Stress is something most of us have heard of. Many of us may have suffered from stress to some degree at some point in our lives. Stress can be caused by many things, but challenging and difficult situations in life can be a notable trigger. Stress from bullying is not uncommon, for example, and may be experienced by both children and adults alike.
Stress can present itself in all kinds of ways. Some symptoms are physical, whereas others present in an emotional way. No two people are likely to experience the exact same symptoms. They can be very frightening in some instances, especially if you are not aware of what is happening.
Examples of stress symptoms
The following examples are only a few of the typical symptoms people can experience in this situation. If you suffer from stress, you may experience one or more of these, or you may suffer from other symptoms that are also indicative of stress. It is advisable to go to your GP for advice and to receive an official diagnosis, and to ensure nothing else is amiss. Symptoms vary widely and can be hard to diagnose, too.
Symptoms can include having little or no energy, and feeling anxious and upset. You might also experience a dry mouth, chest pain, have trouble sleeping, and get frequent headaches. Emotional symptoms can include feeling low and overwhelmed by daily tasks you would normally find easy to tackle. You may also have low self-esteem and feel depressed. It is imperative to speak to your GP about these, as they may recommend counselling or other treatments that may help you cope with your situation.
Can you claim anything for suffering stress from bullying?
Compensation claims have been settled for physical injuries, but they have also been settled for mental anguish, stress, and other similar conditions caused through no fault of the sufferer. If someone else is at fault, or has been negligent, there is a chance that compensation could potentially be warranted.
To find out whether this applies in your case, you could give our team a call on 0800 689 0500. This will put you through to Accident Advice Helpline, but you could also ring us on your mobile on 0333 500 0993. Either way, you are assured of receiving no-obligation, expert advice that could be just what you need if you’ve suffered stress from bullying.
Date Published: March 30, 2017
Author: Rob Steen