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1 Psychosomatic Illnesses
Definition Causes Of Stress Signs Of Stress Psychosomatic Illnesses Stress Personality Types Types Of Stress Stress Management Stages Of Stress

2 What Is Stress Main Menu
- Stress is a reaction of your body and mind to challenging events in your life. - Stressors are the causes of stress Main Menu

3 Causes of Stress Main Menu Major Life Changes ex. family school life
Everyday Problems (hassles) ex. losing something, having many things to do Physical Surroundings ex. noise, crowded area, weather Other Stressors ex. conflicts, dates Main Menu

4 Types of Stress Main Menu Eustress is positive stress
Distress is negative stress Main Menu

5 Psychosomatic Illnesses
Psychosomatic illnesses are physical disorders that result from stress. Types of Psychosomatic Illnesses Lowered Resistance – unable to fight off the common cold or flu Ulcers – an open sore in the lining of the stomach Asthma High Blood Pressure and Heart Disease Main Menu

6 Stages Of Stress Main Menu
1. Alarm Stage – your body’s response to a stressor - Homeostasis – body’s normal balanced state - Adrenaline – a hormone secreted by the adrenal glands that gives you a burst of energy - Fight or Flight Response – Stand and fight or run away Resistance Stage – when your body tries to recover from the alarm stage however the stressor still remains Exhaustion Stage – the body is worn down and no longer has energy to fight off the stressor Main Menu

7 Signs Of Stress Main Menu Physical Signs Muscle Tension Headache
Upset Stomach Increased Sweating Emotional Signs Anger Nervousness Forgetfulness Negative Thinking Behavioral Signs Loss of Appetite Overeating Drug Abuse Sleep Problems Main Menu

8 Personality Types Main Menu Type A Personality – rushed, competitive,
more likely to have a stress related illness Type B Personality – calm, less competitive, less likely to have a stress related illness Main Menu

9 Ways to Manage Stress Main Menu Confronting the Problem
Time Management Physical Activity Relaxation Mental Rehearsal Biofeedback Humor Getting Help When Needed Main Menu

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