Effects of Stress - 39816

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Identify steps of general adaptation syndrome, emotional, cognitive, and possible health effects

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            Negative reactions to stress can have correspondingly negative impacts on both body and mind. The most common of these have been categorized as General Adaptation Syndrome (GAS) by Hans Selye (Health News Net). According to Selye, the initial reaction to stress, dubbed the “Alarm Reaction” is a first impact decrease in the body’s immune system when stress is initially encountered. If stress is prolonged or otherwise regularly encountered the body begins the “Resistance” phase of Selye’s General