Behavior Modification Paper.pdf - 1 BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION STRESS TERESA GONZALES PAUL PRESSON PSYCH 105 FEBRUARY 7 2019 2 A sharp pain arises in your

Behavior Modification Paper.pdf - 1 BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION...

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1 BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION: STRESS TERESA GONZALES PAUL PRESSON PSYCH 105 FEBRUARY 7, 2019
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2 A sharp pain arises in your chest, your heart rate increases, you gasp for a breath of air- unaware you were holding it in. At night, you’re awoken by whispers of undesirables thoughts and when the sun rises it all starts over. These are some of the common symptoms I experience when I have high levels of stress. Stress is a common feeling we all experience, whether it be moderate or extreme, and it’s prevalence is increasing. For instance, “In the United States, nearly half of all Americans report that their stress has increased in the last year, and about 30% categorize their stress levels as extreme” (Wiegand, Luedtke, Friscia, Nair, Aleles & McCloskey, 2010, p. 991 ). Although it is unknown what the main cause of this abundance in stress is, we do know that stress can cause serious emotional distress such as irritability, anger, depression, lack of interest and motivation, disruptions in sleep, and emotional outbursts (Wiegand, et al., 2010; Nota & Coles, 2018). If stress levels are not effectively managed it could cause serious complications, ”Chronic stress, left unmanaged, may lead to psychological,
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