This Definition of Stress May Help You Cope Better with It

Not all stress is super bad for you.

Stress is a word used to describe how a person reacts to different situations and environments around them. As Dr. Keri Peterson explains in this video, stress is not always a bad thing

While stress from time to time is normal, long-term stress can be harmful and lead to problems such as chronic high blood pressure, heart attacks, strokes and depression. It is important to know the causes of your stress so you can take the necessary steps to avoid feeling out of control.



Keri Peterson, MD

This video features Keri Peterson, MD. Dr. Keri Peterson specializes in internal medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City and is board certified in internal medicine. She holds appointments at Lenox Hill Hospital and Mount Sinai Medical Center.

Duration: 3:05. Last Updated On: Nov. 8, 2017, 6:14 p.m.
Reviewed by: Holly Atkinson, MD, Preeti Parikh, MD . Review date: July 29, 2011
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