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Case Study Jennifer pg.1 Case Study Jennifer Bobbie-Jo Huddy PSY210 University of Phoenix January 6, 2011
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Case Study Jennifer pg.2 Case Study Jennifer 1. What are the causes of stress in Jennifer’s life? How is stress affecting Jennifer’s health? Jennifer is enveloped with various stressful conditions. The failure to conceive would be great stressor for any women at Jennifer’s age. The failure to meet the expectations of the in-laws for her to produce offspring is another source of insurmountable stress for Jennifer. As a daughter of an ole and ailing father, Jennifer is also stressed particularly that she is challenged to fulfil her responsibilities to her father. Knowing that her father is all alone, she surely has a wish to care for her father yet she is in a situation that accomplishing such idea is just too challenging. She has her own family issues to attend to in addition to her job which is also quite taxing. Though, it may be hurting, she has no choice but to breach the will of her old and ailing father by placing him under the care of nursing home. The happiness of her father and maintaining respect to him could be her priority but she just could not help leaving her no wider scopes of options. The stress accumulated in Jennifer has been causing some unwanted effects in her health. She has been showing sign s and symptoms of the physical and physiological consequences of stress. Jennifer has been complaining of some problems like indigestion, backaches and headaches. Such signs and symptoms are commonly manifested by individuals under stress as the impacts of release of stress hormones which can alter the normal functioning of the body. Stress hormones have powers to offset the hormonal balance of the body causing headache, fatigue, sore muscles, and backaches. The changes in the hormonal levels can also slow down the functioning of the digestive system causing indigestion, nausea, and vomiting. The stress can be also powerful and cause depression and heart diseases. Jennifer is still
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Case Study Jennifer pg.3 beyond such extent but if chronic stress follows her life if no measures are employed to offer relief, the potentials on such risks are very high. 2. How are these stressors affecting Jennifer’s self-concept and self-esteem? The stressors have been lowering the self-concept and self-esteem of Jennifer. She has been demonstrating indications of changes in her self concept and her self esteem as the impacts of the stresses surrounding her like. Jennifer has been example of a woman with strong determination but with the stressful life, she started to question her character particularly her capabilities in accomplishing her duties and
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