Stress

Claire, Alli, and Jenny

Stress is defined as...

A state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances.


Things that cause stress are called 'stressors'.


Different types of stress are:

-Acute Stress

Comes from demands and pressures of the recent past and anticipated demands and pressures of the near future.

-Episodic Acute Stress

The type of stress that develops when continuous disorganization, chaos, and crisis are a way of life for the individual.

-Chronic Stress

The response to emotional pressure suffered for a prolonged period over which an individual perceives he or she has no control.


( http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/stress/index.shtml )

( http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/stress-kinds.aspx )

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Some causes of stress are...

Stress can be caused by a physical or emotional change.

Long work hours.

Divorce.

Death of a loved one.

Fear or uncertainty.

Unrealistic expectations.

Among many other things that put a strain on a person's mental or emotional state.


( http://www.webmd.com/balance/guide/causes-of-stress )

Some techniques to reducing stress are...

Writing in a journal.

Meditating. ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UyJG2b8FMc )

Exercising.

Talking to others.

Engaging in a hobby.

Deep breathing.

Exercise regularly.

Set priorities.

Make a schedule.


( http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/stress/index.shtml )