Mental illness is promoted by the unequal chemical imbalance within the brain formulating unusual symptoms. “This sign is often fueled by an individual’s increased stress level. Because of the chemical imbalance that is accompanied by stress, other symptoms may surface, including headaches, fatigue or nausea” (“Chemical imbalances that cause anger”). This demonstrates, chemical imbalance is the leading factor that cause a person to behavior unusual because of the
When the blood clot is formed in other areas like coronary arteries it is often accompanied by chest pain and heart attack. Stimulants. This is a type of drug that increases alertness and physical abilities by increasing the heart rate, breathing rate and brain capabilities . It has a direct effect on the central nervous system, through this it can increase both the psychological and the physiological performance of an individual. They are mainly used to fight fatigue to suppress appetite so as to enable the athlete to exercise at an
The patient’s autonomic nervous system would react to the arrow attack by activating the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system. The brain sends a stress signal throughout the body and the hypothalamus activates the sympathetic nervous system by sending signals through the autonomic nerves to the adrenal glands. These glands respond by pumping the hormone epinephrine, also known as adrenaline into the blood. Epinephrine starts to go throughout the body, the heart starts to beat faster-pushing blood to the muscles, heart, and other organs. Your pulse and blood pressure go up, and you will start to breathe more rapidly.
The aim of the paper is to discuss stress, explain different types of stressors, and describe physiological responses to stress and illness related to stress and at the same time explaining the different stress management techniques. Stress has been defined as a stimulus, a response or the result of an interaction between the two, with the interaction described in terms of some imbalance between the persons and the environment (Copper, 2001). Copper indicates the signs of being too much stressed are: feeling exhausted, being sick from time to time, being absent minded, chronic headaches and being over emotionally, irritability, mental fatigue and self-neglect. Copper categorizes the stress into three groups: acute stress, episode acute stress and chronic stress. Acute stress this is a brief stress caused by the demands and
In the human body, exercise can be a source profound physiological changes. In particular, its impacts the release of fundamental hormones in the body. The adrenal glands is the body 's main site of steroid hormone release and it responds to increased physical activity through the release of hormones such as cortisol and aldosterone. (Buono & Yeager, 1991) Aldosterone is an essential hormone used by the body to maintain sodium and fluid balance. It exerts it effects by increasing sodium re-absorption and potassium secretion in the kidneys and in turn this also increases water resorption.
In Civilization and its Discontents, Freud states the two ways that the body can bring unhappiness. The first is the physical aspect, in that the body is “doomed to decay and dissolution and which cannot even do without pain and anxiety as warning signals” (Freud 44). As Freud says, the body is always dying once someone is born. The reason why it may look like the body is not dying is because the body is constantly replacing the dead cells. Freud also states that the body is capable of feeling pain and experiencing emotions.
The stigma of mental illness has the effect of that of a double edged sword. One edge is the public, led by misunderstanding and fear, which influences how they will interact and support people with mental illness. The second edge cuts into the mindsets of the mentally ill themselves, as they deal with living in a stigma saturated culture; this influences how they experience their physiological distress and also whether they decide to seek treatment. The attitudes that are cultivated through public misconception create a negative impact upon mental illness. The World Health Organization defines mental health as, “a state of well-being in which every individual realizes their own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work
If a person?s negative body image becomes severe it can lead to BDD (Body Dysmorphic Disorder). It is a serious condition where one becomes obsessed with imaginary defects of their appearance. The side effects of BDD include; depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts. They become depressed since they do not feel the way they intend to. Depression can make one physically sick.
2008), panic disorder (Abelson et al… 2007), and post-traumatic stress disorder or widely known as PTSD (Meewisse et al... 2007). Beyond that, Stress can cause an alteration of action which causes an increase in aggression, exposing the people around the host to act violently upon the exposed victims. As stated by W. van Lankveld, G. N盲ring, C. van der Staak, P. van't Pad Bosch and L. van de Putte “Pain, limitation and dependence were rated as the most
Earlier, the stressors were classified as physical stress and psychological stress. Scientist and researchers have now proposed that the stressors can be divided into 2 more types, namely absolute and relative stressors. An absolute stressor is the one which is interpreted by everyone as a stressful event (like events of natural disaster or terrorism). The relative stressor is that, only those who are exposed to those type of stressors would interpret it to be stressful (like time pressure during work, pressure of taking up an exam). (Centre for Studies on Human Stress,
Stress can be broken down into two categories, external stress and internal stress. External stress is anything from an outside source that causes you pain or discomfort (Lamberton and Minor, 2014). Examples of external stress are, the behavior of others, poor health and major life changes such as, bringing home a new baby. Internal stress can come from poor social skills or our self- talk, how we perceive others, suspicious or overanalyzing. The effects of stress are not only the emotional and psychological effects but, can also have negative physical effects.