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Biological Methods
Stress Management physiological and psychological methods of reducing the negative
effects of stress.

The biological methods are designed to directly focus on the
biological stress response system. As the symptoms are
perceived to be the causes of stress, the methods address
them directly.

The drugs go into the…

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Block the transmission of nerve impulses.
Stress increases force and rate of the heartbeat, which is activated by
betaadrenergic receptors stimulated by noradrenaline and adrenaline.
Betablockers `sit' on receptors, meaning the individual's heart rate is reduced.

Lau et al (1992)
Carried out a metaanalysis assessing the effectiveness of betablockers.
They…

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