family stress, emotional symptoms, mental symptoms, physical symptoms
Family stress can be defined as “a real or imagined imbalance between the demands on the family and the fam¬ily’s ability to meet those demands” (National Ag Safety Database and Clemson Extension 2002). Stress can cause families to worry, to feel anxiety, depression, and sadness. Family fights, arguments, and frustrations can often grow in frequency and intensity when stress is high.
Daniels, Ann Michelle, "Thriving in Today's Times: Stress and the Family" (2009). SDSU Extension Extra Archives. 441.
Updated June 2009