Thursday, December 18, 2008

Behavioral Signs and Symptoms

Stress may be affecting your behavior, and you may not even realize it. But your family, friends, relatives and co workers may notice changes in your behavior. Here is a list of behavioral signs and symptoms:

  • Eating more or less.
  • Neglect of personal appearance.
  • Nervous habits like twitching, nail beating, griding teeth, etc.
  • Angry outbursts, being irritable or even antisocial acts.
  • Isolation.
  • Problems in communication.
  • Excessive defensiveness or suspiciousness.
  • Talking too fast or too loud.
  • Blaming others.
  • Reacting emotionally.
  • Frequent use of over-the-counter drugs.
  • Bad habits like increased smoking, alcohol or drug use, excessive gambling.
  • Increased number of minor accidents.
  • Sleeping too much or too little.
  • Procrastinating or neglecting responsibilities.
  • Unable to concentrate.
  • Difficulty making decisions.
  • Being forgetful.
  • Making more mistakes.
  • Reduced work efficiency or productivity.

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