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 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 0 443 03954 2 page 252