Stress Vs Chronic Stress

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Stress is an influential cause in psychological disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder, major depressive disorder and (ADD). Stress is “the process of appraising and responding to a threatening or challenging event” (Myers, 2014, page 406). Chronic stress is one of the two types of stress. Chronic stress “can occur in response to everyday stressors that are ignored or poorly managed, as well as to exposure to traumatic events” (Understanding Chronic Stress). Chronic stress comes from events such as the loss of a loved one or losing your job. “Stress is a normal psychological and physical reaction to positive or negative situations in your life” (Mayo Clinic). When these events occur, individuals don’t want to face the reality and the emotions of the situation, so they simply try to ignore what they are feeling. Ignoring built up prolonged stress causes major depressive disorder, stressful events can cause one to have a schizophrenic episode, cause bipolar mood swings between the depressed and manaia states.
Prolonged or chronic stress can cause Major Depressive Disorder. Major Depressive Disorder is a “disorder in which a person experiences, in the absence of drugs or another medical condition, two or more weeks with five or more symptoms, at least one of which must be either (1) depressed mood or (2) loss of interest or pleasure” (Myers, 2014, page 545). Depression
Bipolar disorder is a “disorder in which a person alternates between the hopelessness and
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