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specialized in stress, life's petty annoyances, and frustrations
things that bother you everyday
2 possibilities, each have good AND bad qualities, attracted and repelled at the same time
see stress, hit it head on, see stress as being problem oriented, need to make some changes, immediate issues
attack problem head on and find solution, anger can be effective if expressed with restraint
deciding on a more realistic solution or goal when the ideal solution or goal is not practical
placing unacceptable impulses in yourself onto somone else
ex. losing an argument and saying "you're stupid"
making up excuses for your behavior
ex. "I was fired because i didn't kiss up to the boss"
physical symptoms and other signs of strain appear as we struggle against increasing psychological disorganization
use of inappropriate coping techniques
completely exhausted after a period of chronic stress
ineffective coping mechanisms
synical belief that nothing is worth it
leads to Stockholm Syndrome
people who have been kidnapped have identified with the captors and want to please them
everything HAS to be perfect, deal with life with patience and hostility, constantly striving for stress, everything has to be in order, never late
----high blood pressure, higher heart rate, more likely to get coronary heart disease
"disstressed personality" depression, shyness, pessimistic, sarcastic, cornary heart disease, too much cortizol (can cause heart attack
studies reaction between stress and the immune system, endocrine system, and our nervous system
4 proven ways to reduce stress
calm down, reach out, religion and alturism, learn to cope effectively
be proactive, anticipate stressful events and take stepsto avoid them or minimize impact
taking a second to look back at a stressful event and look for the positive things
Extreme stressors in order
5 Combat and other threatening attacks
3 things that help people with PTSD
need to be at sight of trauma, emotional support from family and friends, and expectation that the person will return back to normal life
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