Effects of stress on body systems

stress effects

Stress affects the systems in the body and puts you at risk for adverse health effects. Everybody responds differently to stressors, so stress vary from person to person. For example, stressors could bring on a migraine in one person and depression in another.


General adaptation syndrome

The stages of stress

Stress can be defined in many ways. According to Hans Selye, the father of modern research on stress and people’s responses to it, stress is the “non-specific response of the body to any demand for change”. Since the early 1930s, researchers have struggled to define and understand stress.


Stress and coping mechanisms

Coping mechanisms

Coping mechanisms are ways to which external or internal stress is managed, adapted to or acted upon. Susan Folkman and Richard Lazarus define coping as "constantly changing cognitive and behavioral efforts to manage specific external and/or internal demands that are appraised as taxing".


Stress in our life

What is stress?

What is Stress? Stress is the physical, mental and emotional human response to a particular stimulus, otherwise called as ‘stressor’. It is the adaption/coping-response that helps the body to prepare for challenging situations. Stress can be either negative or positive, depending on the stressor.