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Stress - ... Koeske, Kirk, and Koeske (1993) indicate that all jobs have some level of stress but jobs that are in the human services have additional stressors because they “derive from intense involvement in the lives of others”. (p.319). They also refer to the type of stress experienced by individuals working in human services as “burnout” (Koeske, Kirk, and Koeske, 1993, p.319). Another factor that can influence our stress level is how we handle life’s demands. There are different ways of reacting to the situations we face every day of our lives....   [tags: Health, Diseases, Stress] 2024 words
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Stress - ... In 1936, Selye researched a model on stress known as the General Adaptation Syndrome (GAS) where he experimented on rats by injecting them with extracts of various organs. The experiment of rats can show if the organism is severely damaged by acute nonspecific nocuous agents, examples include exposure to cold, production or transcision of the cord (spinal shock), surgical injury, excessive exercise, and intoxications of lethal drugs such as morphine, adrenaline, atropine, and formaldehyde (Selye, 1998)....   [tags: Health, Stress, Stressors] 1449 words
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Teen Stress - Many people in high school, mostly teens, experience dozens of pressure in their life. To be specific, Schoolwork. Most teens want to excel in school, but want to have a social life or play some kind of sport. One thing that teens don’t understand is that once you’re out of high school, you have college, and then maybe graduate school. Our education will not be over just in High School. You have to work hard and these four years of your life, will impact everything that you do. If you mess up even once, it may ruin everything....   [tags: Stress] 875 words
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Stress Management - Stress, we all struggle with it. We know it can shorten our lives, age us too early, make us miserable and unhealthy- yet we cannot seem to getaway it. I would like to begin my paper with a little description of myself. After spending years of training for a career in accounting, I truly had no idea about science. Even though I have been trying to live healthy by eating the right food and doing regular exercise, I had no idea how much damage stress has been causing me both physically and mentally....   [tags: Stress] 1285 words
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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder - The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 horrified Americans everywhere. Watching friends, family, and countrymen struggle to survive in a way that no one should have to endure. To this day, the events that occurred on September 11th live on in the memories of all that witnessed them. For some, however, the experience lived on. Those who had been in the towers when the planes struck began experiencing nightmares and flashbacks of that fateful day. These people were suffering from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder....   [tags: Stress] 1132 words
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A simple Approach to Managing Stress: Learning to Relax - It is imperative that people who work in a highly stressful job or people who live in highly stressful environments learn some simple relaxation techniques in order to manage the stress in their lives. Have you found yourself overcome by stress in your life. Well there are things that you can do extraneously to relieve stress one is a hobby, others are exercise routines, become apart of self help groups or see a therapist. All of the aforementioned things can help a person take control of their life....   [tags: stress, ]
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The Relationship Between Stress, Depression, and Cognitive Functioning - Stress is known to be one of the major causal factors of depression (Kendler, Karkowski, & Prescott, 1999). Large stressors in life, such as divorce or death in the family, are all known to be related to the development of depression in people (Kendler et al., 1999). Such traumatic, sudden events can place acute stress on a person that can lead to problems such as depression. However, equally as stressful to people is chronic stress - not as stressful as major stressors, but still pervasive enough day-to-day to contribute to an overall drop in positive affect....   [tags: Stress]
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Stress - Stress I. What Is Stress. Stress is the combination of psychological, physiological, and behavioral reactions that people have in response to events that threaten or challenge them. Stress can be good or bad. Sometimes, stress is helpful, providing people with the extra energy or alertness they need. Stress could give a runner the edge he or she needs to persevere in a marathon, for example. This good kind of stress is called eustress. Unfortunately, stress is often not helpful and can even be harmful when not managed effectively....   [tags: Stressors Psychology Stress Behavior Essays] 3964 words
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Stress is Necessary - Stress doesn’t come from now where. Every thing in life has cause and effect. That’s the nature of life. In our modern life we start to hear the world (stress) a lot. When I asked my grandpa about it, his expression was blank as if he didn’t know what I’m talking about. I think it been commonly used nowadays because the fast rhythm of life that pushes people to fight with time to keep up with the flow. Stress affects our life in different ways and levels the highest is the worst. It has a negative thoughts and feelings on people....   [tags: stress, psychology, ] 609 words
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Job Stress - You haven't been at work for more then twenty minutes and already your day is going down hill. Your phone is ringing off the hook. Papers piled on your desk , and now you have to attend a meeting. Day after day it is the same thing at your job and you have become highly stressed out. In my paper I am going to explain why job stress happens and ways that you can relieve it. One type of stress is job stress. Job stress is when the stressors involved are work related. "NIOSH" the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health states, job stress is the harmful physical and emotional responses that occur when the requirements of the job do not match the capabilities, resources, or needs of the worker....   [tags: Stress Management] 1009 words
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Workplace Stress - Three out of every four American workers describe their work as stressful. According to the Holmes-Rahe Life Events Scale, which rates levels of stress, many of the most stressful events in life are related to the workplace. Some examples are firings, business readjustments and changes in financial status, altered responsibilities, a switch to a different line of work, trouble with the boss, changes in work hours or conditions, retirement and vacations. Workplace stress costs American employers an estimated $200 billion per year in lower productivity, absenteeism, staff turnover, workers' compensation, medical insurance and other stress-related expenses....   [tags: Job Stress]
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Work Related Stress - ... Other studies have emphasized the effect of work-related stress on psychological wellbeing. In fact, it was concluded in a study by Tetrick and LaRocco (1987) that “Perceived role stress had a direct relationship with satisfaction and psychological well-being” (p. 541). Although the authors do not use the words work stress and mental health in their studies, the truth remains that burnout resulting from work-relates stressors have several undesirable effects on mental health. If anything, this goes to show that the evidence is conclusive, and that the relationship between work stress and mental health cannot be marginalized....   [tags: Health, Diseases, Stress] 2183 words
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Nurse Occupational Stress - ... Fourthly, Task demands that include the design of the individual's job, working conditions, and the physical work layout. Again, Role Demands are those pressures placed on a person as a function of the particular role he or she plays in an organization. (Irving et., al. 2010). Role overload is a common grief that expressed when the employee is expected to do more than time permits. Another cause of job stress is Job Ambiguity. It occurs when tasks and requirements are not clearly outlined ( Hales, 2009)....   [tags: Health, Nursing, Stress] 2481 words
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Work Related Stress - ... 31). LEFF ALSO discovered more evidence that schizophrenia is caused by environment as well as genetics when HE FOUND THAT PATIENTS WHO INCREASED THEIR SOCIAL SUPPORT ALONG WITH STRESS REDUCTION HAD ONLY AN 8 percent relapse rate (p. 33). AFTER KNOWING THE SOURCES OF ANXIETY, WE CAN NEXT EXAMINE THE SOMETIMES SEVERE SYMPTOMS OF STRESS AND ANXIETY ON THE BODY. ASTERIA IN HIS RESEARCH DESCRIBES A THREE STAGE PROCESS TO THE stress response. The first stage is an alarm reaction in which adrenal and cortical hormones are RELEASED IN RESPONSE TO A STRESSOR....   [tags: Health, Diseases, Stress] 2299 words
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Music can Cure Stress - In other hand, sound or music could cure one’s stress. Different people deal with different music; some people like rock metal, pop, soul music, jazz and so on. Music could let people’s mind feel calm as well relax. Listening to music can have a very relaxing effect on people’s minds and bodies, especially slow or quiet classical music. This type of music can have a beneficial effect on dealing stress. Relaxing is a way most important to settle down the emotion; when emotion calm and relax, stress will be gone away....   [tags: psychology, stress, emotions] 599 words
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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - ... Dr. Jacob Mendez Da Costa, a physician during the Civil War, ran studies on many wounded Union soldiers. He discovered that they had rapid heart rates and high blood pressure combined with severe exhaustion and the ability to be easily startled. Though PTSD was yet a known disorder, it was clear that the men’s symptoms were caused because of the disturbing things they had seen and experienced in battle.(Thomas 10) During World War I, similar symptoms arose among the soldiers. Physicians began calling it “shell shock” or “combat fatigue.” Charles Myers, a psychologist serving at the front, wrote that shell shock occurs “where the tolerable or controllable limits of horror, fear, and anxiety are overstepped.”(Thomas 11) Many of the soldiers were considered to be crazy....   [tags: Health, Diseases, Stress] 1271 words
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - ... Often family member those diagnosed with PTSD find themselves often feeling hurt, alienated, or discouraged because the patient has yet to overcome the ordeal of this trauma (Hall, 2008, p. 226). The additional stressors that families face by their uniformed Soldier going to war is both physical and emotionally draining, however, they must understand in order for the Soldier to be effective, they must be able to cope with the warrior culture and warfare associated with the 21st century (Hall, 2008, p....   [tags: Health, Diseases, Stress] 772 words
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Occupational Stress - Job stress has proven to be a difficult issue to tackle. Unlike physical or chemical hazards, there is not an obvious tangible hazardous agent. This issue has also been preempted by corporate stress management, health promotion, or employee assistance programs, which explain stress as a purely personal reaction, and often treat the symptoms, not the causes, of job stress. The occupational stress field also has been plagued by a variety of definitions and difficulties in measurement of stress.(Buunk,De-Jong,Y-Bemas&De wolff,1998) In addition, changes in job design or work organization are often inherently more "systems challenging" and require more radical restructuring of workplaces than reducing levels of exposure to toxic substances or ergonomic hazards....   [tags: Work Related Stress Workplace]
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Stress and Anger - Stress and Anger Stress and Anger have always been related with each other. There have been countless studies, even more theories, about stress and anger and how they relate. But, no matter how many studies are conducted, there will always be the questions about whether or not stress and anger are related. But, I am here to provide the facts on both stress and anger, and then allow you, as the reader, to determine the relationship, because all-in-all, I feel that stress and anger can and cant be related, depending on the circumstance....   [tags: Stress Anger Psychology Essays] 6183 words
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Psychological Stress - Psychological Stress Psychological stress is a result of many factors and should be dealt with very carefully. Stress can be defined as a set of interactions between the person and the environment that result in an unpleasant emotional state, such as anxiety, tension, guilt, or shame (swin pg 1). Another way of putting it, is that there are somethings that put certain demands on us. The effects of stress should not be limited to unpleasant emotional states. Many studies have concluded that the effects on our physical health from stress can be extremely detrimental....   [tags: Health Impact Psychological Stress]
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Stress and Performance - Stress and Performance Too much stress can contribute to health problems. Stress can also reduce your ability to perform at the highest levels. The negative effects of stress can impact profitability and quality of life. The Physical response: The Stress Response will: Increase heart rate, speed breathing or you might hold your breath, tightens muscle to prepare to fight or to flee, directs blood to brain and major muscles (away from digestion, hands/feet, Reproductive organs), releases stress hormones like cortisol and adrenaline, slows or stops digestion, causes the brain to be more reactive/less thoughtful, increases perspiration, reduces immune system response....   [tags: Health Stress Management] 819 words
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Self Assessment of Stress - Chapter 2 Self-Assessment and Observation 1. Stress Management Assessment: Eliminating stressors (23) Developing resiliency (23) Short-term coping (9). A total score of 55 places me in the top quartile. The lowest area for me is in the skill area of short-term coping. 2. Time Management Assessment: Most frequent responses were level 4 with level 3 being second most common. In section 1 of the instrument, I scored 136 which places me in the top quartile and implies I am a better time manager in my personal life....   [tags: Stress Management] 1149 words
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The Effects of Occupational Stress on Physical Health and its Consequences - ... The benefit of preventing physiological health disorders cannot be overlooked either, with more than 1,000 sick-leave days reported in total over a period of just two years all employees sampled, diseases of the musculoskeletal and respiratory systems accounted for the majority of sick-leave days, while injuries—sustained both on and off the job, accounted for another significant portion of sick-leave days (Toppinen-Tanner et al). Though the study focused on employees in the industrial field, the implications remain that if it is stress, burnout in particular that accounts for the majority of sick-leave absences from work, the results can be generalized to other nonindustrial job settings....   [tags: Health, Diseases, Stress] 2488 words
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Stress, Sports and Performance - Actors, athletes and students all have something in common. They all perform their tasks with varying stress levels. What is this stress that we all talk about. Stress can be defined as a physical, mental or emotional demand, which tends to disturb the homeostasis of the body. Used rather loosely, the term may relate to any kind of pressure, be it due to one's job, schoolwork, marriage, illness or death of a loved one. The common denominator in all of these is change. Loss of familiarity breeds this anxiety with any change being viewed as a "threat"....   [tags: Stress Expository Papers]
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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Veterans - Hundreds of thousands of United States veterans are not able to leave the horrors of war on the battlefield (“Forever at War: Veterans Everyday Battles with PTSD” 1). Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is the reason why these courageous, devoted military service members cannot sleep at night or live a normal life when they are discharged. One out of every five military service members on combat tours—about 300,000 so far—return home with symptoms of PTSD or major depression. According to the Rand Study, almost half of these cases go untreated because of the disgrace that the military and civil society attach to mental disorders (McGirk 1)....   [tags: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, mental health]
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Stress: Causes And Effects - Stress: Causes and Effects       Stress is an ongoing dilemma that occurs in each and everyone’s life. It is a factor that is undoubtedly a part of daily living. Due to the trivial problems that occur in people’s daily lives massive amounts of stress can arise. People perceive and manage stress in many different ways. The causes and effects of stress are numerous and one’s ability to manage stress is vital in maintaining healthy living.      First, stress is defined as an unpleasant state of emotional and physiological arousal that people experience in situations that they perceive as dangerous or threatening to their well being (Patel, 14)....   [tags: Cause Effect Stress Stressful Essays]
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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - There are hundreds of different kinds of psychiatric disorders listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th ed. (DSM-IV). One of them is called Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Based on the research, post-traumatic disorder usually occurs following the experience or witnessing of life-threatening events such as military combat, natural disasters, terrorist incidents, serious accidents, or violent personal assaults like rape (Harvard Women’s Health Watch, 2005)....   [tags: Post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD]
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Stress Among College Students - Stress Among College Students Leaving home for the first time and going away for school can be very difficult for some people. In many cases for college freshmen this is their first time being away from their home and parents. Many times they get home sick and want to isolate themselves. They have to get into a new routine of going to school, and change can be very difficult. It is definitely hard to get into the swing of college. They have to navigate through classes in a new format while living away from all the comforts of parents....   [tags: College Students Education Stress Essays]
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - Journal According to Sigmund Freud, events and emotions that are particularly disturbing are repressed into the unconscious. Often times this theory is true, but for people suffering from post traumatic stress disorder, they only wish that it were true. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, is an anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to a terrifying event or ordeal in which grave physical harm occurred or was threatened. People with PTSD have persistent frightening thoughts and memories of their ordeal and feel emotionally numb, especially with people they were once close to....   [tags: Post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD] 843 words
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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder - Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be a very serious and debilitating condition that occurs after a person has been exposed to a terrifying event or ordeal in which grave physical danger happened or was threatened. The kinds of traumatic events triggering PTSD in people include violent personal assaults (rape, mugging), natural disasters (hurricanes, tornadoes), man-made disasters (bombings), accidents or military combat. People who suffer from PTSD often relive the experience through nightmares and flashbacks, have difficulty sleeping, and feel detached or estranged, and these symptoms can be severe enough and last long enough to significantly impair a person’s daily life....   [tags: Post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD]
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Post-traumatic stress disorder in Kuwait - REPAIRING A NATION POSTTRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER IN KUWAIT THESIS: Studies made by experts found after the liberation of Kuwait following the Gulf War of 1991 that most children who were inside the country experienced undesirable emotions simultaneously which brought out more abnormal behaviors. INTRODUCTION In the oppressively hot summer of 1990 the second of August to be exact, people were sleeping peacefully in their homes. It was a Thursday morning and most Kuwaitis had left the country on holiday....   [tags: Post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD] 2268 words
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder In Veterans - Post Traumatic Stress in Vietnam Veterans For more than twenty years, Patricia Dietz, a wife of a Vietnam veteran, has suffered along with her husband the effects of post traumatic stress disorder. She has stated that, "It has changed everything; it has affected the rest of his and her life." Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is when a person, in this case a veteran from Vietnam, is haunted by his memories of war and death so badly that it affects not only the rest of his life, but others close to him as well....   [tags: Post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD]
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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Epidemiology At least 50% of all adults and children are exposed to a psychologically traumatic event (such as a life-threatening assault or accident, humanmade or natural disaster, or war). As many as 67% of trauma survivors experience lasting psychosocial impairment, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); panic, phobic, or generalized anxiety disorders; depression; or substance abuse.(Van der Kolk, et al, 1994) Symptoms of PTSD include persistent involuntary re-experiencing of traumatic distress, emotional numbing and detachment from other people, and hyperarousal (irritability, insomnia, fearfulness, nervous agitation)....   [tags: Post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD] 723 words
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Technology and Its Impact on Work-Related Stress - Technology and Its Impact on Work-Related Stress Trends in organizational behavior have an impact on employees. Many factors in our daily lives can cause stress, but how does technology play a role in impacting stress. Does technology affect us positively or negatively. Is there anything unethical about technology and the way it is utilized in the workplace. This paper will reveal both the positive and negative impacts of technology on work-related stress and discover some influential ethical issues as well....   [tags: Technological Work Stress Ethics Essays]
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Implications of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder for War Veterans - Implications of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder for War Veterans War is a complex concept that is increasingly difficult to understand, particularly in an age that allows for live images of combat to be beamed around the world. Many war films depict the brutalities of war and affects war has on participants, but it seems that these representations merely skim the surface. The 20th century is an era that saw a significant amount of military action: World Wars I and II, the Cold War, Vietnam, and the Gulf War - millions of men fought, some survived and live among us today....   [tags: Post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD]
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Stress - Stress (spring 1997) At one time or another, most people experience stress. The term stress has been used to describe a variety of negative feelings and reactions that accompany threatening or challenging situations. However, not all stress reactions are negative. A certain amount of stress is actually necessary for survival. For example, birth is one of the most stressful experiences of life. The high level of hormones released during birth, which are also involved in the stress response, are believed to prepare the newborn infant for adaptation to the challenges of life outside the womb....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Stress - Stress Stress is the “wear and tearâ€. our bodies experience as we adjust to our continual changing environment; it has physical and emotional effects on us and can create negative feelings. As a positive influence, stress can help compel us to action; result in a new awareness and an exciting new perspective. As a negative influence stress can result in feelings of distrust, rejection anger, and depression, which in turn can cause health problems such as headaches, upset stomach, rashes, insomnia, ulcers, high pressure, heart disease, and stroke....   [tags: essays research papers] 1382 words
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Stress - Missing Works Cited This report is on stress, what causes it, how and why, and how it can be cured. It will tell you all about stress, why it's important for people to understand, and what it can do to you and other people. Stress affects everyone and everything, that's why it's important that we all be properly educated on it. First we need to understand what stress is. Stress is basically the body's nonspecific response to any demand. Another way of describing stress is any nervousness or anxiety....   [tags: essays research papers] 1296 words
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Stress - Stress is the combination of psychological, physiological, and behavioral reactions that people have in response to events that threaten or challenge them. Stress can be good or bad depending on the situation which someone is facing. Sometimes, stress can be helpful, providing people with the extra energy or alertness they need. This type of stress is called eustress. Unfortunately, most stress does not fall under that catagory and can become harmful when not managed effectively. This is known as distress and is what most people are referring to when they mention stress....   [tags: essays research papers] 840 words
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Stress - Stress Stress is the "wear and tear" our bodies experience as we adjust to our continually changing surroundings. It has physical and emotional effects on us and can make good or bad feelings. As a good influence, stress can help motivate us to do something, or help us through the day. As a bad influence, it can result in feelings of distrust, rejection, anger, and depression (overall, make you feel really crappy), which in turn can lead to health problems such as headaches, upset stomachs, rashes, insomnia, ulcers, high blood pressure, heart disease, and strokes....   [tags: essays research papers] 588 words
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Stress - 1.0 Introduction Throughout the eighties and into the nineties, work stress have continued to rise dramatically in organisations across North America. The eighties saw employees stressing out from working in a rapidly growing economy. During the nineties, beginning from the recession of 1992 till present day, employees are stressed by their own job insecurities in the face of massive downsizing and restructuring of organisations in order to be competitive on the global stage. Work stress is a very extensive topic ranging from research on the sources of stress, the effects of stress, to ways on managing and reducing stress....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Stress - Stress In this essay I will be talking about stress, what it is, what causes it, the coping methods and what illnesses are related to stress and answering the question; can stress kill. Stress is one of those terms that is frequently used but is very difficult to define. The dictionary defines stress as; pressure, tension and strain. (The Oxford Popular dictionary & thesaurus 1996) This definition is correct however a more complex definition of stress is: The condition that results when the person–environment transaction lead the individual to perceive a discrepancy, whether real or not, between the demands of a situation and the resources of the persons biological, psychological and social system....   [tags: Papers] 1795 words
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Stress - Stress Stress is the nonspecific response of the body to any demands made upon it; it may be characterized as muscle tension and acute anxiety or may be a positive force of action. Stressors are what cause stress. Stressors are specific or nonspecific agents or situations that cause a stress response in the body. There are five Categories of Stressors: Acute time limited stressors are anxiety-provoking situations such as having to talk in public or work out a math problem; Brief naturalistic stressors are more serious challenges such as SAT’s or meeting a deadline for a big project; Stressful event sequences like difficult consequences such as a natural disaster, or another traumatic occurrence such as a death of a spouse; Individuals know the difficulties will end at some point; Chronic stressors are ongoing demands caused by life changing circumstances, such as a permanent disability following an accident or care giving for a parent with dementia; Individuals do not have a clear end point....   [tags: essays research papers] 1163 words
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Stress - How to Deal With StressMany students go to school full time, and hold a part time job to earn money for school. Most students have about four classes, and each of the teacher’s of these classes gives an average of about an hour of homework each night; that averages out to four hours per night of homework, plus a part time job. School causes a lot of students stress because there are so many things to do, and so little time to do it. Stress is a normal part of everyone’s life; and is not a disease....   [tags: essays research papers] 1407 words
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Stress - Stress is defined as a mentally or emotionally distracting condition occurring because of difficult pressures. Millions and perhaps even billions suffer everyday from stress and its effects. Stress affects a person's physical health; usually the symptoms are increased heart rate, a rise in blood pressure, irritability, and depression. This plague can affect all ages and both genders. The main reason why stress is so dangerous is because it can be fatal to a person's health. Not only can stress lead to many heart diseases, but also it could make a person panic-stricken....   [tags: Philosophy] 624 words
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Stress - In years past, careers were milestones, which demonstrated successful accomplishments within our lives. Men utilized their careers to stake claim in society; a way to categorize their family’s worth. “Honey, I’ll be working late tonight” sometimes signified that the “gang” would have a long evening of crunching numbers, entertaining clients, or even smoking cigars with the boss while talking shop. If life went according to plan, and you chose the perfect career, the worst part of your workday would be choosing the best tie to match your navy pinstripe suit....   [tags: essays research papers] 1529 words
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Stress - Stress Over the years, many researchers have made it their top priority to uncover how both men and women react to stressful situations, and believe it or not, women may handle stress better than men. Many researchers believe that “your response to stress may have to do with your gender than with the stressors you face” (Hendrickson, 2000). Some of the stressors may include, the recent death of a loved one, physical illness, job stress, and many other things. But the most common stressor is financial worries-especially with men....   [tags: science] 737 words
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Stress - Stress is any circumstance that threatens or is perceived to threaten one's well-being and that thereby taxes one's coping abilities. Many everyday events such as car trouble, waiting in line, bills you can't pay, or Christmas shopping can cause stress. Major and minor stresses are two different things but they can strongly be tied together. For example, someone who is going through a major stressful event like a terminal illness in the family can trigger minor stressful events such as funeral arrangements, the will, and other important decisions....   [tags: Health] 648 words
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stress - 1/ Definition of “Stressâ€. : Stress is an individual’s adaptive response to a situation that is perceived as challenging or threatening to the person’s wellbeing. (1) There are two kinds of stress dimensions which are psychological and physiological one. In psychological aspect, people perceive a situation and interpret it as challenging or threatening or both and then this cognitive appraisal leads to physiological responses. Distress: the degree of physiological, psychological and behavioural deviation from healthy functioning....   [tags: essays research papers] 1402 words
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Stress - Stress Stress. What is stress!. Stress is when you want to cry for no reason. Or you just snap at people when they didn't do any thing!. People get stressed over little things and BIG things. Or a whole bunch of little things. Some people might get stressed from working to hard like as a stockbroker with Dean Witter. And having to support a wife and 2 kids when the stock markets is crashing. Now that would be stress. For some students it might be something as simple as getting a C on a paper. They think that there never going to be able to get in to a good collage....   [tags: essays papers] 1058 words
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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in In Country by Bobbi Ann Mason - Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in "In Country" by Bobbi Ann Mason Many Vietnam veterans suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder. Typically, such individuals have flashbacks, dreams, and are constantly haunted by their war memories. The mental stress can lead to further complications, even physically injuring or paralyzing the human body. The book In Country by Bobbi Ann Mason portrays a prime example of such a victim. The difference. The subject is a seventeen-year-old girl in the early nineteen-eighties who never saw the war....   [tags: Stress War Country bobbi Mason Essays]
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A Passage with No Door: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder In Graham Greene’s The Power and the Glory - Flashbacks. Depression. Anger. Intense energy directed to one narrow goal. Significant impairment in certain social or occupational situations. These are the hallmark symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder, a mental illness caused by the experience of a violent or disturbing event. One man struggles to cope with the stress and anxiety of reliving the past, and he only barely survives the world as an inferno of pain, guilt, blame, and violence. To survive this, he succumbs to revenge and discovers an outlet: the extermination of priests....   [tags: post-traumatic stress disorder, PSD, mental illnes]
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What is Stress - ... Generally, this means the immune system, and the body's ability to resist disease, may be almost totally eliminated. Those who experience long-term stress may have heart attacks or severe infections due to reduced immunity. Although stress can lead to disease, a researcher named Huethner has suggested that long-term stress may cause humans to better adapt to their environment. He argues that severe, long-term stress can cause persons to reject long-held assumptions or behaviors, and that stress can actually help the brain make physical changes that reflect these mental or emotional changes....   [tags: Psychology]
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Stress Management - In today’s society, with the economy in such disarray and other numerous obstacles that we face, the amount of pressure becomes too great, that stress eventually exceeds our ability to cope and reason with it in a clear and positive way. Too often people see themselves as being stressed, at the end of their rope, or just simply not in control of what is occurring in their life. At this point, it is imperative to seek out positive and productive contrivance to manage stress and, more importantly, to confront the person or situation that is causing the stress....   [tags: Health]
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Occupational Stress - ... In some jobs learning new technology is important and one often. Many people in different types of jobs and occupations are finding themselves struggling with trying to keep up with the pace of change of modern technology in their places of employment. New technology can create fear which leads to unwanted stress. Another prime stressor is shifts at work. This is a prime source of occupational stress. It upsets the normal body clock and can interrupt your sleep pattern; this will make a person very tired, irritable and will lead to stress (Symptoms of stress, 2011)....   [tags: Health, Diseases, Anxiety Disorders] 1560 words
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What Is Stress? - Our society sees stress as a part of everyday life, we can see evidence of this in human evolution, the species that best adapted to the environment and its changes were those that prevailed, continued to evolve, and we can find today. This leads us to a question, what is stress. Actually scientists don’t have a concept of what stress is because is subjective sensations; however, one of the definitions says that “Stress is the term used to describe the physical, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral response to events that are appraised as threatening or challenging”(Ciccarelli and White)....   [tags: Health] 1895 words
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Word Stress - Introduction Word stress is one of the essential and crucial parts which play a great role in English language learning. What is word stress and what are its features and why are they important to be identified: According to Underhill (2005) Word stress is an expression used to describe the accent or a highlight given to a particular part of a word and it is relatively consistent element of a word when spoken in isolation. Stress may occur on the first, middle or on the last syllable in a word....   [tags: Language] 1059 words
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The Affect of Stress - What is stress. Stress is defined as the physical, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral responses to events that are viewed as threatening or challenging (Ciccarelli and White 2009). Stress differs from person to person and can be experienced in many difference ways. Also, what may be stressful to me may not be stressful to someone else. In this paper I plan on discussing how people can be affected by stress positively and negatively. I will go specifically go over a few ways people are affected by stress; aches and pains you may feel from stress, effects of prenatal stress, and positive stress....   [tags: Health]
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Stress in the Workplace - ... Many of these demands are a direct result of technological advances that have made work processes easier but on the other hand, require employees to do more tasks. Current technology demands the workers to constantly perform near peak levels, be competitive and be cognizant of technological breakthroughs. In some circumstances, the organization fails to inform the workers about changes in the business or the technology they are using in their systems which can cause tension and uncertainty. Because of this, the worker can feel a constant fear of losing their position if they do not work efficiently and understand the new changes in the organization....   [tags: Business Management ]
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Stress at work - ... Factors causing stress As discussed above, there are many sources from which stress can arise in the workplace, including internal factors such as the employee's personality, cultural beliefs and external factors like their relationships with others, or the demands of the job they have. However, due the limited scope of this paper, only the following three factors will be discussed: workload, personality and other physical factors. 3.1. Workload From Mullins's summary outline of stress (2005, p....   [tags: Labor]
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Stress Management - ... In order to effectively manage stress an individual must first accurately identify the sources of the stress. Psychological tests such as the Social Readjustment Rating Scale (SRRS), or the Life Experiences Survey (LES), can aid in identifying the extent in which events or situations that are perceived as stressful. The SRRS test measures life change as a form of stress. Values are assigned to 43 major life events that reflect the degree of the readjustment required by each change (Weiten & Lloyd, 2006)....   [tags: Health ]
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Stress in College - ... As a person gets older, he or she is capable to cope with stress better. An older person will find ways to minimize excitement and energy levels. A returning student, will tend to know exactly what he or she wants to do with his or her future. Having insight into your future makes a person more focus. Returning students do not have the need to quench any curiosity with doing anything that will stray from their vision. When a student is eighteen years old recently out of high school, your mentality is different....   [tags: Education, Generation Me] 924 words
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The Effects of Stress - Over the last few years, the term stress and its causes have drawn so much interest. The term stress itself can be historically seen as a rediscovery of the concept which has developed over a number of centuries (Cassidy, 1999, cited in Cooper & Dewe, 2004). In addition, some authors stressed that the term evolved with the feeling of pressure, strain and hardships associated with the 17th and 18th centuries and that what people feel today has been exactly the same centuries over the years (Hinckle, 1973, cited in Cooper & Dewe, 2004)....   [tags: Health] 1150 words
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Stress and Coping - ... Recently since we have found out he has liver failure and he is constantly in and out of the hospital I do not know what else to do but love him. He is currently in the hospital right now and me being school pretending everything is okay just does not feel right. Even thought I had such strong dislike for him everything has changed for that reason and that is why I am his potential liver donor but it is hard to see him slowly struggle to live. For stress, the “five coping responses are self help, accommodation, approach, avoidance and self punishment” (Brougham, 2009, pg 87)....   [tags: Education, College Students] 1604 words
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Oxidative Stress - ... cava were evaluated and all the compounds showed potential radical scavenging activities and potential inhibitory effects on H2O2-mediated DNA damage as well. In addition, promising antioxidant properties of E. cava were reported with novel phlorotannin derivatives [7]. They have isolated and characterized seven phlorotannins from E. cava and according to the results all the phlorotannins exhibited potent antioxidant properties. Kang et al. [24] have investigated the cytoprotective effect of eckol, which was isolated from E....   [tags: Health, Diseases] 548 words
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Stress and Relationships - Stress is an everyday part of life for everyone. People tend to handle this stress in different ways. Some ways work and others just make the problem worse. The one way that makes things a lot worse than they were is when you use drugs and alcohol to cover up your feelings and stress. People think that just because they forget about the problem or get it off their mind that the problem is gone. This is completely wrong. When you use drugs and alcohol to conceal deeper problems then you are only putting off the inevitable....   [tags: drugs, Relationships] 1191 words
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Stress, Strain and Stress Ribbon Structures - ... One abutment involves a rod-like foundation consisting of a combination of high-strength steel and reinforced concrete; this is known as a pile abutment (“Lake Hodges Bridge,” n.d.). There are also several other types that are as equally qualified, however, the decision depends mainly upon the contractor and the geographical location of the structure. Construction The stress ribbon bridge can be built in-situ or assembled out of precast units. In-situ techniques often require more labor and take longer to complete, but the materials are cheaper....   [tags: Civil Engineering]
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Caregiver Stress - In the U.S, one in four will be aged 60 years and older by 2050 (U.S. Census Bureau). This represents an overwhelming number of people who will either be in the caretaker role or be the ROC. Like today, most of the care will be provided by informal unpaid caregivers. The number of informal unpaid caregivers is expected to rise from 20 million in 2000 to 37 million in 2050 (Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation [ASPE], 2003). Because of the burden of care giving, many caregivers will experience depression, poor health and quality of life (Etters, Goodall, & Harrison, 2008)....   [tags: Nursing]
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Teenage Stress - TEENAGE STRESS Laura sits in her room surrounded by a stack of notes, cramming for a test that she entirely forgot about, while James stares blankly at a college application. He also has the knowledge that he must be at work in 20 minutes, and that his car hardly has any gas left in it. Both of these teenagers suffer from a common dilemma, stress. Stress is a reaction to external and internal pressure. It is a normal function that helps people in their daily lives ("Stress: Who"). Without some level of stress, individuals wouldn't have the motivation to meet deadlines or complete projects ("Stress: Who")....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Teenage Stress - Stress is the way the body reacts. It is an unavoidable consequence of life. Teen stress is a big issue in today's society. Recent studies have shown that teens may develop more stress then adults. Few adults can remember the truth about adolescence. "Their minds "censor" their memories, and have them believe that being a teenager was was one big party, free of cares and responsibilities"( ). There aren't that many adults around who realize what adolescence was really like. The anguish, the fear, the anxiety, the stress....   [tags: essays research papers] 1054 words
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Stress in the workplace - Stress in the Work Place Stress by definition is an interaction between individuals and any source of demand (stressor) within their environment. Employment can be an exciting challenge for many individuals; it can also be a tremendous source of stress. (Long, Bonita C.) Stress in the work place can cause many individuals harm emotionally and physically. Several reasons for the intense amounts of stress are; too many demands from co-workers, supervisors constantly breathing down your back, elevated noise levels in the work place, lack of knowledge for a particular position, co-workers not upholding their responsibility to help with the task at hand, and favoritism....   [tags: essays research papers] 547 words
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Job Stress - Over the past few decades, many people are hearing more about job related stress. With many households depending on duel incomes, people are working more and having less leisure time. Many claim that job stress has contributed to such illnesses as heart disease, depression, gastric problems, exhaustion, and many other related illnesses. This paper will focus on the background issues surrounding stress; as well as, the steps that need to be taken by one’s self and the employer. According to The Random House Dictionary, stress is defined as “physical, mental, or emotional tension.'; Job stress occurs when demands are imposed upon the workers in which they can not meet those demands, or when there are not enough adequate supplies or information available for the employee to perform their job as required (Paine, 1982, pg....   [tags: essays research papers] 3041 words
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