Stress, an evil of our time

January 26, 2012

In the seventeenth century, the word stress mean “state of distress”, symbolizing the idea of ‚Äč‚Äčoppression, hard life, deprivation, fatigue, and adversity. From the eighteenth century, begins to mean strength, pressure or strong influence acting on a physical object or a person. In the 20th century, comes the idea that certain aggressive living conditions (stress) can cause some physical or mental diseases (strain). In 1951, Hans Selye highlights the “General…