What impact does stress have on mental health?
Stress has a psychological impact that is mainly reflected by:
- irritability or aggressiveness
- a feeling of loss of control
- fatigue or exhaustion
- sadness or tears
- concentration or memory problems, and
These affects usually cease after a transient stress period. However, ongoing or repeated stress can lead to various disorders, such as depression, anxiety, or burnout. Therefore, effective stress management contributes to quality of life and mental health.