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Stress Mastery: The Art of Coping Gracefully by Ph.D. LAUREL BRUCATO, Ph.D. DOMINIC BRUCATO, Ph.D. JUAN R. ABASCAL

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What You Will Learn in this Chapter

  • To define stress.

  • To discriminate between eustress and distress.

  • To describe the effects of stress on physical, psychological, and occupational functioning.

  • To understand the relationship between stress and illness.

  • To assess your own level of stress with the Life Readjustment Scale.

  • To recognize the fight-or-flight reaction.

  • To list the symptoms and signs of fight-or-flight activation.

  • To describe the General Adaptation Syndrome (GAS).

  • To understand the mind–body connection.

  • To identify how the mind–body connection relates to placebo effects.

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