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Relationship between stress and physical illness

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  • Essay length: 1100 words
  • Submitted: 15/12/2002
  • Marked by teacher: (?) Diane Apeah-Kubi
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This essay aimed to discuss the relationship between stress and ill-health. A definition of stress is given and there was a reasonably good explanation given as to how it impacts negatively on health. At one point there was a lot of science talk regarding cells, which, if this is what the requirement of the essay was, is fine. If not, remember the keep the essay title in mind as you write.
The writing style was good overall but there were several spelling errors which could be minimised by careful proof-reading. Remember to include a list of references at the end of the work. Make sure the work finishes with a brief conclusion, reminding the reader of what you have covered.
3/5

Marked by teacher Diane Apeah-Kubi 06/06/2013

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Psycology, Relationship between stress and physical illness

Stress is the body's emergency response to real or imagined danger. A stress reaction prepares the body for a burst of action to fight or flee a threat. The heart races, hands get cold and sweaty, muscles tense, and the stomach feels jittery. Stress that lasts a long time can exhaust the body and cause a frazzled mental state of feeling worried and overwhelmed. Any event, thought, or situation that causes stress is called a stressor.

Stress aids survival, especially in cases when extraordinary effort can overcome real physical dangers. Stress was particularly useful for prehistoric people when life was filled with such stressors as defending shelter and hunting large animals. As civilization developed, life for most people became less physically dangerous. But as society became more complex, mental and emotional challenges increased and became common stressors.

Stress is not always useful as a response to mental and emotional stressors. A mild level of stress can provide a sense of excitement and help people perform at their peak. But severe stress can fill people with worry and prevent effective behavior. Stress that lasts a long time can weaken

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MbT essay summary

This essay aimed to discuss the relationship between stress and ill-health. A definition of stress is given and there was a reasonably good explanation given as to how it impacts negatively on health. At one point there was a lot of science talk regarding cells, which, if this is what the requirement of the essay was, is fine. If not, remember the keep the essay title in mind as you write.
The writing style was good overall but there were several spelling errors which could be minimised by careful proof-reading. Remember to include a list of references at the end of the work. Make sure the work finishes with a brief conclusion, reminding the reader of what you have covered.
3/5

Marked by teacher Diane Apeah-Kubi 06/06/2013

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