Nowadays, due to hectic routine and over load of work, mostly people feel pressure on their nerves. To compete with the pace of this modern world, every second person has to put effort more than the normal. And at some stage of life, they begin to feel stress and this stress leads to different psychological disorders. Stress is basically psychological feeling either conscious or unconscious.

When an organism is challenged or warned or threatened by an event, it causes stress which is a psychological sate. There are stressful agents that called stressors by Hans Selye that results into stress. Stressor can be physical, physiological, psychological or socioculture. A person typically is stressed when positive or negative (e.g., threatening) experiences temporarily strain or overwhelm adaptive capacities.


Maryam-Riaz 3Maryam Riaz has completed her Masters in Clinical Psychology from Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad. She has also done Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology from Fauji Foundation University. Her research work includes leadership styles and Pygmalion effect in bank managers and their subordinates and another research was on organizational commitment and job Stress.She had the experience of working as Psychologiost in Jehlum Polyclinic, CDA hospital Islamabad, Fauji Foundation Hospital Rwp, Benazir Bhutto Hospital as a psychologist.

Editor: Maryam Shah


Psychological disorders are spreading like a viral infection. Almost every second person complains that he have depression, anxiety, etc. But no one looks at their daily routine. They have occupied themselves with so many works that has made them machine. They have gone far from their healthy life style. And this psychical and mental stress has pushed them towards many different psychological disorders. Stress exposure can cause change in brain activity that leads to psychological disorder. Many studies supports this theory that stress either physical or mental, leads to these disorders and these stressors has such a deep effect on some people lives that they are not even able to function normally.

Stress-Can-Lead-Psychological-Disorders-1Although many studies have shown a link between stress and mental health problems, the reason behind this connection has remained unclear. Recent research from the University of California, Berkeley, has discovered new insight into why stress can be so detrimental to a person’s psyche. When stress starts interfering with your ability to live a normal life for an extended period, it becomes even more dangerous. The longer the stress lasts, the worse it is for both your mind and body. You might feel fatigued, unable to concentrate or irritable for no good reason, for example. But chronic stress causes wear and tear on your body, too.

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