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Chapter 16: Lifestyle, stress, and health
Stress: a response to a stressor (something that is challenging in life)
oStressor: Exam, computer stolen, fight with parents etc.
oStress response is a fight or flight
Endocrine gland releases hormone to carry corresponding action
Adaptive behaviour that gets you out of trouble
oChronic or accumulated stress can be harmful for health
Stress response:
olong term stress results in fracture, degeneration of neuron, worse immune
system
more likely to get disease. Brain gets smaller.
oShort term stress if good
oFemale Is more stress responsive than male.
Estrojen injection in males allow them to be more stress responsive
Female with bigger social network is more stress responsive
Post-Traumatic stress disorder: memory phenomenon that sticks to an individual
and will not go away. Some stressors are so sensitive that one becomes
hypersensitive to cues about the incident.
oSymptoms of PTSD involve:
Flashbacks
re-exposure of event (reliving)
Nightmares
hear rate increases when listening to the recording of the
chronic event
Strong reactions to cues
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Chapter 16: Lifestyle, stress, and health Stress: a response to a stressor (something that is challenging in life) o Stressor: Exam, computer stolen, fight with parents etc. o Stress response is a fight or flight Endocrine gland releases hormone to carry corresponding action Adaptive behaviour that gets you out of trouble o Chronic or accumulated stress can be harmful for health Stress response: o long term stress results in fracture, degeneration of neuron, worse immune system more likely to get disease. Brain gets smaller. o Short term stress if good o Female Is more stress responsive than male.
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