Stress Med Psych

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  1. Stress
    Response to circumstances that challenge us to adapt and change
  2. Types of stressors
    • Physical stressors - systemic
    • Psychological stressors - neurogenic
  3. HPA Axis
    • Hypothalamus
    • Pituitary
    • Adrenal cortex

    Preserve homeostasis - physical stress response
  4. Types of psychological responses
    • Cognitive responses (attention, performance)
    • Emotional (depression, irritability)
    • Behavioral responses (performance, behavior)
  5. Variability in stress
    • Gender, age
    • Control of situation
    • Predictability
    • Vulnerability
    • Length (acute, repeated acute, chronic)
  6. Yerkes-Dodson Principle
    • As stress increases, so does performance
    • When stress exceeds one's coping ability, performance decreases
  7. Consequences of long term stress
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Muscle aches
    • Hypertension
    • Withdrawal
  8. Resiliance
    ability to sustain adaptive functioning in the face of stress/adversity

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Stress Med Psych
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2011-04-27 03:47:20
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