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1. THE BODY'S RESPONSE TO STRESS
Stress is...
A type of alarm reaction, involving heightened mental and bodily states ­ it is both a
psychological and a physiological response to the environment.
These states are important in conditions of flight or fight.
In humans and other…

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2. STRESS RELATED ILLNESS & IMMUNE SYSTEM




RESERACH EVIDENCE

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3. LIFE EVENTS

Impact of life events is likely to be mediated by e.g. personality,
Individual coping style etc
Differences Some researchers say quality of event is crucial; Undesired,
Unscheduled & Uncontrolled is most harmful and stressful

Data is not causal. Brown suggested anxiety is a…

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4. DAILY HASSLES


THE There is an accumulation of minor daily stressors which creates persistent irritat
frustrations & overloads.
ACCUMULATIO This then results in more serious stress reactions, such as anxiety & depression.

N EFFECT
THE Chronic stress caused by negative life events may deplete a…

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5. WORKPLACE STRESSORS

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6. PERSONALITY FACTORS & STRESS

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8. STRESS MANAGEMENT

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