Vulnerability to stressor varies from person to person Modifiers change made

Vulnerability to stressor varies from person to

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Vulnerability to stressor varies from person to person Modifiers: change made Buffer from a blow of a stressor Coping Vulnerability to stressors and resilience Resources Internal: Defense Mechanisms Self mastery: say to yourself "I got this" self esteem External: Social Supports Need recognition and value that we matter to people People use drugs/alcohol as coping/support but eventually becomes outcome: stress Get social supports through: Perceived: Knowing it’s in our mind/heart Outcome Stress is an outcome, some kind of discomfort Stress comes from physiology world But something happened in environment: stressor Predictors: Vulnerability Loses job: Mary more vulnerable with family, john is a bachelor Resilience But Mary has financial support/resources from family but John doesn't Need to know both vulnerability and resilience Stressors can multiply --> one leading to another( stress proliferation)
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Articles in Voices from the Inside: Major challenges to dealing with their disorders PG. 16-24 David Karp: depression, age 55 - no sleep, feeling alone, chest pain, heaviness in eyes, feeling separated behind a glass wall, can’t focus - fought it for years on his own before seeking help - thinking that your depression would go away after years of serious stress - obligation to take drugs - tried first medication & went to disneyworld and was super sad - some medications make you feel worse than before - Not just mental misery, but physical component as well. - Medical model of depression 24-32 Kay Jamison: manic-depression (wouldnt this be Bipolar?) - did clinical work - Found wasn’t sleeping and was showing signs of mania (although she didn’t know it) - had mood swings years prior - went to garden party which seemed one way to her but seemed “slutty” from others perspective,manic episode - 30 copies of a poem during manic spree - went on a huge manic buying spree- like 30k - took lithium (for bipolar)... 62-71 Caroline Knapp: Denial and addiction | Alcoholism - Huge alcoholic - Lost her money and possessions frequently when drunk - Only had alcoholic friends because “birds of a feather flock together” - denial about drinking and driving - drink because you make it available - Used rationalization as a defense mechanism - ruined relationships because of all the drunk slander and secret telling 125-137 Prozac diary Lauren Slater: OCD - Prozac has selectivity on serotonin system (SSRI’s is the category of the drug prozac)
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- “It was as though i had been visited by a blind piano tuner who crept into my apartment at night,who tweaked the ivory bones of my body...fuller sound sprang out” - feeling of normalcy when you haven't felt normal all your life feels like being high on “life” - but it felt like the old you is missing,that part of you with creativity - her ocd made her “afraid of getting fat” - prozac empties her out leaving her to be filled again, but in a bad way - people hurry to find a cure for mental illness in the brain's chemicals -
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