Stress Keywords

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Stress
the non-specific response of the body to any demand
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Pituitary-Adrenal System
stress response involving the pituitary gland and adrenal medulla. It helps the body cope with chronic stress.
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Sympathomedullary Pathway
a stress response involving the systematic nervous system and adrenal cortex which helps the body prepare for fight or flight
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Immune System
designed to defend the body against antigens that would otherwise invade it. White blood cells identify and eliminate foreign bodies.
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Life Changes
events (e.g. divorce) that require a significant adjustment in a person's life, thus they are a source of stress.
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Daily Hassles
those frustrating, irritating, everyday experiences that occur regularly in our work, home and personal life.
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Workplace Stress (Control)
aspects of our working environment that we experience as stressful, and which cause a stress reaction in our body.
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Workplace Stress (Workload)
the demands of a person's work role. This can be stressful because it is repetitive, high intensity, monotonous or high volume.
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Type A Behaviour
a tendency to approach life in a certain way, characterised by, for example, competitiveness and impatience. It is believed to increase the risk of CHD.
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Type B Behaviour
characterised by an easygoing, relaxed and patient approach to life, it is believed to reduce the risk of CHD.
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Hardy Personality
a type of personality which provides a defence against the negative effects of stress. A hardy personality is high in control, commitment and challenge.
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Stress Inoculation Therapy
a type of cognitive behavioural therapy which trains people to cope with stressful situations more effectively by learning skills to protect from the damaging effects of future stressors.
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Pituitary-Adrenal System

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stress response involving the pituitary gland and adrenal medulla. It helps the body cope with chronic stress.

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Sympathomedullary Pathway

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Immune System

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Life Changes

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