Kinds of Stress Response

There are four kinds of stress response. Some reduce an animal's state of being; others enhance it. Understress occurs in simple environments that lack certain features (social companions, play items) (stimulus underload). Sometimes animals give behavioral signs of understress (lethargy; exaggerated, repetitive activity apparently devoid of purpose (stereotypy); some other disturbed behavior). Eustress (good stress): situations of extraordinary responses, but which the animal finds tolerable or even enjoyable. Overstress: environmental situations that provoke minor stress responses. Distress (bad stress): circumstances that provoke major stress responses. Judging from signs of negative emotions (anxiety, fear, frustration, pain), distress causes an animal to suffer, but to what extent is not yet known.

Eliminating Stress and Anxiety From Your Life

Eliminating Stress and Anxiety From Your Life

It seems like you hear it all the time from nearly every one you know I'm SO stressed out!? Pressures abound in this world today. Those pressures cause stress and anxiety, and often we are ill-equipped to deal with those stressors that trigger anxiety and other feelings that can make us sick. Literally, sick.

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