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What are the key features of Selye’s General Adaptation Syndrome?

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What are the key features of Selye’s General Adaptation Syndrome? During the last decades one major health issue has become more and more important in society: stress. There is nearly no newspaper that does not contain at least a short article blaming stress to be the cause of managers or athletes breaking down. Hans Selye believed that the stress reaction includes three different phases: alarm, resistance and exhaustion. He defined this phenomenon as the General Adaptation Syndrome (GAS) which contains the direct effect of stress on an individual, the endogenous reaction to defend an impending damage and the endogenous reaction to impend excessive defense measures (Copstead & Banasik, p. 15, 2012). Nowadays individuals greatest enemy seems to be stress. Everybody talks about it and everybody seems to have it. However according to Hans Selye stress is nothing that needs to be avoided but rather something that is unavoidable. It is a permanent companion in life that benefits not only personal development but also every kind of physical and mental enhancement. Even while sleeping the human body is under stress which is why Selye points out that the only possible moment where stress is not present is when an individual is dead(Copstead & Banasik, p. 12, 15, 2012). The steps of the general adaptation syndrome that I would experience are alarm reaction, which is the body’s initial response to any stressors. This reaction mobilizes or arouses the body in preparation to defend itself against a stressor. This reaction involves a number of body changes, which are initiated by the brain and further regulated by the endocrine system and the sympathetic division of the autonomic nervous system. Reference Copstead-Kirkhorn, L., & Banasik, J. L. (2014). Pathophysiology, 5th Edition. [VitalSource Bookshelf version]. Retrieved from http://online.vitalsource.com/books/978-1-4557-2650-9/id/B9781455726509000024_c0002


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