Essay Unit 2 Assignment: Diagnostic Writer's Response

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Unit 2 Assignment: Diagnostic Writer’s Response Whether it is a little or a lot, everyone experiences stress at some point. Stress does not always have a negative effect, most of the time the effects can be positive. On the other hand stress is associated with the development of most major mental health problems such as depression, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and pathological aging (Marin, 2011). It has also been linked to all leading physical causes of death such as heart disease, cancer and stroke (Cohen, Janicki-Deverts, & Miller, 2007). There are many careers that are very stressful and one which regularly tops the list of most stressful careers is being an enlisted service member. Stress management programs are crucial in helping Soldiers cope with stress because of the long term measure they are experiencing. Frequent and long deployments, immediate danger and fast paced, high workload environments all contribute to the high rate of suicides among service members. Stress is both directly and indirectly linked to a host of mental and physical problems. It is described as a feeling experienced when individuals perceive that they cannot…show more content…
Often called the fight or flight reflex, stress has been known to save people’s lives, whether it be on a battlefield or some dangerous situation back home. Too much stress ultimately leads to health problems, but too little stress isn’t good for us either. When we go too long without a sharp stimulating response, the body loses its ability to handle stress properly (Tom Scheve, 2009). Somewhere between too much, and too little stress can actually be good for you, helping you perform under pressure. It is when someone cannot turn off that fight or flight feeling that it begins to show its negative effects. Ranging from lack of concentration and sleeplessness to depression, PTSD and suicide, prolonged exposure to stress can be

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