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Physical Response to stress

Physical Response to stress

General Adaptation Syndrome (GAS) stages:

              1. Alarm
              2. Resistance
              3. Exhaustion
  • Biological responses associated with fight-or-flight syndrome:- Immediate response (Acute) and Sustained response (Chronic)
  • However, it also occurs in response to psychological or emotional stimuli.
  • These stressors are often not resolved as rapidly as some physical stressors.
  • Modern stress has been described as a psychosocial state that is pervasive, chronic, and relentless.
  • This promotes susceptibility to diseases of adaptation.
  • Adaptation is determined by the extent to which the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors interfere with an individual’s functioning