What is STRESS?
A RESPONSE to something in our environment or it can be a PERCIEVED mismatch between the demands of a situation and your ability to cope with it.
What is a STRESSER?
The stimulus that brings about the stress response.
The HYPOTHALAMUS starts PYSIOLOGICAL changes in the body once the CORTEX has registered a stressor. It CAUSES the change by TRIGGERING TWO biological Mechanisms.
The two biological mechanisms
The PITUITARY-ADRENAL system
The SYPATHOMEDULLARY pathway