psychological stress types

Acute stress: This is a short-term type of stress that is usually triggered by a specific event or situation, such as an exam or a job interview.

Chronic stress: This is a long-term type of stress that persists over an extended period of time, such as ongoing work-related stress or financial stress.

Traumatic stress: This type of stress is the result of experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event, such as a natural disaster, physical or sexual assault, or combat.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): This is a type of stress that occurs in response to a traumatic event and can lead to symptoms such as flashbacks, nightmares, and avoidance behaviors.

Burnout: This is a type of stress that is characterized by emotional exhaustion, cynicism, and decreased effectiveness in work or other areas of life.

Secondary traumatic stress: This type of stress occurs as a result of exposure to the traumatic experiences of others, such as healthcare workers or first responders.

Developmental stress: This type of stress is related to transitions or changes in life, such as moving to a new city, starting a new job, or becoming a parent.