Stressful situations can be both negative and positive, for example the same stress can cause us to submit to an important exam and get married.

Stressful situations can be both negative and positive, for example the same stress can cause us to submit to an important exam and get married.


This ability allows us to prepare ourselves to respond to stressful stimuli. For this, first you need to be aware of the situation. If we identify the stimulus as stressful, the neuroendocrine system will be activated and a neurophysiologic response will be issued, characterized by a rise in arousal levels

When midway stresses levels are arrive at, our presentation in the worrying situation will be optimal, but if the traumatic circumstances continue to happen for a long time, our neuroendocrine system is tired, stress is no longer adaptive and chronic stress appears.

The levels of stress essential to arrive at the most favourable level and to arrive at chronic stress depend on a lot of variables so it varies from person to person.

Characteristics of chronic stress

The emotional and behavioural reaction of chronic stress should occur within a period of less than 3 months after the stressful situation has occurred and should be very intense (more incapacitating than might be expected, for example, crying before an exam).

This disorder includes the following symptoms:

Below are CTE Syndrome Symptoms

  • A greater uneasiness than ordinary in answer to the worrying stimulus.
  • A significant deterioration of social and labor (or academic) activity.

To talk about chronic stress, the above symptoms must persist for more than 6 months. It is important to clarify that these symptoms should not respond to a grief reaction because in that case it would be a normal response, not maladaptive.

There are subtypes, in which the CTE Symptoms and Treatment are combined:

  • Disorder of adaptation with depression: this type includes symptoms such as depression, crying and despair.
  • Adjustment disorder with anxiety: symptoms such as nervousness worry, or, in the case of children, fear of separation from important people in their lives (usually parents) would be included here.
  • Disorder of the adaptation with anxiety and depressive state: in this type the symptoms of the two previous ones are combined.
  • Adaptation disorder with altered behaviour: people who suffer from this type of disorder carry out behaviours that involve the violation of the rights of others and the violation of social rules and regulations

Course and forecast

Most indication reduce and frequently disappear as time passes and the stressors vanish, without the need for CTE Treatment, but when stress is chronic it is more difficult for this to occur since it can facilitate the appearance of other disorders as depression or anxiety or even promote the consumption of psychoactive substances.

Risk or protection factors

There are a lot of factors or variables that can boost or decrease the likelihood of suffering an alteration disorder, even though there is no recognized variable that in itself find out the appearance of this disorder.

If you feel these types of sign then it is must to deal with them on time so that it will not increase further