Ch 7: Dealing with Stress

About This Chapter

Review content on the general adaptation syndrome (GAS) in this chapter, including its definition, phases and psychological changes that go along with each of the phases. GAS and the rest of the content are covered using videos and text.

Dealing with Stress - Chapter Summary

Our professional instructors cover the wide array of health risks associated with chronic stress in this chapter, such as kidney disease and cancer. Techniques for coping with stress and reducing exposure are highlighted in another lesson. More topics concerned with stress in this chapter include:

  • The various sources of stress
  • Differences between distress and eustress
  • Types of psychophysiological disorders and treatments
  • Acute stress disorder causes and treatments

Refresh your memory on these topics with the short, engaging video lessons across the chapter. The well-organized lesson transcripts feature subheadings and key terms that are displayed in bold print. Confirm your knowledge on any of the lessons with a quick self-assessment quiz.

8 Lessons in Chapter 7: Dealing with Stress
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Stress: Definition and Impact on Overall Health

1. Stress: Definition and Impact on Overall Health

Stress, distress, eustress: just thinking about those terms may make you stress out! Don't worry, this lesson will define them and show plenty of examples of them in a manner that will calm your mind!

Where Does Stress Come From?

2. Where Does Stress Come From?

Explore the wonderful world of all the things that cause us stress. From school and work to internal and interpersonal stressors, we'll define what stressors are and the many places they arise from in this lesson.

General Adaptation Syndrome: Definition, Phases & Changes

3. General Adaptation Syndrome: Definition, Phases & Changes

The general adaptation syndrome is a predictable series of phases related to stress. This lesson will explore some of the physiological and psychological changes associated with each phase.

Health Risks Associated with Chronic Stress

4. Health Risks Associated with Chronic Stress

Chronic stress has been linked to a ton of problems for the body both psychologically and physiologically. We'll take a trip in this lesson to examine what these problems are - a trip you may never forget.

Coping With Stress: Techniques, Attitudes & Reducing Exposure

5. Coping With Stress: Techniques, Attitudes & Reducing Exposure

Work, school, and life in general have plenty of things that cause us a lot of stress. If you'd like to learn some techniques that help to deal with these problems, watch or read this lesson.

Stress Disorders: Definition and Perspectives

6. Stress Disorders: Definition and Perspectives

Everyone has to deal with stress, but some people do not manage their stress in a healthy way. In this lesson, we will look more closely at psychological disorders related to stress, including ways that people react to and manage stress.

Acute Stress Disorder: Definition, Causes and Treatment

7. Acute Stress Disorder: Definition, Causes and Treatment

When people experience a traumatic event, it can lead to all sorts of psychological problems. In this lesson, we'll look at one reaction to trauma: acute stress disorder. We'll examine the diagnostic criteria, risk factors, and treatments, and then test our knowledge with a quiz.

Psychophysiological Disorders: Definition, Types, Causes and Treatment

8. Psychophysiological Disorders: Definition, Types, Causes and Treatment

Psychological issues can affect a person's physical body. In this lesson, we'll look closer at psychophysiological disorders, including the different types, diseases affected by mental illness, and treatment.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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