Eliot and Eisdorfer (1982) and Meichenbaum (1993) classify stressful events as an event that is time limited and not chronic, events that trigger a series of stressful reactions, chronic and intermittent, and chronic and continual events. Give one example of each type of event.
- Time limited and not chronic – medical biopsy, surgery
- Trigger a series of stressful reactions – divorce, death of loved one
- Chronic and intermittent – athletic competitions, military combat
- Chronic and continual – Chronic medical or mental illness, marital conflict
- Chapter 14, pg. 428