Stress And Health Problems Facing People Today

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Social Stress and Health Kasia Tuturice SOC 240 November 26, 2014 Professor: Dr. Jodi Levinthal Introduction Stress can make existing problems worse. It is very important to recognize that interaction between the human mind and body represents a critical factor in regarding to health. Illness of any kind disrupts routines and interferes with day-to-day functions, all of which stresses an individual. Stress affects the mind, body, and behavior in many ways, and everyone experiences stress differently. Not only can overwhelming stress lead to serious mental and physical health problems, it can also take a toll on your relationships at home, work, and school. People stress about a lot of things such as work, finances, our health, relationships, screaming kids, barking dogs, marriage, divorce, and so on. With so many sources of stress, it is difficult to find time to relax. This is why, in my opinion, stress is one of the biggest health problems facing people today. There are various stress related topics. This paper will describe three of them. What is stress and how does our body respond to it? What causes stress and what are the social factors of stress? How do people react to extreme situations, such as natural disasters and to ordinary life events like losing their job? People under large amounts of stress can become tired, sick, and unable to concentrate or think clearly. Sometimes, they even suffer mental breakdowns. According to Cockerham, “Embarrassment
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