Health and Stress

  1. Stress
    The physiological and psychological response to a condition that threatens tor challenges a person and requires some from of adaptation or adjustment.
  2. Fight or flight response
    A response to stress in which the sympathetic nervous system and the the endocrine glands prepare the body to fight or flee.
  3. Stressor
    Any stimulus or event capable of producing physical or emotional stress.
  4. Social Readjustment Rating Scale (SRRS)
    Holmes and Rahe's measure of stress, which ranks 43 life events from most to least stressful and assigns a point value to each.
  5. Hassles
    Little stressors, including the irritating demands that can occur daily, that may cause more stress than major life changes do.
  6. Uplifts
    The positive experiences in life, which may neutralize the effects of may hassles.
  7. Approach-approach conflict
    A conflict arising from having to choose between equally desirable alternatives.
  8. Avoidance-avoidance conflict
    A conflict arising from having to choose between equally desirable alternatives.
  9. Approach-avoidance conflict
    A conflict arising when the same choice has both desirable undesirable features.
  10. Burnout
    Lack of energy, exhaustion, and pessimism that results from chronic stress.
  11. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
    A prolonged and severe stress reaction to a catastrophic even or to severe, chronic stress.
  12. General Adaptation Syndrome (GAS)
    The predictable sequence of reactions (alarm, resistance, and  exhaustion stage) that organisms who in repose to stressors.
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Health and Stress
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Health and Stress
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