Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD): In this chapter I learned what posttraumatic stress disorder is and how it affects the body. It is a very severe disorder which occurs after a major event; such as, military combat, personal assault, and natural disasters. A victim of PTSD usually experiences frightening thoughts and memories of their ordeal. They also experience sleep problems, emotional numbing, easily startled, and even suicide. I found this information to be important and useful because doctors can diagnose patients and get them help. Instead of the patient wondering, “ what’s wrong with me?”, the patient can get medical help and hopefully feel a sy of relief.
Background stressors: Background stressors, also known as daily hassles, are a part our daily life. They are the persistent nagging, irritations at home, school and work, which affect us all. Background stressors are not harmful; yet, the cumulative effect of background stressors can be harmful. Knowing what background stressors and what they cause is very useful so we can alleviate some of the stress.
Psychophysiological disorders: A mental illness or disorder is a psychological or behavioral pattern associated with subjective distress that is not a part of normal development. These disorders are usually influenced by an interaction of psychological, emotional, and physical difficulties. Patients with psychological disorders have a harder time handing stress and coping with life. It has become easier to diagnose patients with these disorders, due to an incline of research done by scientist.
General adaptation syndrome...