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5._Chronic_Stress_Slides - 8/9/2010 Put away your things...

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8/9/2010 1 Put away your things Close your eyes Review the health effects of chronic stress Examine breadth of problem and consider merits of common solutions
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8/9/2010 2 Highly adaptive preparation Misappraisal of physiological changes leads to problems Acute v. Chronic Frequent Intermittent Stressors Can Be Particularly Problematic
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8/9/2010 3 After brief enhancement of immune function, cuts back. Why not always operate at maximum? - Greater energy demands - Increases risk of auto-immune disorders 12 week diary study Many more undesirable events 3-6 days prior to infection May be related to reduced production of IgA IgA: first line of defense against microorganisms
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8/9/2010 4 Controlled for cold exposure with nasal drops Nearly linear relationship between stress and illness Strong response to vaccine indicative of healthy immune system Current caregivers had less sustained antibody response
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This note was uploaded on 09/09/2011 for the course PSY 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at UCSB.

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