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Transcript of STRESS
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Stress is a physical, mental, or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental tension. Stresses can be external (from the environment, psychological, or social situations) or internal (illness, or from a medical procedure)
The body's physical response
Poor eating habits
Using alcohol, cigarettes, drugs
Amygdala, responsible for emotional processing
Hypothalamus, command centre
Nervous System sends stress signal
Adrenal glands secrete stress hormones
Epinephrine (adrenaline) and cortisol
Inability to concentrate
Seeing only the negative
Anxious or racing thoughts
Freud-"Life is not easy "
ID : Internal biology -our neurological anxiety
EGO : "I" - reality
SUPEREGO : Society
When these make conflicting demands on the ego , we can feel overwhelmed-beginning of anxiety.To deal with these problems, Freud states that the ego uses defense mechanisms
What is stress?
Stress refers to a challenge to a persons capacity to adapt to inner and outer demands
What is a stressor? Situations and pressures that cause stress
- A persons perception and interpretation of a situation
Four Cognitive Factors
General perceptions of stressors
STRESS AND STRESSORS
Stress Management Strategies
Lack of sleep
Always on the go
Types of Stress
: A positive form of stress that helps us to perform.
: is a negative stress brought about by changes or alterations in an individuals life.
: is lack of stress, experience by people who are constantly bore.
: is the type of stress that comes when a person is forced to perform above their normal capacity.
Controls basic body functions
Reactions to stress
heart rate increase
senses become sharper
Inability to relax
No sense of humour
Lack of perspective
Lazarus transactional model