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Health Test 2


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Definition of Stress
The body and mind's reaction to everyday demands.
Define Distress
negative stress
Define Eustress
positive stress
Define Stressors
Any stimulus that produces a stress response.
4 Types of Stressors





Define adrenaline
emergency hormone
Body's reactions to adrenaline
  • Increased heart rate
  • Increased energy
  • Perspiration
  • Increased breathing
Define fatigue
tired feeling that lowers the body's level of activity
3 Types of Fatigue
  1. Physical
  2. Pathological
  3. Psychological
Traits of a Type A person
  • Competitive
  • Perfectionist
  • Time oriented
  • Stubborn
Traits of a Type B personality
  • Laid back
  • Relaxed
  • Flexible
Negative ways to handle stress
  • Violence
  • Substance abuse
  • Suicide
  • Eating disorders
How to keep stress under control
  • Exercise
  • Sleep
  • Don't overschedule
  • Be realistic
Define Depression
A medical condition that leads to an intense feeling of sadness and despair
4 types of depression
  1. Manic Depressive: Extreme highs and lows, also called Bipolar Disorder
  2. Seasonal Effective Disorder:  lack of sunlight
  3. Major Depressive Disorder: lack of inter
4 Signs of depression
  1. Loss of interest
  2. Avoidance of others
  3. Fatigue
  4. Poor Appetite
5 Causes of Depression
  1. Hereditary
  2. Stressful Event
  3. Substance Abuse
  4. Physical Illness
  5. No Cause
Methods of Treatment for Depression
  • Anti-depressants
  • Therapy
  • Exercise
Percentage of teens that are depressed
Define Suicide

The intentional taking of one's own life


Permanent solution to temporary problems 

3 Causes of Suicide
  1. Disappointment
  2. Depression
  3. Substance Abuse
Number of 15-24 year olds that commit suicide each year
__ leading cause of death in the 15-24 year old age group
__ youth suicides each day
A suicide occurs evey __ minutes somewhere on earth
Every 7 minutes
__% of parents are unaware that their child is suicidal
Ratio between number of women that attempt suicide to number of men that attempt suicide
1-4 Ratio
(Males or Females) complete suicide more often.
Most common methods of male suicide
  1. Firearms
  2. Hangings
Most common methods of female suicide
  1. Pills
  2. Slit wrists
In a typical high school classroom, an average of __ students will commit suicide within the year.
An average of 3.

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