Emotional Health Terms

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Adrenaline

Release during the alarm stage of stress

Bipolar Disorder

Manic depression

Brain Death

No brain activity

Clinical Death

Heart and lungs stop

Cortisol

damaging stress hormone

Defense Mechanisms

Denial is an example of these

Depression

Overwhelming sadness requiring treatment

Destress

Bad stress

Dysthymia

Minor depression

Emotions

Feelings

Endorphins

body's natural pain killers

Eustress

Good stress

General Adaptation Syndrome

The stress response

Hospice

Care for the terminally ill

Mental Illness

Brain disorders

Personality

Ones unique set of characteristics

Post-traumatic stress syndrome

Symptoms include flashbacks of the trauma

Psychosomatic

Mind body connection

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Treatment includes light treatment / therapy

Self Esteem

How you feel about yourself

Serotonin

Neurotransmitter that helps with depression

Stigma

Mark of social disgrace

Stress

Bodies way of adapting to demands of life

Stressors

Cause of stress

Thanatology

Study of death and dying

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