Mental effects of stress can manifest in many ways unless recognized and
rectified in the proper manner.
Stress can arise due to various conflicts at work and home. Stress and the
resultant conflict varies from person to person. If not managed correctly,
these can lead to impaired logical thinking and various mental illnesses.
Most of the time, realizing
the source of stress and changing the perception towards the situation
is enough to successfully rectify the mental effects of stress. It is
well known that unresolved emotional stress can translate into mental
miseries and then into physical illnesses (known as psychosomatic
To effectively deal with
the stress induced psychosomatic illnesses, two pronged attack on both
the emotional and physical issues is called for.
Other common mental effects of stress are:
Inability to concentrate
Difficulty with coming to decisions
Loss of self-confidence
Irritability or frequent anger
Unnecessary worry, uneasiness and anxiety
Compelling emotions and mood swings
Uncontrolled mental stress can also induce
people to become alcoholic addicts, show signs of bulimia or
anorexia, lead to drug and nicotine dependency etc.