Effects of Stress - anything besides being sad all the time...

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Effects of Stress What steps of the general adaptation syndrome will I experience? There are three steps that I will experience in the general adaptation syndrome (GAS). The first step that I will experience in the general adaptation syndrome would be the initial reaction to the increased workload, which is called the alarm reaction. In this stage my body reacts to the added stressors of the new position. Then in the resistance stage my body will attempt to restore my energy and repair any body damage of the stressors. Lastly, the exhaustion stage is weakened resistance and possible deterioration. What emotional and cognitive effects might this stressor produce? The possible emotional that this stressor might produce would be anxiety and depression. The cognitive effects that this stressor might produce would be difficulty staying focused on all new tasks required. Anxiety causes rapid heart rate and breathing, sweating, and muscle tension. Depression will make my body not want to do
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Unformatted text preview: anything besides being sad all the time and not being able to focus on tasks at all. If this stress continues, how might it affect my health? I could develop sleep disorders, difficulty concentrating, short- temper, and headaches. Stress triggers changes in the body and makes you more likely to get sick. It can also make existing problems seem worse than they are. It could also increase the risk of asthma and arthritis flare-ups, tension, stomach cramping, stomach bloating, depression, anxiety, weight gain or loss, heart problems, high blood pressure or irritable bowel syndrome. How might I resolve this situation effectively? Some way that I could resolve this situation effectively is to ask for help on certain deadlines in order to get them done in time. I could also take a break every once in a while in order to make sure that I do not get too stressed out. I could also talk to the boss to let him know how I am feeling....
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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2010 for the course PSY210 PSY210 taught by Professor Pizza during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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