Stress, Mind & Body

4 April 2015
Examines studies on negative effects of stress on mind & body. Depression, heart problems, anxiety, anger, hormones; treatments.

The concept of stress, physiological and psychological, has undergone a gradual change in definition and treatment over the past hundred years. Generally defined by some specialists as the feeling of pressure and lack of confidence in overcoming external difficulties and obstacles of either subjective or objective nature, the stress is different to every individual. The medical profession paid very little attention to stress until the Civil War. So common were complaints of heart palpitations by injured solders that the term soldier’s heart was created. During the Civil War, doctors took their first look at widespread stress. In World War I, the shell shock syndrome was attributed to damaged blood vessels in the brain inflicted by the repeated sonic pounding of heavy…
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