Checkpoint Effects of Stress

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Checkpoint: Effects of Stress Adrienne Martin PSY/210 Donna Volk
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The three stages of General Adaptation Syndrome include three different steps; The first stage is commonly called the “alarm stage” this is where pressure is felt due to an increase in expectations and a heavier workload. The second stage is where the body tries to compensate for the stress and fatigue, or tiredness, which is produced by the extra work expected. Thirdly, the body will try and learn to adapt to the issues I am facing at work. Cognitive effects would be; a loss of being able to concentrate and easily becoming angry with not only my co-workers but myself as well, and depression. Emotional effects could be anxiety about not being able to perform to the best of my ability, depression due to overworking myself and fatigue.
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Unformatted text preview: Continued stress can lead to a worsening of depression and anxiety, heart attack, a weakening of the immune system which can cause illness and the inability to fight off infection or disease. It could also cause me to take out my frustration and anger on my co-workers, my friends and family, and possibly even complete strangers. Effectively resolving the situation can be achieved by being well organized and finishing priority tasks first, asking others for help when I need it instead of trying to take it all on by myself, exercising to help reduce stress, and even finding small periods of time to relax and unwind without thinking about everything that needs to be done. References; Psychology and the Challenges of Life, Chapters 3 and 4, Axia reading material....
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