Unit 2 : Understanding stress Section 2.1: The symptoms and causes of stress 1, Define the term “stress”. Stress – is a sign of excessive overload and a negative response to pressure caused by demands from someone’s aspect of life/lifestyle (work place, relationships, personal problems, health or financial pressure).It Effects the mind, body or both leaving people feeling exhausted. Left untreated for a long time can cause deep depression or anxiety disorders. 2, Describe how stress can affect an individual. In other words, describe some of the symptoms of stress.
With an increase in plasma osmolarity our body is told to release ADH. ADH is also stimulated when Blood pressure falls. When our BP is low, our body’s fluid volume is also low, and ADH release responds to this to help our body get more fluid back into itself, to help increase BP or homeostasis. Without ADH our bodies let go of very dilute urine because it controls osmolarity by controlling
Stress comes from any situation in which we feel frustrated, angry or anxious. Anxiety, on the other hand, comes from apprehension or fear. Stress and Anxiety, in a nutshell, stem from our bodies reaction to fear or change. Those who suffer from stress can understand their condition and find resolution in the mediums of therapy or changing certain aspects to their daily lives. Anxiety on the other hand is not something that can be treated easily as there is the potential to have larger psychological or physicals reasons for its manifestation.
Long-term stress can even rewire the brain, leaving you more vulnerable to anxiety and depression.” (Segal,Jaffe-Gill,Smith 1) Why are we stressed? Individually, we all have different reasons as to why we are stressed. Mostly it depends on how you
The hippocampus on the other side is responsible for the production of corticosteroids (chemicals that produce physiological responses to stimuli). How the mind creates memories is controlled by the hippocampus. So as to work efficiently, the amygdala and the hippocampus rely on each other greatly. The amygdala regulates the responses to stimuli and the hippocampus uses these responses in the formation of both short-term and long-term memories. Damage to the amygdala or hippocampus causes loss of emotions and memory respectively.
The stress response is experienced when you feel like you’re encountering a threat and don’t know how to deal with it. The stressor is the ‘threat’ that causes stress, e.g. exams, death of a loved one, losing your job, divorce. If you do suffer with stress, you’ll have an increase in heart rate, increase in breathing and also you don’t feel hungry. The immune system is a collection of billions of cells that travel through the bloodstream; there are B cells and T cells.
Outline and evaluate research into Stress and the Immune System Stress is the feeling of being under too much mental or emotional pressure, and is experienced when a person's perceived environmental, social, and physical demands exceed their perceived ability to cope. Stress itself is not an illness but can cause an illness if not tackled. By being stressed, it leads to an increase in cortisol (a hormone produced by the adrenal gland), and this increase in cortisol leads to a decrease in immune system functioning, which therefore leads to several illnesses. The main function of the immune system is to protect the body from infectious agents such as viruses and other toxins. In support of this theory, a natural experiment was carried out by Kiecolt Glasser et al in 1984.
Traumatized In J.D. Salinger novel The Catcher in the Rye the protagonist Holden has induced trauma and has trouble overcoming it. A trauma is a psychologically distressing event that is outside the range of usual human experience, that can’t be overcome for an extended time or for life. As Lance Viceroy tells in her book trauma and survival,” traumatic experience can produce a sometimes indelible effect on the human psyche that can change the nature of an individual’s memory, self-recognition, and relational life.” Holden’s obsession with past reviles his trauma the fact that he cannot deal with that things change overtime. He hates the idea that Jane would've taken her kings out of the back row.
If a blood vessels bursts this is called a stroke. The blood becomes sticky because the amount of sugar and fats that have been released into the blood to try and respond. Stress can be linked with many problems such as eczema, depression and stomach. There are different ways to manage stress and this can be from medication to exercise. The human body is designed to know when stress is used and is effecting the body and your body should know how and when to react to it.
Stress Busters-Are you stressed? Stress is the way our bodies and minds react to something which upsets our normal balance in life. An example of stress is the response we feel when we are frightened or threatened. During stressful events, our adrenal glands release adrenaline, a hormone which activates our body's defense mechanisms causing our hearts to pound, blood pressure to rise, muscles to tense, and the pupils of our eyes to dilate. A principal indication of increased stress is an escalation in your pulse rate; however, a normal pulse rate doesn't necessarily mean you aren't stressed.