II. Effects of Stress
A. Physical Reaction
The following are the physical reaction to stress:
Increased heart rate
Shortness of breath
Hypertension of increased blood pressure
Hair loss or alopecia
B. Psychological Reaction
The following are the psychological reactions to stress:
Inability to concentrate
Loss of self-confidence
Feeling worried or anxious or apprehensive
Irritability or easily angered
Unfounded or baseless fears
Feeling of personal inadequacy
C. Behavioral Reaction
The following are the behavioral responses to stress:
Frequent use of drugs or medication
Drinking alcoholic beverages
Difficulty going to sleep
Diminished appetite to eat
Display of aggressive behavior
Hair pulling or nail biting
D. Mental Disorder
The following are the mental disorder that happens when you are stressed:
Anxiety Disorder- are a group of mental disorders characterized by feelings of anxiety and fear, where anxiety is a worry about future events and fear is a reaction to current events. These feelings may cause physical symptoms, such as a racing heart and shakiness. Conversion Disorder- causes patients to suffer from neurological symptoms, such as numbness, blindness, paralysis, or fits without a definable organic cause. It is thought that symptoms arise in response to stressful situations affecting a patient's mental health. Phobic Disorder- are the most common forms of psychiatric illness, surpassing the rates of mood disorders and substance abuse. Severity can range from mild and unobtrusive to severe and can result in incapacity to work, travel, or interact with others. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder- is an anxiety disordercharacterized by intrusive thoughts that produce uneasiness, apprehension, fear or worry (obsessions),...
...that we all experience is stress. Stress does not judge, it affects the rich, the poor, whites, blacks, male or female, children and adults. Some people may have higher stress levels depending on their livestyles.
Stress is the “wear and tear” our bodies experience as we adjust to our continually changing environment; it has physical and emotional effects on us and can create positive or negative feeling. As a positive influence, stress can help compel us to action that may result in a new awareness and an exciting new perspective. As a negative influence, it can result in feelings of distrust, rejection, anger and depression, which in turn can lead to health problems such as headaches, upset stomach rashes, insomnia, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke or depression. “Depression is among the leading causes of disability worldwide” World Health Organization. Depression is also the leading cause of suicides, “The second leading cause of death among college students is suicide” Hardy. Many times, however, stress can become chronic and may last for a week or more. This chronic condition often results from humans’ ability to project their thoughts into the future, such as when a person keeps a recurrent and stressful thought in his or her mind.
Stress may be considered as any physical, chemical, or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental tension...
...The road of pain caused by a Stress-related illness
73132:Psychology of Stress
Open Polytechnic Wellington
“The road of pain caused by a stress-related illness”, is the name of this final assignment. A detailed case study and treatment plan for Sera-jean who has a stress-related illness. I will endeavour to propose a treatment plan to help Sera-jean manage hypertension and type 1diabetes. There will be brief outlines of the techniques I have chosen, how it works and what benefits it will be to Sera-jean overall. There will also be two relaxation ideas for Sera-jean to utilise if she so wishes.
Sera-jean is aged thirty-four and is married with 3 children. She has quite a bubbly personality, easy going, diligent, hard- working, open, honest, sympathetic listener, knowledge able and a very sincere and caring person. Sera-jean and her husband had just bought a lifestyle property, so Sera-jean applied and was offered the position of lead operator in the new plant of Individual Quick Frozen cheese department. A great opportunity to be a part of a new concept in a global organisation, Sera-jean gladly signed up and became an important part of a good team, with the aspirations to want to learn and get a good start to a new concept with great opportunities.
After two years IQF had lost 30, 000 metric tonne of Pizza Hut and Dominoes orders, the plant was just...
Stress is the ‘wear and tear’ our bodies experience as we adjust to our continual changing environment; it has physical and emotional effects on us and it can create negative feelings. As a positive influence, stress can help compel us to action; result in a new awareness and an exciting new perspective. As a negative influence stress can result in feeling of distrust, rejection anger, and depression, which in turn can cause health problems such as headaches, upset stomach, rashes, insomnia, ulcers, high blood pressure, heart disease, and strokes, also hormonal changes. The long term effects of stress on one’s health are quite significant.
The American academy of family physicians has said that two thirds of visits to family doctors are stress related. Stress is more than just a nuisance or something that occasionally makes people feel nervous or anxious. Very stressful events have been associated with a dramatically increased risk of heart attack. Chronic, ongoing stress, even when it is not so dramatic, can affect one’s health in very significant ways. One common example of this is the effect of a very stressful job. Stress, however, is not always bad. Some stress is actually beneficial. Stress helps people when they need to grow, attain warning signs of increasing...
...I believe that stress is important, because I am a stressor myself. But there is much more to stress than I originally thought. Stress can actually kill you! It made me stop and think. In fact, stress is linked to the main causes of death in the world: heart disease, cancer, lung ailments, accidents, liver cirrhosis, and suicide. Stress is much more than I bargained for! In fact, there are many areas ofstress that I found, but I tried to stick with the ones that affected me most, which means the effects of stress (emotional, behavioral, mental and physical) the relationship between stress and OCD, student stress, teacher stress, and the neuroscience behind stress and learning.
But if there is one thing that I know about stress, it is that there can be some devastating effects. I myself have experienced loss of appetite, headaches, irritability and moodiness from stress. But there are a lot more symptoms, such as memory problems, pessimisticism, frequent colds, indigestion, lack of focus, lack of sleep, over eating or under eating.
One of the big tells of someone who is suffering from too much stress is withdrawal from the people that they know and care about. Withdrawal or being quite is something that many people experiencing stress...
... These factors come in many different forms, yet they all lay under one category, it is called stress. Stress can impact a person physically, emotionally and, may be reasonable for people’s actions out of the norm. Setting up a stress management plan is a good way to find out how to overcome this problem in our everyday lives. Stress can be addressed through finding out what type of stress it is, how it impacts our bodies, and how to deal with stress.
First of all stress can be managed just by finding out what type of stress is the cause. Stress causes our bodies to react to event that can be good or bad. According to Melinda Smith, M.A., Robert Segal, M.A., and Jeanne Segal, Ph.D. authors of the article on Understanding Stress, explains the course our bodies take during stress. Our bodies can kick into super hero mode and take us out of danger this is called “fight or flight”. Our bodies own defenses want to save our lives by confronting the problem or getting away. This can further lead on to cause conflict in our lives. One type of stress that causes this is Acute Stress. This type of stress is cause by a full force event. This can lead to after-effects reoccurring for one month.
A study was conducted by the Fourth Military Medical University, Xi’an, People’s...
...Checkpoint: Effect of Stress
University of Phoenix Axia College
Checkpoint: Effect of Stress
You are currently an associate at an advertising agency where you have worked for two years. You are pursuing a promotion to the position of advertising executive. While you have expected to put in extra hours and some added responsibility as part of earning the promotion, your boss has increased your workload significantly, including some projects which had been assigned to other associates. You have more deadlines than you think you can meet plus the creative pressure of creating new and innovative material for your campaigns.
1. What steps of general adaption syndrome will I experience?
I think that the first step of general adaption syndrome that I myself as well as other individuals would experience and face would be the fight of flight reaction. This is where our bodies would trigger an alarm that would tell your body to get ready to fight or run from the threatening stressor or some other form of danger.
2. What emotional and cognitive effects might this stressor produce?
The emotional and cognitive effects that might be produced by this type of stressor are as follows but not limited to: Anxiety, Anger, the feeling of worthlessness as well as depression. A cognitive effect might be something like this: This may cause...
...Effects of Stress
In emergency situations it is very important to demonstrate self-awareness when responding to emergencies. You should know who needs to be contacted such as, the US Department of Defenses, Center for Dieses Control, Health & Human Services, FEMA, and National Guard. It can be very stressful when responding to emergencies. One of the most important steps to remember is, protect yourself, look for any uncontaminated victims, separate containment and uncontaminated people, containment, isolations, and identify what it is: bacteria, viruses, fungi, toxins, chemical, ect.
Always remember you cognitive base skills, behavioral, and psychomotor skills “As a medical assistant you need to show good leadership and have the ability to guide and direct others with influence and authority. The medical assistant must assess the situation, quickly develop a plan of action, and keep everyone involved calm. The office policies and manual will guide all personnel as to how to handle an emergency. This book also includes procedures during an emergency; it outlines the steps to be followed when a crisis situation arises. It will specify everyone’s task, who should be notified or informed, and what paperwork is to be completed. Develop a person patient and employee safety plan and an environmental safety plan. Always comply with safety signs, symbols, labels, and directions. Discuss critical elements of an emergency...
...Scale. Together with some later variations, the SRRS has been the most widely used of all method for assessing life stress.
A study of life changes as a source of stress (Rahe et al. 1970)
Aim: To find out if scores on the Holmes and Rahe Social Readjustment Rating Scale correlated with the subsequent onset of illness.
Procedure: 2500 male American sailors were given the SRRS to asses how many life events they had experienced in the previous six months. The total score on the SRRS was recorded for each participant. Then, over the following six months whilst on tour of duty, detailed recordings were kept of each sailor’s health status. The recorded Life Change Scores were correlated with the sailor’s illness score.
Findings: There was a positive correlation of + 0.118 between Life Change Scores and illness scores. Although the positive correlation was small, it did indicate that there was a meaningful relationship between LCU’s and health. As LCU scores increased, so did the frequency of illness.
Conclusion: The researchers concluded that as LCUs were positively correlated with illness score, experiencing life events increases the chances of stress-related health breakdown. Since the correlation was not perfect, life events cannot be the only factor contributing to illness.
Evaluation: A correlation does not imply causality or the direction of any effect; depression or anxiety may not be caused by...