The Effects Of Stress On The Development Of Depression

1562 WordsNov 5, 20157 Pages
As a class the mean for life events stressors was about 323.5 which is very hazardous because previous research suggested that people that scored above 300 on the life events stressors survey are associated with greater risk of infectious diseases such as flu and other stress related psychological symptoms like anxiety. Also one other thing that grabbed my attention was that my scores compared to the class average were high. As we all know stress is a body 's method of reacting to a challenge. According to the stressful event, the body 's way to respond to stress is by sympathetic nervous system activation which results in the fight or flight response. Stress is known to be one of the major causal factors of depression. Large stressors in life, such as divorce or death in the family, are all known to be related to the development of depression in people. Such traumatic or sudden events can place severe stress on a person that can lead to problems such as depression. College requires significantly more effort from students than high school. Once you enroll in a college you will probably find many students are more motivated, your instructors are more demanding, the work is more difficult, and you are expected to be more independent. These higher academic standards and expectations are even more obvious in graduate school. As a result of these new demands, it is common for college students to experience greater levels of stress related to academics. Many students find that
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