Psychological and Psychophysiological Stress Disorders
Respond to the following:
1. Stress can be the root cause of psychological disorders. Name four symptoms shared by acute and posttraumatic stress disorders.
Re-experiencing traumatic events, recurring nightmares, dreams, or memories connected to a traumatic event.
Avoidance towards activities that bring memories of the traumatic event.
Lack of responsiveness or a feeling of detachment from others. Trouble with memory, feeling of de-realization.
Increased anxiety, arousal, or guilt, they may feel guilty or surviving a traumatic event.
2. What life events are most likely to trigger a stress disorder?
There are several events that trigger stress disorders such as combat and war can cause a soldier to experience PTSD or acute stress disorder; another type of event that may cause stress disorder is Natural disasters, and individuals of Victims of crime and abuse may also cause stress disorders.
3. Traumatic events do not always result in a diagnosable psychological disorder. What factors determine how a person may be affected by one such event? The factors that might help to determine how a person may be affected by an event that could potentially cause stress disorders are biological or genetics, personality, childhood experiences, social support, and the severity of trauma.
4. What is the link between personality styles and heart disease?
The link between