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Stress Management
Physiological Approach
Help people cope with stress by changing the way the body responds
to it
Drug Treatments:
They can work in two ways:
Benzodiazepines (BZ's) ­ Example = Valium:
Increase activity of neurotransmitter GABA (body's natural form
of anxiety relief)
GABA's job is to reduce the activity…

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Evaluation:

Do not have an effect on the brain
Do not reduce anxiety in people suffering from social phobia
Withdrawal symptoms
Side effects ­ sleep disturbance, stomach pains etc.
Addiction issues
Biofeedback:
Gives people information about internal physical processes that they
wouldn't otherwise be aware of (e.g. muscle tension)
They…

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Stress Management
Psychological Approach
Stress Inoculation Training (SIT):
Assumes that we sometimes find situations stressful because we think
about them in catastrophising ways
SIT prepares person so that you can cope more effectively with
potentially stressful situations by thinking about them differently
Dealing with stress before it becomes a problem…

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Evaluation of Psychological Approach:
Deal's with the problem not the symptom
Can be lengthy & costly ­ need client commitment
Provide skills that have longer lasting values ­ confidence building
= feel in control = deal with stressful situation
Only suit a narrow band of people who are suited to…

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This is really great for stress management thanks, everything you need  

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