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Stress

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Pam Hovorka

on 28 August 2014

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Transcript of Stress

Stress
Distress:
Negative stressors
(distressors)
Eustress:
Positive stressors
(eustressors)
3 stages of stress:
Danger: All body systems are "g0" to either fight or flee away.
1. alarm:
It's how you perceive it.
Also known as "fight or flight"
normally due to an actual event
such as an accident. This is primary stress. Secondary stress may be appearing for an important examination.
signs and symptoms: Fast breathing with sweating and fast heart beat, which can lead to higher blood pressure and indigestion.
2.

Resistance:
When you do not get any relief from the 1st stage you slowly start feeling a reduction in your energy levels. However, you still want to keep fighting the danger.
Stage 3:
Exhaustion
You are now totally tired and drained of all energy.
You do not have the
desire or drive to do your work or live your life.
Leads to loss of mental
equilibrium and complications
such as high blood pressure,
ulcers and heart disease.
Rust out:
Not enough stress
Burn Out:
Too much stress
You need the right amount of stress to keep you going, to be productive.
Physical symptoms
Insomnia
Fatigue
overeating
loss of appetite
Dizziness
Psychological indications of
stress
Listlessness
Boredom
Depression
fear
avoidance
anger
Defense Mechanisms
Mental processes used to defend oneself from painful feelings and difficult problems
Defending yourself from your
innerself....short term
solution that may buy you
some time.
Fantasy:
Substitution of imagination
for reality.
Withdrawal:
keeping away from people or situations
you don't want to face.
Vacillation:
Projection:
Shifting blame to someone else
Rationalization:
Reasonable sounding but untrue explanation for something
to waiver back and forth between 2 choices
Repression:
forcing yourself to forget certain painful feelings or experiences.
Displacement:
Taking it out on the wrong person.
Identification:
to identify with another person or group.
Denial:
Refusal to see something the is obviously true.
Compensation:
Making up for a weakness by excelling in something else
Regression:
to revert back to immature behavior to express emotions.
Signs and Symptoms:
exhaustion, weariness, anxiousness, and being forgetful.
Because of this, you feel exasperated and impatient with trivial matters. You miss your sleep schedule and find your resistance breaking. Being weak you are an easy target for cold and flu.
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