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Therapists talk about stress addiction and why it happens.

To mark Stress Awareness Week, therapists talk about stress addiction and why it happens.

Does it feel like stress constantly follows you around? Stress is a normal and often healthy part of being human – keeping us driven, alert and responsive – and there are times when levels will naturally spike: the rush before a holiday, a relative falling ill, work being rocky.

But if stress seems to be a default setting rather than something that ebbs and flows, could it be worth considering what role we’re playing in that picture?

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