Stress can lead the body to cognitive behaviors emotional and social behavioral

Stress can lead the body to cognitive behaviors

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Stress can lead the body to cognitive behaviors, emotional and social behavioral changes. Cognitive responses are said to be the thoughts that come while someone is listening to another talk(IGI Global dictionary). It may include anxiety, being pessimistic, poor
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concentration, constant worrying, and poor judgment. From the excerpt, Sue is adversely affected cognitively because she is slow at making decisions, making poor decisions and lacking concentration. She cannot attend to all her duties as before. Sue is also constantly worrying about her son not to make a mistake she did to her daughter, a feeling which the father, Tom feels, is overprotecting him. “A physiological response is a response that automatically triggers a physical response to a stimulus.” ( Lisa, (2019)). May include such things as pains and aches, dizziness and nausea, colds, low sex drive, among others. It can also affect the mental ability of an individual leading to an experience of extreme sadness, enormously worrying, feeling angered and having thoughts to commit suicide. (Smith and Segal (2013)) “A behavioral response includes such activities that the body does to try to balance between its inner and outer environment.” ( ) Sue is seeing resigning from her work in order to have more time for her son, neglecting or Procrastinating responsibilities and also she is nervous of what may happen to her son after loss of Jill. “Social responses vary from culture, religion, social values, and attitudes. It can lead to poor interaction with members of society”. It is clear that Sue and Tom faced this with much complicated since they had a limited number of friends. It can lead to violence. Grief is defined as reaction to loss of something valued to the victim, which may include the death of someone you loved or who was very close to you. (WebMD, 2018). Elizabeth Kubler-Rosshas described griefing to occur at five stages. I. Denial – which is usually the first stage of grief immediately after getting the heartbreaking news where you consider everything meaningless. It is manifested through shock and disbelief. It is witnessed by shocks (Ross and Kessler, 2005). The phase helps to ensure survive of the oppressed. II. Anger – at this stage, one starts to doubt himself and feeling guilty. Maybe he or she could have done something to prevent the loss. III. Bargaining – it is at this stage that we feel going back to the moments as before. Someone temporarily makes peace with the situation. In death, this period is experienced during the date of burial. IV. Depression: It is a reasonable and appropriate response. It indicates that you are healing from the event. Depression is divided into two more: sadness and regret ( Axelrod, J. (2019)) V. Acceptance: The notion of recognition should not be confused about saying, “ok.” It all entails accepting that you lost and cannot be reversed.
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