When Stress becomes a Psychological Symptom Stress is common. We all have to deal with stress and stressors daily, but when a person is overwhelmed without relief for an extended time then psychological symptoms are most likely included. When a person is stressed, they often feel that they are going crazy. To help you understand the fine lines between crazy, common and psychological we are going to review several details, including symptoms. Common stress includes temporary depression, anger, helplessness, tension, knotting of the stomach, and so forth. Abnormal stress includes depression, phobia, anxiety, helplessness, repeated suicidal tendencies and thoughts, tension, ongoing anger, mood swings, and the list continues. It depends on the diagnose whether two or more of these symptoms exist, but it stills boils down to stress and fear. When a person has psychological factors that increase stress levels then it is harder for the person to cope with stress. The person often lacks coping skills, has behavior distractions, and lacks education. Some diagnoses are hereditary, while others are related to medical, chemical imbalances and psychological. Therefore, we need to find a stress management scheme that works with each individual separately but according to the person. Most stress management techniques are useful to almost anyone, however some can cause harm to a person if the diagnose is distinct. For example if you are dealing with a person that has Disassociate Identities, formally known as Multiple Personality Disorder-MPD then you might want to avoid some stress management techniques that helps the person to cope with stress. Because the person has different personalities, including thinking, behaviors, activities, tone, appearance, writing, and lifestyle and so on, then you may want to skip stress management techniques that include pictorial strategy. As you can see, we are all different and some of us more so than others, therefore when we are diverting stress management techniques we want to consider all possibilities, including differences of people. It depends on the person, but most common individuals deal with their stress by planning, preparing, thinking, deciding and avoiding stressors by minimizing their problems. This may include altering behaviors, changing careers, redirecting goals and so forth. On the other hand, if a person has a psychological factor this person may fail to see how stress management for the common can work for them, or else is more prone to triggers that can lead to disaster by utilizing the techniques. Let us take a moment to view a couple of different individuals and how one stress management technique is used on both, including how it affects the individual. A man walks in a class filled with people, sits down at a large oak table and appears uptight. At the same time, a young woman walks in the door and she too sits down at the table appearing uptight. Assuming that the man had a rough day and is attending classes to learn how to manage stress and no psychological ailment is existing he begins listening to the psychotherapist and follows in according to the instructions. The entire class is asked to find an area in the room where they feel relaxed. The entire group locates an area in the building, sits in a comfortable position and the instructor tells them to take a few deep breaths, clear the thoughts, and wonder off into a peaceful environment where there are no worries, stress, problems and so forth. The man begins to feel the tension leave his body, while the woman feels stress increasing taking control of her mind. We have the same technique in progress and two different people in the room, one with a psychological issue and the other an ordinary man overwhelmed with stress. The woman suddenly jumps to her feet and flees the room, without looking over her shoulder wondering what the other group members are thinking. She storms out the door and runs as fast as she can. This brings to point that not all stress management techniques are good for everyone, since we are all different. The woman illustrated in the picture was diagnosed with Disassociate Identities who is subject to creating more alters when a person asks them to view other people in an imaginary environment. The woman was frightened, since everyone in the room posed a threat to her person. Learning who we are and what works best for us individually can help us deal with stress.