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By M Foster Olive

Examines the phenomenon of rigidity and the way it impacts us psychologically, emotionally, and bodily. This publication examines significant demanding occasions besides numerous pressure issues, together with post-traumatic tension disease. It additionally includes chapters that take care of a variety of forms of baby abuse and their results on psychological and actual future health.

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On the other hand, biologically speaking, some people may have a genetic makeup that makes their brains more sensitive to cortisol and the way it changes the activity of chemical messengers such as noradrenaline and serotonin. Today, most scientists believe that depression is the result of an interaction between one’s genetic makeup and how he or she reacts to stress. When Is Stress Life-Threatening? The detrimental effects of chronic stress on health are usually gradual and evolve over periods of months or years.

The traumatic event is persistently reexperienced through recurrent images, thoughts, illusions, dreams, flashbacks, or a sense of reliving the event; 4. objects, places, conversations, activities, or people associated with the traumatic event cause emotional distress and are avoided; 5. the person shows symptoms of anxiety and arousal, such as insomnia or difficulty sleeping, inability to concentrate, irritability, increased startle response (“jumpiness”), or restlessness; 6. the disturbance caused by the traumatic event significantly interferes with a person’s social, occupational, or academic functioning; also, the symptoms inhibit the person from seeking medical or legal help, or telling other family members about the event; and 7.

The disturbance lasts for at least two days but not more than four weeks following the traumatic event. 27 28 Child Abuse and Stress Disorders In addition to these seven criteria for making a diagnosis of ASD, the symptoms described above cannot be the result of taking any medication, another medical condition, or another psychological disorder. Since one of the main criteria for the diagnosis of ASD is the presence of symptoms of anxiety, ASD is considered an anxiety disorder. The criteria for a diagnosis of ASD are very similar to that for PTSD, and ASD is often considered a precursor for PTSD.

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