WebCT-275-11 Stress Management05

WebCT-275-11 Stress Management05 - Stress Management To...

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Stress Management To explain what stress is and how people react to it and to describe the relationship between stress and disease
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Stress and Disease Repeated or prolonged stress linked with health problems cardiovascular disease high blood pressure GI problems psychological problems headaches/muscle aches insomnia / fatigue injuries The long-term wear and tear of the stress response is called the allostatic load
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What is Stress? Stress - the collective physiological and emotional responses to any stimulus that disturbs an individual’s homeostasis physiologically - reaction is same (called the stress response) emotionally - reaction can markedly differ Stressor - any psychological event or condition that produces stress varies markedly between individuals examples: major life changes, daily hassles, job, interpersonal or social stressors. ..
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Physiological Stress Response Physiological response (ex. pounding heart, rapid breathing) same for any stress
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This note was uploaded on 05/05/2008 for the course KIN 275 taught by Professor Lamont during the Spring '06 term at Rhode Island.

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