Essay On Lack Of Resilience

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To what extent could lack of resilience in young adults impact on their social life? What is resilience? Resilience is interpreted as an individual’s ability to successfully bounce back and move forward from very adverse situations, traumas or stresses, which can be because of family or relationship problems, health problems, school worries, financial worries, workplace problems, accommodation problems, repatriation, seeking asylum, or war, among many other causes. Resilience is not rare, extraordinary or trait, it is a process involves behaviours, thoughts and action that can be developed and learned. Resilient people are not free from negative thoughts and emotions, and they are not constantly optimistic in all situations. However, they have…show more content…
The sympathetic nervous system (SNS) and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical (HPA) system are broadly involved in stress response and resilience. (Ozbay et al., 2007) When SNS responds to stress it constricts blood vessels, increases blood pressure and heart rate, and decelerates digestion. When it is intensely activated, Neuropeptide Y (NPY) and Galanin are released with Norepinephrine in order to maintain SNS activity within an optimal activation range. According to Ozbay (2007) highly resilient special operations soldiers lean to have high levels of NPY which is due to high intensity military training. (Morgan, 2000) Stress affects the Musculoskeletal System, it causes the muscles to tense up. When they are rigid and tense for a long time it may cause other reactions of the body or even promote disorders related to stress. Stress affects the Respiratory System, it makes breathing harder, and is a serious problem for those who have asthma or lung diseases such as emphysema. Stress can also cause hyperventilation or trigger an asthma attack, where the airway between the nose and the lungs is constricted. (Tovian et al.,

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