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Pediatrics Common Questions, Quick Answers

Teenagers and Stress

Gretchen Vigil, M.D.
Donna D'Alessandro, M.D.
Lindsay Huth, B.A.
Peer Review Status: Internally Reviewed
Creation Date: January 2002
Last Revision Date: April 2002


Common Questions, Quick Answers

What is stress?

Who can get "stressed out"?

What causes stress?

What does stress feel like?

How can I deal with stress?
Taking care of yourself will help you feel more in control and less stressed out. There are several things you can do to releive stress:

Breathing Exercises
Breathing exercises can be especially helpful in releasing nervous tension before a performance or test.

Muscle Relaxation

When should I call the doctor?

Quick Answers

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