What Are the 3 Kinds of Stress?

Teralyn Sell, PhD, MS, NCC, LPC

Not all stressors are alike—and different types require different treatments.

Stress is one of the biggest mental health issues facing Americans today. But what is stress, exactly, and how should it be treated? In this Mental Health Minute, Teralyn Sell, PhD, distinguishes between 3 kinds of stress and talks about what can (or cannot) be done about each of them.

Dr Sell holds a doctorate in psychology and is the founder of Pro Recovery Rx, a supplement line dedicated to supporting brain health for individuals in addiction recovery. She also teaches a class called NeuroHealth Coach, which helps professionals integrate brain health into their daily lives.

How do you help patients understand and handle their stress? Share comments with your colleagues by emailing PTEditor@mmhgroup.com. Comments may be shared online pending review and editing for style.