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Therefore, we also discuss this issue in greater detail in Chapter 3. 4. Stress is a response, or reaction, to some stimulus. 1. 5. The stress response represents a physiological reaction, as defined in the Selyean tradition (Cannon, 1914; Selye, 1956); Everly (1985a; Everly & Sobelman, 1987) has extended this concept somewhat and conceptualizes the stress response as a “physiologic mechanism of mediation,” that is, a medium to bring about a result or effect. More specifically, the stress response may be viewed as the physiological link between any given stressor and its target-organ effect.

3 depicts the relationship between stress and health/performance. As stress increases, so does health/performance and general well-being. However, as stress continues to increase, a point of maximal return is reached. This point may be called the optimal stress level, because it becomes deleterious to the organism should stress arousal increase. The point at which an individual’s optimal stress level is reached, that is, the apex of one’s tolerance for stress as a productive force, seems to be THE CONCEPT OF STRESS 13 a function of genetic, biological, acquired physiological, and behavioral factors.

Are the manifestations of chronically repeated and/or intense triggerings of the psychophysiological stress response (see Chapter 3). Treating the endorgan pathologies is clearly within the realm of the physician or nonmedical specialist in behavioral medicine. However, the traditional psychologist, counselor, physical therapist, social worker, or health educator can effectively intervene in the treatment of the stress arousal process itself. This includes treating the excessive stress/anxiety that accompanies, and often exacerbates, chronic infectious and degenerative diseases.

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