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Unformatted text preview: Behavioral Signs: Avoidance of responsibilities and relationships Extreme or self-destructive behavior Poor judgment Physical Signs: Excessive worry about illness Frequent illness and exhaustion Overuse of medication Physical ailments and complaints Psychoneuroimmunology The study of links among behavior, stress, disease, and the immune system Studies show that immune function is lowered during final exams, divorce, bereavement, job loss, and poor sleep Happiness, laughter, and delight strengthen the immune system Stressor: Condition or event that challenges or threatens the person Pressure: When a person must meet urgent external demands or expectations...
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