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What is academic stress?

Recently a lot of my friends and people that I know are talking about academic stress. I am little bit confused about this term. Does anyone know what is this?
Category: Symptoms 9 years ago
Asked 9 years ago

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Academic stress is performance-related anxiety. There are, no doubt, environmental factors contributing to the experience of stress - proprotional to the degree to which a person has invested their identity in the outcomes and the conditions in which they work. Stress is the body’s way of telling you that there’s something going on that requires your attention. Your nervous system responds by releasing a flood of stress chemicals, including adrenaline and cortisol. These hormones rouse the body for emergency action (Fight or Flight). Unfortunately, there isn’t always something that you can resolve through fight or flight and, all powered up with nothing to do, your body remains in a keyed up state. This can impact on your life to the extent that it becomes a problem - affecting your performance and, consequently, giving rise to increased stress as you drive yourself to improve (perpetuating the cycle). The good news is that academic stress responds well to the usual anxiety treatment options. Good Luck :D
Kevin Patton
Answered 9 years ago
Kevin Patton

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