What is episodic stress?

This occurs when you frequently experience acute stress. This type of stress is experienced by people who make unrealistic and unreasonable demands and when those demands are not fulfilled, it adds up to the stress levels leading them to cause self-inflictions upon themselves. This type of stress is mainly associated with people having type A personality such as people who are aggressive, demanding, competitive, and ambitious. All these behaviors lead to situations of acute stress quite often leading to episodic stress. Some of the symptoms related to episodic stress faced by type A persons include:

  • Depression, anxiety disorders, as well as emotional distress that lasts for a prolonged period of time and can also occur frequently.
  • Constantly worrying.
  • Constant physical symptoms such as headache, dizziness, shortness of breathe, as well as heart palpitations.
  • May lead to heart problems such as coronary artery disease.