stress and health

stress and health - floods. Significant Life Changes:...

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Stress and Health
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Stress Appraisal Stress  is the  process  by which we perceive and  respond to events that we appraise as  threatening or challenging.
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Stress and Illness Stress can be adaptive – in a  dangerous situation it  mobilizes our physical  resources to escape harm.  Prolonged increases risk of  illness and health problems.
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The Stress Response System
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General Adaptation Syndrome
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Poverty, Stress and Health Chronic noise exposure Kids in high noise neighborhoods are more distractible,  have higher blood pressure and more learning problems Poverty, powerlessness and low status Lack of good food and health care Constant environmental stress Crime Discrimination Poor housing Fewer community services Emotional stressors—fear, anxiety and anger
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Stressful Life Events Catastrophic Events:  earthquakes, combat stress, 
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Unformatted text preview: floods. Significant Life Changes: Death, marriage, divorce, new baby, loss of job, promotion. Daily hassles: Rush hour traffic, long lines, job stress. Stress and the Heart Coronary Heart Disease : clogging of arteries that feed heart Stress increases blood pressure and cholesterol Stress and health Gum disease and heart attacks?? Stress triggers inflammation response Adaptive in fighting infection Stress & Illness Psychophysical illness any stress-related physical illness hypertension headache Stress and the immune system Wounds heal slower. Increased chance of getting sick. The longer the stress the greater the risks Stress inhibits the immune system! Multiple effects of Stress...
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This note was uploaded on 12/21/2011 for the course PSYCH 102 taught by Professor Jared during the Spring '07 term at Rutgers.

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