Stress Health Center

There is no specific medical test or diagnostic tool for stress, but your doctor will be able to use your current symptoms, family history, and information about your life to help determine if you are suffering from the effects of untreated stress. Your doctor will likely order blood work and some other medical tests to rule out any underlying medical conditions that may be causing symptoms (For example, if you're suffering from heart palpitations, your doctor will likely order an EKG to rule out any arrhythmias; if you're suffering from digestive problems, your doctor may order a stool test to see if you have an infection or inflammatory disease). 

Review Date: 
March 14, 2012
Last Updated:
June 28, 2013