Research Paper On Stress

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Zein EL Chammah 13/11/2014

PSYCHOLOGY OF ADJUSTMENT
POSITION PAPER 1:
Your relationship with Stress: when does it hit you, how do you experience it, what changes are needed?
 What did you learn about stress and how does it fit with you experience of it:

Stress is a bodily response caused by an external or internal stimulus. It is a consequence of good and/or bad experiences. For some, the stress is an engine that allows you to surpass yourself. For others, it is a real enemy which oppresses, prevents and handicappes you ... at the risk of transforming itself into a burnout or even lead to a pathology such as a psychosomatic disorder. Psychosomatic illnesses are characterized by physical symptoms that affect the body or the physiological system and which is primarily caused by emotional distress. This illness is the echo of a State of anguish and moral distress. Clearly, a psychological blow (death, divorce, separation, accident, loss of employment,...) is able to collapse our natural defenses. From a biological stand point, when stress occurs your body releases chemicals into the blood. The following chemicals are stress hormones called cortisol and adrenaline. ' 'Adrenaline increases your heart rate, elevates your blood pressure and boosts energy supplies. Cortisol, the primary stress hormone, increases sugars ie:glucose in the bloodstream, enhances

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