Acute stress doesn't have enough time to do the extensive damage associated with long-term stress. The most common symptoms are:
Acute stress can crop up in anyone's life, and it is highly treatable and manageable.
What you can do
Learning to deal with stress effectively is a worthwhile effort, even if you already consider yourself capable of handling anything life sends your way.
Many of the most common long-term stressors — family illness, recovery after injury, career pressures — often arise without warning and simultaneously. Stress management is particularly valuable if your family has a history of hypertension and other forms of heart disease.
Courtesy of the American Psychology Association