How does stress affect behavior?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Dava Money of the Creative Healing Institute explains how stress can show itself in one’s behavior.

    Host: How does stress affect behavior? Dava Money: Stress affects our behavior in very direct straightforward ways. We may act irritable, we may act angry, we may be acting overwhelmed and unable to function at our normal level. We may become inefficient and we may begin to shut down to withdraw and be more quite or the opposite of being excessively loud. We may be drawn to abuse alcohol or drugs, something that will give us some temporary comfort.