Psychological and Psychophysiological Stress Disorders

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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. - Re-experiencing a traumatic event, avoiding activities that remind a person of a traumatic experience, the feeling of detachment from people or things they used to find interesting and finally, increased arousal and anxiety. 2. What life events are most likely to trigger a stress disorder? - War, Rape, natural disasters and maybe anything life changing. 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? - Personality, biology and genetics, childhood experiences, social support and the seriousness of traumas. 4. What are the four stages in meeting the psychological needs of disaster victims?
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Unformatted text preview: - educate them about their symptoms and normalize the person’s response to the disaster, encourage sharing of feelings, educate them in self-help skills and provide referrals for long-term treatment. 5. What is the link between personality styles and heart disease?- The link is that men with heart disease tend to have the same personality styles. 6. List and briefly describe four psychological treatments for physical disorders.-Relaxation training to teach people to relax their muscles and reduce anxiety. Biofeedback which is the readings of a person’s involuntary body activities. Meditation concentrating inward, changing the state of consiousness. Hypnosis being lead to a sleeplike state with directions to experiences in a dream state of things you cant remember. PSY 270...
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