Stress and Associated Disorders

Stress and Associated Disorders - 9-21-05 I) II) Stress and...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
9.21.5 Stress and Associated Disorders I) Stress – biological and psychological effects created within an organism by the application of a stressor II) Stressor – adjustment demand placed on an organism a. Perception of stress is different for different individuals b. Psychological/physical stressors (ex – cold exposure) have the same affect c. Distress – negative stress associated with pain, anxiety or depression i.When one feels out of control d. Eustress – positive stress associated with feeling control and accomplishment i.The more you experience Eustress, the more you build resilience III) Types of Responses to Stress : a. Task-oriented Response – behavior directed primarily at dealing with the requirements of a stressor i.Looks at choices, picks behaviors and observes feedback (control) b. Defense-oriented Response – behavior directed primarily at protecting the self from hurt and disorganization i.Crying, repetitive talking, mourning (releasing emotions) ii.Ego defense mechanisms (inability to deal with stressors)
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course PSC 150 taught by Professor Greg during the Spring '05 term at CSU Stanislaus.

Page1 / 2

Stress and Associated Disorders - 9-21-05 I) II) Stress and...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online