tension, and pain Agitation, unable to relax, “tired and wired” Eating more or less Poor concentration Diarrhea/constipation Moodiness Sleeping too much or not enough Poor Judgment Rapid heartbeat / chest pain Irritable, short-tempered Neglecting hygiene or responsibilities Difficulty making decisions or impulsive decisions Change in sex drive Feeling depressed or unhappy Self-medication- alcohol, drugs, internet Forgetfulness Frequent illnesses or colds Feeling overwhelmed, lack of confidence Nervous habits like nail biting Easily distracted, zoned out Fatigue Anger Accident prone
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