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Chapter 11 PSYC 1300


Cindy Sledge

on 27 November 2012

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Transcript of Chapter 11 PSYC 1300

Grade Point Average
Anxiety & Depression
Driving Ability
Life Satisfaction Sleep Deprivation Can Affect: Sleep: Are You a Night Owl? © 2013 Wadsworth, Cengage Learning Physical exercise helps reinforce existing connections between neurons Exercise makes you feel more vigorous, less tired, and less stressed Regular exercise helps regulate sleeping patterns Twenty minutes of exercise can help to calm you for as long as twenty four hours Exercise: Don’t Be a Couch Potato © 2013 Wadsworth, Cengage Learning Sometimes new students eat too little or too much in college.

29 percent didn’t exercise

70 percent didn’t eat five servings
of fruits and veggies daily

50 percent ate high-fat fast food
at least three times a week

70 percent gained weight
by the end of the year Nutrition: Feast or Famine 1. Change the situation.
2. Change your reaction.
3. Keep up.
4. Improve your problem-solving skills.
5. Work with an expert. STRESS What to do about it? Homesickness
Meeting New People
Academic Load
Academic Challenge
Eating and Sleeping Habits Stress
Ways to find inner peace:

Slow down and free up your mind Spiritual Health
Four out of five first-year students are interested in spirituality.
Nearly three-fourths report feeling a sense of connection with a higher power.
Over half of first-year students report questioning their religious beliefs.
Half of students disagree with their families on religious matters. Spiritual Health Anxiety
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Panic Disorder
Phobias Mental Health Mental Illness
…is a diagnosable mental, behavioral, or emotional disorder
that interferes with one or more major activities in life…such as:

working Mental health issues are increasing among young adults although
fewer than 25 percent of college-aged students seek treatment. Mental Health Acute Medical Problems
Urgent – and important!

Chronic Medical Problems
Somewhat less urgent, but very important.

Infectious Diseases
An ounce of prevention…
STD’s Physical Health "Health is worth more than learning." ~Thomas Jefferson Depression
Sadness, anxiety, or feelings of emptiness
Loss of interest in enjoyable activities
Changes in sleep patterns
Feeling worthless, guilty, hopeless Mental Health Physical Health Seek medical attention if you have any of these symptoms:
Fever of 102.5 degrees or higher
Headache with a stiff neck
Unexplained, significant weight loss
Sudden vomiting
Difficulty swallowing
Blood that is vomited or coughed up
Alternating diarrhea and constipation
Pain or blood with urination
A lump or thickening in the breast
Unusual discharge from your genitals
Change in your menstrual cycle
Lasting pain in your abdomen
Persistent cough, chest pain, or trouble breathing      Students tend to drink more if they believe their friends also drink
excessively and do not disapprove. Excessive drinking in college may put students at greater risk of alcohol
dependence later in life. Approximately 1,825 college students between 18 and 24 years of age
die each year from alcohol-related unintentional injuries. Adolescents may be more vulnerable to brain damage from excessive
drinking than older adults. Alcohol and Drugs:
The “Party Hardy” Syndrome College students spend $5.5 billion on alcohol per year, more than they spend on
coffee, tea, juice, soda, milk, and textbooks combined. © 2013 Wadsworth, Cengage Learning Working Towards Wellness
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