Stress - Stress Stress What is Stress How is Stress Related To Disease What Systems of the Body Are Involved in the Stress Response How Can We

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Stress What is Stress? How is Stress Related To Disease? What Systems of the Body Are Involved in the Stress Response? How Can We Effectively Reduce The Stress In Our Lives?
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Constant Stress Can Lead to. . Nervous Tension Aches and Pain Infectious and Chronic ….DISEASE and Possible  DEATH!!
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Balancing Demands….  
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Stress: "The Nonspecific response of the body to any demand"  
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Body's Biological Response ± ± release of stress hormones ± ± sweats - dry mouth ± hair stands on end
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Body's response to stress is limited to these physiological changes no matter what the stressful situation
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Stressors - stress producing factors Stress Response - the physiological & emotional changes
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depression  diabetes  hair loss  heart disease  hyperthyroidism  obesity  obsessive-compulsive or anxiety disorder  sexual dysfunction  tooth and gum disease  ulcers  cancer (possibly) Stress-Related Diseases
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What is stress? Stress is defined as “the  general and emotional  state that accompanies  stressful events.” There are many causes of  stress. No two people are alike. Either in how they  experience stress, or how  they respond to stress.
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Eustress - (coined by Dr. Hans Selye) Pleasant and beneficial The stimultion that helps the mind & body function properly Exercise Positive emotional response IN Fact….Two Terms for  STRESS and TWO TYPES of  STRESS….
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Eustress…. .  
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Eustress Distress
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Distress - unpleasant Negative effects rejection discrimination failure persecution loss ridicule apprehension pain helplessness
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Distress….   Fear  
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Distress….   Fear  
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Distress….   Conflict
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Eustress Physiological effects are the same. Distress Emotional component differs  
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The point is. .... Selye identifies the two kinds of stress. ..... The emotional component can have a profound effect on what is otherwise the same physiological function.
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How do you know when you are over-mobilizing?  
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Physical Signs…. . 1. Pounding heart 2. Trembling w/ nervous tics 3. Grinding of teeth 4. Dry mouth 5. Excessive perspiration 6. Gastrointestinal problems 7. Ache in neck or lower back 8. Migraine or tension headaches 9. Frequent colds or low grade infections 10. 11. Allergy or asthma attacks
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1) Irritability, hyper-excitedness, depression 2) Impulsiveness, aggressiveness, emotional instability 3) 4) Inability to concentrate, general disorientation 5) Weakness, dizziness, sense of unreality 6) Fatigue: loss of joy of living 7) Floating Anxiety (fear without an obvious reason) 8) Keyed up feeling 9) Jumpy-(easily startled by small sounds) 10) Nervous high-pitched laughter - (choked speech)  
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This note was uploaded on 12/08/2011 for the course HES 1 taught by Professor Dianeolin during the Fall '11 term at Riverside Community College.

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Stress - Stress Stress What is Stress How is Stress Related To Disease What Systems of the Body Are Involved in the Stress Response How Can We

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