Psychology & Psychiatry

Exploring the biological basis for resilience

In a world in which it can sometimes feel that bad news lurks around every corner, it can be tough just to get out of bed. But some people seem uniquely able to weather even particularly traumatic or challenging experiences—abuse, ...

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Stress (biological)

Stress is a biological term which refers to the consequences of the failure of a human or animal to respond appropriately to emotional or physical threats to the organism, whether actual or imagined. It includes a state of alarm and adrenaline production, short-term resistance as a coping mechanism, and exhaustion. Common stress symptoms include irritability, muscular tension, inability to concentrate and a variety of physical reactions, such as headaches and elevated heart rate.

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