PPM (Physiological, Psychological and Medical) Aspects of Stress
Stress is a natural phenomenon of living.
Stress reaction is the body's normal response to anything that disturbs its natural physical, emotional, or mental balance.
Stress that is not controlled and that continues for a long period of time can seriously compromise health.
Stressors in humans include physical stressors, emotional and mental stressors.
The general adaptation syndrome represents a three-stage reaction to stress.
Both negative and positive stressors can lead to stress.
Some common stressors include
* sensory input, such as pain, bright light;
* environmental issues, such as a lack of control over environmental circumstances, food, housing, health, freedom, or mobility;
* social issues, such as struggles with difficult individuals and social defeat, relationship conflicts, deception, break ups;
* major events, such as birth, deaths, marriage, and divorce;
* life experiences, such as poverty, unemployment;
* depression, obsessive compulsive disorder;
* heavy drinking;
* adverse experiences during development, such as prenatal exposure to maternal stress, poor attachment histories, sexual abuse;
* insufficient sleep;
* exams, project deadlines, and group projects;
* profound psychological and emotional trauma, or/and
* any actual physical harm.
Stress is a biological term for the consequences of the failure of a human (or animal) to respond appropriately to emotional or physical threats to the organism, whether actual or imagined.
It includes a state of alarm and adrenaline production, short-term resistance as a coping mechanism, and exhaustion.
Common stress symptoms include irritability, muscular tension, inability to concentrate and a variety of physical reactions, such as headaches and elevated heart rate.
The concept of Hans Selye (1930s) includes the response of the body to any demand, covering a range of phenomena from mild irritation to the kind of severe problems that might result in a real breakdown of health.
Stress is an integral part of modern scientific understanding in all areas of physiology and human functioning.
A modern model is centred on stress in certain settings, such as workplace stress, unemployment, relationship difficulties, debt, and covering a broad range of phenomena from mild irritation to the severe problems that might result in a real breakdown of health.
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