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Employee Handbook: Stress Stress is not one of our basic emotions but a secondary emotion caused by a defense in our senses to a particular situation. Stress is the response to an emotion. Basic emotions that every person experiences are happy, sad, anger, fear, disgust and surprise. There are extreme forms of stress--one being PTSD-Post Traumatic Syndrome Disorder. These extreme forms of stress are triggered by certain traumatic situations that occur in a person’s life. Although PTSD is often suffered by a person that served in the military, PTSD is now found in everyday people who have been traumatized during certain disasters or events that have happened in their lives. These events can be from their childhood, rape, natural disasters or even giving birth to a child. (Strangor, 2012). As humans we must manage stress because it is known to kill. It is called the Silent Killer. The effects of stress were studied and researched by scientist Hans Seyle. He studied rats and came up with the definition of General Adaptation Syndrome. During his studies he found that stress takes a person through three different physiological changes—alarm, resistance, and exhaustion.

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