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Unformatted text preview: We discussed the differences between distress & eustress, but there is an additional "type" of stress called PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGICAL STRESS (it is not a category like distress. ..) that can be defined as mental upset that triggers a physiological stress response . Thus, it is stress that leads to psychosomatic illness. In our culture, psychophysiological stress is the most common type of stress AND is the major factor in the onset of psychosomatic illness. Since we have been discussing the fact that stress can lead to illness via the psychosomatic model, we now need to discuss what this model is and what steps are involved....
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- Fall '09