Etymology: Middle English stresse stress, distress, short for destresse — more at distress
Date: 14th century
1: (...) c: a physical, chemical, or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental tension and may be a factor in disease causation
The 13th century appears to be the last century of mankind where things went smoothly. Oh well, come December 14th, happy days will be back again for me with money for nothing and chicks for free. Or so I tell myself to keep me running.