01_31_08 - Acute Stress- Short term, sudden, intense,...

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Notes CH. 1 Stress in today’s world Stress in a demand made on the adaptive capacities of the mind and body. Yerkes-Dodson Principle- to a certain point, stress is healthy, useful and beneficial. However the opposite is also true. Stressor- any event perceived as a threat that causes adaptation or the initiation of a stress response. Eustress- positive, desirable stress that motivates and inspires. Distress- Negative effects of stress that can drain energy
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Unformatted text preview: Acute Stress- Short term, sudden, intense, disappears quickly Episodic acute stress- repeated bouts of acute stress, extended over arousal Chronic Stress- Long term stress, unrelenting demands and pressures, lasts an interminable time. A stressor is the stimulus and stress is the response. Holistic Health encompasses physical, intellectual, spiritual, social, and emotional dimensions. The Holistically Healthy person is complete and balanced....
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course HLTH 285 taught by Professor Manning during the Fall '07 term at Maryland.

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