Behavioral Responses

Stress elicits a broad range of behavioral responses in which the profile is dependent upon characteristics of the organism (i.e., coping ability, dominance order) and the stressor (i.e., severity, duration). Most often these behaviors are indicative of fear and anxiety. Animals frequently exhibit decreases in exploratory activity and social interaction while exhibiting increases in locomotor activity, vocalization, and inappropriate behaviors (e.g., stereotypies) in response to stressors. Typically, stress causes changes in normal behaviors instead of causing new behaviors. In general, behavioral adjustments to stress are adaptive in nature. It has been suggested that at the onset or during mild bouts of stress, behavioral adjustments can modulate the animal back to ''normal'' without eliciting a physiological response.[4] During mild thermal stress one can only detect behavioral adjustments in response to thermal stress (end of the comfort zone), which may be enough to help the animal cope. In fact, it's not until the thermal environment changes further that the animal requires measurable behavioral and physiological adjustments. Despite these adjustments, the homeokinetic responses are within normal range.[4] Essentially, it's not until the animal experiences

Do Not Panic

Do Not Panic

This guide Don't Panic has tips and additional information on what you should do when you are experiencing an anxiety or panic attack. With so much going on in the world today with taking care of your family, working full time, dealing with office politics and other things, you could experience a serious meltdown. All of these things could at one point cause you to stress out and snap.

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