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In Stress and Health

Is There a Link Between Stress and Our Immunity?

As we have discussed earlier, psychological stress should be distinguished in accordance with its duration and intensity. The psycho-neuroimmunological community recognizes an acute stress and a chronic stress. Both types of stress have different impact on the functioning of the immune system. The sympathetic nervous system (SNS) and the hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal (HPA) axis are activated by any psychological stress. The SNS is responsible for regulating the heart rate through secreting catecholomines, while the HPA axis controls the corticosteroids release from the…

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In Stress and Coping

How to Achieve Happiness?

All of us consider the notion of happiness as something we can get through our personal achievements and accomplishments. On the path to this goal we face quite a number of problems, which very often lead to stress exposure. When we achieve what we wanted and expected to have a fierce feeling of happiness, we experience disappointment as did not receive what had desired and struggled. Why is it so? Maybe happiness is something else? Can it be acquired, stored,…

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In Stress and Coping

What Method Of Stress Coping Does Work?

Just imagine a scenario when a couple is moving in the car along the road with different landscaping on both road sides. The passenger sees the puddles and dirt from her side, while the driver sees blooming field flowers. The couple starts discussing what they see; and cannot understand each other as see the same event from different perspectives. The essence of this story was that the passenger allowed her view to become limited. She could only see what lay…

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In Stress and Health

Continue the phrase “Stress Is…”

We all talk about stress when face a challenging situation. But, do we understand what we mean when we pronounce this word? What is stress? In biological psychology, stress is defined as acute stress, episodic acute stress, and chronic stress. This differentiation is based on symptoms and duration. In this discussion, I would like to touch only acute and chronic types of stress, as they are connected to our physiological health. Acute stress is recognized as the most commonly met form of stress…

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