PSY 270 Appendix D - Axia College Material Appendix D...

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Axia College Material Appendix D Psychological and Psychophysiological Stress Disorders Respond to the following: 1. Stress can be the root cause of psychological disorders. Name four symptoms shared by acute and posttraumatic stress disorders. Experiencing a distressing incident repeatedly. Amplified sexual arousal, apprehension, and guiltiness. Feeling detached from people or things they used to find interesting. Avoiding actions which would purposely be reminiscent to the distressing incident. 2. What life events are most likely to trigger a stress disorder? Natural Disasters Combat from being in a war Abusive behavior from outside forces Victimization (like sexual assault or terrorism.) 3. Traumatic events do not always result in a diagnosable psychological disorder. What factors determine how a person may be affected by one such event? Biology Social Support Genetics factors Severity of Trauma Childhood Experiences The person’s personality
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This note was uploaded on 09/26/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 270 taught by Professor Bruno during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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PSY 270 Appendix D - Axia College Material Appendix D...

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