A situation/ event that triggers physical and emotional reaction
Stress triggered by a pleasant stressor
Examples of eustress:
First date, wedding
Stress triggered by an unpleasant stressor
Examples of distress
Taking a test, family member death
What is the name for the three stages of depression?
General Adaptation Syndrome
Alarm: Fight or flight
What does the term "fight or flight" mean?
When in a specific situation, your body gives you the ability to either fight the issue or avoid it.
Stage 1 Characteristics
Adrenalin is released
Body is prone to injury/disease
Headaches, indigestion, anxiety
Stage 2 Characteristics
Body begins to cope with the added stress
Uses much energy to maintain "normal" functioning
Stage 3 Characteristics
Mental and physical
Once stressor is removed