25 Surprising Ways Stress Affects Your Health
Although it's not all that common, doctors at the John Hopkins Hospital have found that some people who are especially sensitive to stress can experience seizure-like symptoms, such as far-off staring and convulsions.
Up to one-third of people treated for seizures at the hospital didn't respond to standard anti-seizure medication and doctors concluded that they had stress-induced symptoms.
Known as conversion disorder, some people can subconsciously express emotional trauma as physical symptoms, they say.
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