emotional

Emotional/Tearful is characterised by an underlying feelings that occasionally surface as crying, deep sadness, heightened sensitivity, feelings distressed, paranoid or “hurt” in the company of people, or through re-living or replaying thoughts or conversations repeatedly.

Fear

Feeling fearful is characterised by the irrational state of fear without any visible or obvious cause. This may manifest itself as anticipation of “doom” or “dread”, fear of illnesses, death of oneself or other.

Guilt

Feeling guilty is characterised by experiencing feelings of guilt at being stressed, worrying, or feeling down or worthless.

Paranoia

Feeling paranoid is characterised by a mental and emotional states which create a mindset in which the individual feels that the world is “out to get them”, suspicious of people talking behind one’s back, Paranoia causes intense feelings of distrust, and can lead to hostile behaviour.