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STRESS AND HEALTH Module 43
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Stress and Health Stress and Illness Stress and the Heart Stress and Susceptibility to Disease
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Stress and Health Psychological states cause physical illness.   Stress  is  any circumstance (real or perceived) that threatens a  person’s well-being. When we feel severe stress, our ability to cope with it is  impaired. L e S t o n / C r b i s
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Stress and Health  Stress can be  adaptive . In a fearful or stress-  causing situation, we can run away and save our lives.   Stress can be  maladaptive . If it is prolonged  (chronic stress), it increases our risk of illness and  health problems.
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Stress and Stressors  Stress is a slippery concept. At times it is the  stimulus  (missing an appointment) and at other times  it is a  response  (sweating while taking a test).
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Stress and Stressors Stress is not merely a stimulus or a response. It is a  process by which we  appraise  and  cope  with  environmental threats and challenges. When short-lived or taken as a challenge, stressors may have  positive effects. However, if stress is threatening or prolonged,  it can be harmful. B o b D a e m r i c h / T I g W k s
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The Stress Response System  Cannon proposed that the stress  response was a fight-or-flight  response marked by the outpouring  of  epinephrine  (adrenaline) and  norepinephrine  from the  inner  adrenal glands, increasing heart  and respiration rates, mobilizing  sugar and fat, and dulling pain.   Fight or Flight
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General Adaptation Syndrome According to Selye, a stress response to any kind of stimulation is similar. The stressed individual goes through  three  phases.
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2012 for the course PYSC 2000 taught by Professor Munson during the Fall '10 term at LSU.

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