Distress - this in psychology means destructive stress, translated from Greek “di” is a disorder. The concept of distress was proposed by the physiologist Hans Selye in 1936. This state continues to be studied in science and at the moment. What is distress, what is meant by this term? Everyone has heard the concept of stress as a daily manifestation. Distress is a less common concept, however, it will help us to study the topic of stress more deeply, to divide “good” and “bad” stress, to learn the methods of prevalence over stressful situations.
Under the influence of various stressors today, emotional shakes come to the person at every step. If he successfully passes them, "overcomes" a stressful situation, then the skill to resist stress factors only grows, adaptability increases. But if the mechanisms are inefficient or the energy reserves are depleted, then distress comes to the place of beneficial stress. His symptoms - fatigue, irritability, weakening of sexual attraction, headaches, even oddities like unreasonable laughter or unexpectedly increased need for hot or sweet - deserve attention in order to find the cause of destructive stress, which is only intensified without working through.