You can't avoid stress -- it's everywhere! You have too much work at the office. You face down a school bully every day. There's traffic every time you take your car for a spin. You're planning a wedding. Different things stress out different people, but no matter the source of your stress, it's doing certain things to your body. Take this quiz to find out what's going on when stress sets in.
Question 1 of 20
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), what percentage of all illnesses and disease is stress-related?
Question 2 of 20
What happens in the mouth and throat during stress?
Question 3 of 20
Stress can cause alopecia areata. What part of the body does this disorder affect?
Question 4 of 20
Long-term exposure to the stress hormone cortisol has been linked to shrinking in what part of the brain?
Question 5 of 20
In response to a stressor, a part of the brain called the HPA system is activated. What does HPA stand for?
Question 6 of 20
What are glucocorticoids?
Question 7 of 20
Why do neurotransmitters suppress areas in the brain concerned with short-term memory, concentration and inhibition during a stressful event?
Question 8 of 20
What is the circulatory system's response to stress?
Question 9 of 20
Children often experience stress. What did the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend in 2006 as a way to combat stress in children?
Question 10 of 20
Which vitamin has been shown to reduce stress levels but also carries the possible side effects of headaches, diarrhea and kidney stones?
Question 11 of 20
The first step of eliminating stress is:
Question 12 of 20
Which of the following is a reason why a little stress is good for you?
Question 13 of 20
Which of the following lifestyle choices are NOT beneficial for the brain and reducing stress levels?
Question 14 of 20
What percentage of all prescriptions written in America each year are anti-anxiety medications?
Question 15 of 20
Which of the following illnesses goes hand in hand with stress?
Question 16 of 20
Short term stress may prevent which of the following illnesses?
Question 17 of 20
Long-term stress, anxiety and depression can cause which of the following illnesses?
Question 18 of 20
What percentage of the general population experiences some stress every two weeks?
Question 19 of 20
Which are more prone to developing anxiety disorders as a result of stress?
Question 20 of 20