Stress & Schizophrenia

What Long Lasting Effects of Stress do We Need to be concerned With?
Robbie MacArthur IV

Going through a stressful situation can be enough to drive you mad, but when you go through stress over a long period time, it can cause actual physical harm. While stressed, the sympathetic part of the nervous system initiates a 'fight or flight' reaction, which helps us deal with stressful situations. After the danger has passed, the parasympathetic branch of the nervous system picks up, which decreases heartbeat and relaxes blood vessels. In healthier people, the parasympathetic picks up to balance it out, but in more stressed out people, it doesn't pick up, which leaves the person unable ...

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that stress changes the way blood clots, which greatly increases the risk of heart attacks.
Stress can also cause Gastric Ulcers, which are areas in the gastrointestinal tract which are highly acidic and very painful. Ulcers happen when gastric acids start to erode the stomach lining. Stress has been known to increase production of gastric acids, which overproduction can cause these painful ulcers.
Stress can also cause Erectile Dysfunction. Erections rely on the sympathetic section of the nervous system, but due to stress, things can go awry and you could switch from sympathetic to parasympathetic, which could lead to either loss of erection or premature ejaculation (or both). Blood pressure can also be a factor in this situation. (Conforth, 2010)
Stress is also known to cause depression. If somebody is faced with multiple stressful situations at once, it may be hard for them to cope, and they get overwhelmed. In turn, it may become hard for you to handle relationships, tasks ...

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was also among the first to suggest to his staff to treat the patients with compassion and understanding. (Plotnik, 2011)
During "treatments" it may seem like the patients were being treated like animals, but the real humiliation came from the shows that they starred in. Tickets were sold to audiences who wanted to see these wild beasts, and laugh at them and their despair.
Soon there was reform and these people that were being treated like animals were moved to institutions where they could receive proper attention. These institutions soon became overcrowded and the public lost interest and the treatments went downhill. Handcuffs and straitjackets were brought back as a means to treat ...

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Added: 5/1/2012 04:58:02 AM
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Category: Psychology
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