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J R Soc Med. 1990 June; 83(6): 380–382.
PMCID: PMC1292690

Informational stress: discussion paper.


Stress can be caused by a multitude of factors requiring the capacity for adaption by the organism. As well as physical, chemical and biological factors, information may also become a stressor in certain circumstances. Stress may be induced just as well by too little as by too much information, and by the quality of the information.

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