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Stress
What is stress?
body's physical and psychological
response to anything you perceive as
overwhelming
may be viewed as a res...
Some things that cause stress:
  Fears
  Uncertainty
  Attitudes
  Perception
  Family
  Relationships
  Work
  Personal i...
Brief History of Stress
Was first described in 1936, by the
Hungarian scientist Hans Selye
(1907-82)
Achieved by a powerfu...
Signs and Symptoms
Variety of emotional, behavioral,
and even physical symptoms
Symptoms of stress vary among
different in...
Physical Symptoms
Sleep disturbances
Muscle tension
Headache
Gastrointestinal disturbances
Fatigue
Emotional/Behavioral
        Symptoms
Nervousness
Anxiety
Loss of enthusiasm or energy
Mood change
Changes in eating habit...
Keep Stress Under Control:
Don’t over schedule
Be realistic
Get a good night's sleep
If something bothers you, talk about ...
Statistics
         (NOT at west)
More than 3 out of 5 doctor visits are for
stress related problems
23% of women professi...
Stat’s. FROM West Senior

Do you feel stressed?
  -yes 66.7%
  -sometimes 33.3%
  -no 0%
West Senior Stat’s. con’t.
What do you feel is the main cause of
stress in high school students?
   -school 93.3%
   -fami...
West Senior Stat’s con’t.
How do you handle your stress?
   • Right from the students
 -listen to music
 -punch something
...
West Senior Stat’s con’t.
Do you think that stress can effect your
health?
  -yes 93.3%
  -i don’t know 6.7%
  -no 0%
Health Problems
problems sleeping
chest pain
elevated blood pressure
upset stomach
headaches
Help!
If you or someone you know are
stressed and it is effecting your daily
life, please get help before something
bigger...
-Different levels of stress
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  1. 1. Stress
  2. 2. What is stress? body's physical and psychological response to anything you perceive as overwhelming may be viewed as a result of life's challenges any situation or thought that makes you feel frustrated, angry, or anxious
  3. 3. Some things that cause stress: Fears Uncertainty Attitudes Perception Family Relationships Work Personal illness Finances School
  4. 4. Brief History of Stress Was first described in 1936, by the Hungarian scientist Hans Selye (1907-82) Achieved by a powerful presence in everyday life as a means of explaining the impact on work, personal life and emotional experience on health It can happen to anyone of any age
  5. 5. Signs and Symptoms Variety of emotional, behavioral, and even physical symptoms Symptoms of stress vary among different individuals
  6. 6. Physical Symptoms Sleep disturbances Muscle tension Headache Gastrointestinal disturbances Fatigue
  7. 7. Emotional/Behavioral Symptoms Nervousness Anxiety Loss of enthusiasm or energy Mood change Changes in eating habits – including overeating – under eating
  8. 8. Keep Stress Under Control: Don’t over schedule Be realistic Get a good night's sleep If something bothers you, talk about it or write it on paper Try to relax Solve problems before they get to big
  9. 9. Statistics (NOT at west) More than 3 out of 5 doctor visits are for stress related problems 23% of women professionals, and 19% of their male peers, say they feel super- stressed
  10. 10. Stat’s. FROM West Senior Do you feel stressed? -yes 66.7% -sometimes 33.3% -no 0%
  11. 11. West Senior Stat’s. con’t. What do you feel is the main cause of stress in high school students? -school 93.3% -family 73.3% -boyfriend/girlfriend 53.3% -work 60.0% -finding a college 40.0%
  12. 12. West Senior Stat’s con’t. How do you handle your stress? • Right from the students -listen to music -punch something -sleep -writing it out -keep it bottled in
  13. 13. West Senior Stat’s con’t. Do you think that stress can effect your health? -yes 93.3% -i don’t know 6.7% -no 0%
  14. 14. Health Problems problems sleeping chest pain elevated blood pressure upset stomach headaches
  15. 15. Help! If you or someone you know are stressed and it is effecting your daily life, please get help before something bigger happens. Contact your doctor or a consoler
  16. 16. -Different levels of stress
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