Why Do You Get Stress Headaches?


There are many unpleasant side effects caused by stress but perhaps one of the most unpleasant of all is the stress headache. Unfortunately, this is also one of the more common side effects and it seems that a huge number of people are afflicted with stress headaches. The question many people will ask regarding this problem is why something psychological like stress, is enough to cause something...

Some Shocking Stress Statistics – Just How Bad Is It?


Stress, anxiety and depression are serious conditions that lead to a number of symptoms and complications. It’s unfortunately all-too-common for sufferers to brush stress symptoms under the carpet and to try and ignore them but failing to realize the potential severity of stress is a big mistake which can come at a high cost. Here we will look at some stress statistics that tell us not only...

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Definition and Explanation


In this article we will look at the post-traumatic stress disorder definition in order to identify exactly what’s going on in the brain, what causes the condition and who is at risk. Does post-traumatic stress affect people other than war veterans? And what should you do if you’re going through it? What Is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder The most basic post-traumatic stress disorder...

Can Stress Delay Your Period?


If your period is late, if your menstruation is irregular, or if you’re struggling to get pregnant, then you might find that the problem is caused by stress. ‘Can stress delay your period?’ is a common question posted on internet forums, both by women who are looking for a solution to their problems when trying to get pregnant and for women who are hoping for some explanation...

Models of Stress – Why Science Still Falls Short of an Adequate Definition of Stress


One of the biggest challenges in psychology is often the process of trying to define and understand subjects and concepts that are somewhat abstract. Perhaps the biggest example of this is personality. Personality is a very broad and vague term and so far psychology has failed to provide a single personality theory that is universally accepted or that is considered adequate for describing all the...

Is Stress Hair Loss Real?


Stress has a lot of terrible and highly unpleasant symptoms and can very often be found at the root of any number of conditions and problems. A commonly held belief about stress is that it can cause hair loss but is this really a fair reputation? If so, just how stressed do you have to be to start getting thinner on top? Are you in danger of losing your beautiful locks if you have an upcoming...

How Writing Down Your Feelings Can Combat Stress


Living with stress is something that many people think of as being almost inevitable. Life is stressful and all we can do is suck it up and carry on anyway… right? This seems to be a point of view that is held by men in particular. Men are much less likely than women to talk about their problems as a rule and it should perhaps come as no surprise then that they’re also more likely to suffer...

Why All Stress Is Cognitive Stress


When you think of stress and its causes, what do you think of? Some of us might think about our work, others might think of our bank balance and others still might think of relationship troubles. But whatever you might think is the cause of stress, the thing to remember is that really it originates in your brain. While these things might all be triggers of stress, the truth is that stress is...

Can Stress Cause Constipation?


It’s a commonly known fact that stress, and especially fear, can potentially cause sudden and unwanted bowel movements. Stress is often linked with diarrhea and is a strong risk factor in IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). But what’s less known is that stress can also prevent bowel movements. In some cases stress can actually lead to constipation. But how precisely can stress cause...

The Top Illnesses Caused by Stress


Stress is not just something unpleasant that can prevent us from enjoying life to the fullest and leave us feeling rushed and overwhelmed. As well as being a drag, it’s actually also very bad for our health and can be dangerous. If you feel stressed then you put yourself at much greater risk of illness. One of the effects that stress hormones have on our body is to suppress the function of...

Keith Hillman

Keith Hillman

Keith Hillman is a full time writer specializing in psychology as well as the broader health niche. He has a BSc degree in psychology from Surrey University, where he particularly focused on neuroscience and biological psychology. Since then, he has written countless articles on a range of topics within psychology for numerous of magazines and websites. He continues to be an avid reader of the latest studies and books on the subject, as well as self-development literature.