Many of you know it: you had a lot of stress, be it at work or in private life, you dealt with it and finally, the period of stress was over. And now? You get sick! But what’s the reason for that?

“It’s a phenomenon that’s often referred to as ‘the let-down effect’, a pattern in which people come down with an illness or develop flare-ups of a chronic condition not during a concentrated period of stress but after”, explains psychologist Marc Schoen.

Huffington Post has published an article about this widespread problem. Read it and you will learn more about the “The real reason you get sick after a stressful period has ended”.

You will also find some ideas on how you can avoid the “let-down effect” or – if that’s too late – how to mitigate it.