Stress Cause and Effect Essay by Writing Phan

A discussion on the way in which stress is a psychological and physical response to the demands of daily life that exceed a person's ability to cope successfully.
# 7694 | 1,700 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2002
Published on Nov 05, 2003 in Psychology (Behaviorism) , Psychology (Disorders) , Psychology (Therapies)

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The following paper examines how a mild level of stress and tension can from time to time be beneficial. The writer discusses how different levels of stress can be beneficial such as feeling mildly stressed when carrying out a project or assignment which often induces us to do a good job and to work energetically. This paper examines how stress is often characterized by fatigue, sleep disorders, irritability, continuous worrying and depression. The way in which accumulated effects of stress may lead to more serious medical problems is also examined. Finally, the way in which stress may be work-related or may stem from personal problems, such as divorce, family conflicts or financial concerns or from a combination of these factors id discussed.

From the Paper:

"Too much stress is not good and constant stress often causes adverse effects. Most individuals are familiar with the adrenaline rush response to an emergency. The heart pulsates, the muscles contract, and the lungs expand; and while this is happening, we are able to use greater than normal strength and speed. This response is the body's way of rescuing itself when confronted with an emergency. We do not have to think about it to make it happen. Whether we are stuck in traffic, about to give a speech in front of a group, or sitting in the waiting room at a doctor's office, the human stress response happens automatically. The difference between the two is that the adrenaline response in an emergency starts and resolves itself quickly. The response to being stuck in traffic may not. The adrenal glands, located above the kidneys, secrete the emergency passes. Then the body returns to its normal function. However, the stress response is more complex and can last longer. "

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