Stress management and reasons why people obey

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Biofeedback
It is a technique to help with stress. Someone is connected to a
machine which measures stress e.g. blood pressure and heart rate.
The person gets taught relaxation breathing techniques that bring
the blood pressure and heart rate down. The person sees this
happen on a screen and learns that this method calms them down.
So, they can transfer this breathing method to other stressful
situations in life.
Strengths:
Effective for children, non invasive.
Multi dimensional
Long term technique to deal with stress
Passive technique/no harm.
Weaknesses:
Placebo
Expensive
Time consuming

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Beta blockers
They reduce stress. Betablockers cause arteries to widen and
slow the heart down. It works by controlling adrenaline.
Usually they are taken once or twice a day to reduce blood
pressure.
Benzodiazepines
Common forms of these are Valium and Librium. They work by
releasing more GABA. At junctions between nerves there are
substances called neurotransmitters that are released.…read more

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