Distress: The negative stress that results from demand placed on an individual which outstrip the individual's ability to respond and recover, thus resulting in an imbalanced and unhealthful state. Distress can occur because of positive or negative stressors if the stressors are too frequent, multiple, or great. Also see the GUS Stress Category.
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