Advantages And Disadvantages Of Stress Management

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Modern life is full of frustrations, deadlines and demands. Many people think that stress is bad for our health; however, stress within your comfort zone can help you perform under pressure, motivate you to do your best and even keep you safe when danger looms. But, if stress becomes massive, it can cause many problems of health, mood and quality of life. Stress is the nonspecific response of the body to any demand placed upon it. It is the body's way to protect itself from danger, but in the same time, it is the major cause of damage of the mind and body beyond the comfort zone, so it is very important to understand and study in details the drawbacks of stress which depend on its categories, signs and symptoms and the ways to manage it.…show more content…
First type of stress is the acute stress which is the most common form of stress. It is a type that occurs between 2 days and 4 weeks, and begins within 4 weeks of a traumatic event. It is the most likely appropriate diagnosis for people with significant weakness and distress which is known as the negative stress that follows an exposure to a trauma in the wilderness. Acute stress's symptoms are the emotional distress which includes anger and depression, the stomach problems such as acid stomach and diarrhea. These symptoms are regarded to be an antecedent to chronic stress; however, researches have shown that they are less dangerous than other symptoms (Kassam-Adams & Winston, 2004; Meiser-Stedman, Yule, Smith, Glucksman, & Dalgleish, 2005). Another type of stress is the Chronic stress; it is defined as ongoing demands that threaten to exceed the resources of an individual in areas of life such as family, marriage, parenting, work, health, housing and finances, and often ensuing from very low income, role strains, or their combination.…show more content…
However, it is important to differentiate between psychological and physical effects. There are several schemes for classifying stressors, some are physical stressors, and some are psychological, and those stressors are the main source of the symptoms and signs that affect our life. First, physical symptoms of stress are dermatologic symptoms like skin disorders and itching, and musculoskeletal symptoms like back pain, pain in the arms and legs and joints and the muscles in general, and loss of sex drive. These symptoms are the result of exhaustion of the body and mind, for when you are under stress, your muscles do not have time to relax, which can lead to headaches and pain in the body because of tight muscles. The loss of sex drive is not something rare or unpredictable when you are under chronic stress. Second, emotional and behavioral symptoms are the consequences of experiencing the fight or flight stress continually. R. Jay Turner and his colleagues have pioneered in measuring stressors more comprehensively and in reassessing the effects of cumulative stressors on mental health outcomes, including depressive symptoms, major depressive disorder, substance abuse, and alcohol dependence (Turner 2003; Turner and Avison 2003; Turner and Lloyd 1999; Turner et al. 1995; Wheaton 1999). R. Jay Turner who studied the measures of cumulative stress burden like events, strains, and lifetime traumas taken together, explained 25 to 40

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