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1. What is the sympathetic nervous system

  • Makes you respond sensitively to a sensitive issue
  • makes you respond insensitively to a sensitive issue
  • Gets you going when you are stressed
  • Slows down the stress response.
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2. Whats Griffiths 6 characteristics of addiction?

  • Salience-most important thing is the addiction, mood modification-behaviours change when the addictive substance alters the mood pathway, tolerance-take more of the substance to get desired effect,withdrawal symptoms, conflict and relapse
  • Alarm,resistance, exhaustion
  • D2 receptors
  • Conflict, mood swings, hallucinations.

3. Chronic stress responses

  • cortisol-regulates the immune system and central nervous system
  • Effects on health-Immunosupression- Immune system shuts down. Effects on memory-cortisol impairs memory Sabrina Kuhlmann administered cortisol to women who were asked to recall 30 words and they struggled to remember.
  • All correct
  • Prenatal stress-cortisol crosses over the placenta. Thomas O'conner et al - 75 children aged over 10 showed increased cortisol levels if mothers experienced stress during pregnancy

4. What is stimulated by the hypothalamus?

  • The pituatory gland
  • Adrenal Medulla
  • Adrenal Cortex
  • Frontal Cortex

5. what are issues with the stress response

  • Miller et al- lack of longitudinal studies. so more research should be done.
  • all correct
  • cause and effect of cortisol and illness as eating, sleeping, alcohol, caffeine all increase cortisol levels
  • Nestor lopez duran et al-Variation in cortisol in children in stressful situations and boys have a greater response to the stressors.


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