Longperiods of stress can cause other serious

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Unformatted text preview: ere are many symptoms like, headaches, tension in the neck, forehead, and shoulder muscles. Long periods of stress can cause other serious symptoms like digestive problems, ulcers, insomnia (sleeplessness), fatigue, high blood pressure, nervousness, excessive sweating, heart ailments, strokes and hair loss as well. Emotional – These responses are due to stress affecting the mind and include, anxiety, anger, depression, irritability, frustration, over­reaction to everyday problems, memory loss and a lack of concentration for any task. Anxiety is exhibited as a response to loss, failure, danger or a fear of the unknown. Anger is a response to frustration or social stress and can become a danger to other individuals, if not kept in check. Depression is frequently seen as an emotional response to upsetting situations, such as, the death of a loved one, illness and failure. Sikkim Manipal University 177 Stress Management Unit 13 Psychological – Long­term stress can cause psychological problems in some individuals. Symptoms may include social isolation, phobias, compulsive behaviors, eating disorders and night terrors. Stress may be classified into two types: positive stress (Eustress) and negative stress (Distress). Moderate and manageable levels of stress for a reasonable period of time can be handled by the body through mobilization of resources and is accompanied by positive emotions, such as, enjoyment, satisfaction, excitement and so on. This beneficial element in stress has been defined by Selye (1974) as Eustress (EU­ meaning – good). However, an overload of stress resulting from a situation of either over arousal or under arousal for long periods of time causes the following: first an unpleasant feeling, followed by physical damage, fatigue and in extreme cases, even death of an individual. This has been termed by Selye as distress (dys­ meaning – bad). Self Assessment Questions 1 1. Insomnia is __________. 2. Positive stress is called ________. 3. Negative stress is called ___________. 13.3 Potential Sources Of Stress W hile environmental factors are forces outside the organization, which may act as po...
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This note was uploaded on 03/01/2014 for the course MBA mba taught by Professor Smu during the Fall '10 term at Manipal University.

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