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Part I: The Big Connection Between Stres... > The Major Cause of Stress

Chapter 4. The Major Cause of Stress

Pioneer stress researcher Hans Selye, M.D., defines stress as “the non-specific response of the body to any demand made upon it.” This classic definition given in Stress with Distress spotlights change and the demands it makes on people to adapt. Because change is closely linked with stress, consider what often happens. Changes, demands, and stress often arrive at the door at the same time. Yet, we rarely ask why this is.


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