Stress-related Disorders

Stress

A psychological process initiated by events that threaten, harm or challenge an organism or that exceed available coping resources. Stress is characterized by psychological responses that are directed towards adaptation.[1]
The wear and tear on the body in response to stressful agents. Selye[[1]] called such agents stressors and said they could be physical, physiological, psychological or sociocultural." The principles of management are the same as for the chronic ulcer.” [2]

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  1. Medical Dictionary ISBN 81-7473-178-4 page 834
  2. CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE POCKET MEDICAL DICTIONARY 14th Edition ISBN O 443 03954 2 page 252
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