Everyone experiences some form of stress at some point through out their lives. The typical college student has a mountain of stress. Most students are dealing with work, deadlines, studying,papers,tests. Not to mention the stress of figuring out your future, bills, a career,living on your own, and any other personal issues in addition to everything else. According to research done in the field of psychoneuroimmunology, a significant amount of stress can cause your immune system to weaken. Stress can cause many things to occur in a person's body, such as, hormone responses, nervous system responses, and behavioral responses. All of these responses can affect the immune system, which will make a person more susceptible to illness, cold, flu, or disease. I recently became sick with an upper respiratory infection and found out that a lot of people have been getting sick lately. Considering that the last couple weeks were midterms for most people, I wonder if everyone's immune system was down by the stress?