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What are the ill effects of distress? - Psychology

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What are the ill effects of distress?

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Solution

Distress is a negative type of stress.
It may be -

  1. Acute Distress, i.e., intense, short-term negative stress
  2. Chronic distress, i.e., long-lasting, recurrent negative stress.

While experiencing distress, our body is flooded with emergency response hormones such as Adrenaline and Cortisol. Adrenaline increases heart rate elevates blood pressure and boosts energy supply. Cortisol, the primary stress hormone, increases sugar (glucose) in the bloodstream, enhances the brain's use of glucose, and increases the availability of substances that repair tissues. Other ill effects include the inability to concentrate, headaches, fatigue, insomnia, aggression, depression, etc.

Concept: Types of Stress
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Balbharati Psychology 11th Standard Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 6 Stress
Exercise | Q 2. i) | Page 73
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