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STRESS

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Carlota Santamaria

on 25 September 2013

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Transcript of STRESS

THE INFLUENCE OF MIND OVER BODY
STRESS
An emotional or physical reaction to demanding events or stimuli.
Stressor
An event or stimulus that causes stress.
HANS SEYLE
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Resistance:
the organism tries to adapt to the stressful stimules or to escape from it.
GAS in humans
A particular stimule will be stressful depending on the person's subjective appraisal of it.
The specific stress reaction of a person is likely to vary widely; some stressful situations give rise to emotions of fear, some to anger, some to helplessness and depression.
Effects of stress
Collocations
Verbs
- suffer from stress
- cause stress
- cope/deal with stress
- reduce/ relieve stress
Phrases
- be under stress
- a cause of stress
Many sorts of events can be stressors from natural disasters to major life events such as divorce or the loss of a job and daily hassles such as having to wait in line at the supermarket or waiting for the bus.
General adaptation syndrome
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Alarm reaction:
when the person or animal first becomes aware of stressor.
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Exhaustion
: if the organism fails to adapt to continuing stress it enters a state of collapse.
Managing stress
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