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Psychological and Psychophysiological Stress Disorders
Respond to the following:
1. Stress can be the root cause of psychological disorders. Name four symptoms shared by acute and posttraumatic stress disorders.
Emotional detachment, numbness, derealization, and reduction of awareness of surrounding events
2. What life events are most likely to trigger a stress disorder?
Traumatic events that were witnessed or experienced, such as disaster, rape, abuse emotional or physical, violent assaults, war and kidnapping can all lead to a stress disorder. There is also the possibility of a family history of PTSD or depression, which may also affect a person in triggering a stress disorder.
3. Traumatic events do not always result in a diagnosable psychological disorder. What factors determine how a person may be affected by one such event?
The factors that determine whether a person is affected by a traumatic event include, recurring emotional images or memories, interpersonal relationships may become strained, physical symptoms such as nausea and migraine headaches, and shock.
4. What are the four stages in meeting the psychological needs of disaster victims?
The four stages would be to Establish Rapport. Talk to the victims and encourage them to talk about their feelings as well as their needs. Listen. Take the time to listen and understand the victim. Empathize. Demonstrate that you understand the victim's concerns or worries and that such feelings are to be expected. Confidentiality. Do not repeat their personal information to other people.
5. What is the link between personality styles and heart disease?
6. List and briefly describe four psychological treatments for physical disorders.
Four ways to treat these physical disorders, psychologically are to alter the consequences of pain behaviors, which would be to withhold...