Stress is not as easy to define that you may think. Perhaps, the most common definition that you could get is that it is an event or situation, which forces a person to adapt to the event. Needless to say, stress is an event itself as well as a reaction to the event that has undergone through it. What may stress a person may bring fun to another. For example, some people have fear of elevated areas, whereas other people might find it exciting.
Psychological stress is said to be more with how you turn off of the body’s stress responses to a situation.
The first’s reaction of the body for stress is to increase the flow of hormones adrenaline and cortisol in the bloodstream. This can be compared to raising the heart rate, redirecting blood from the extremities and stomach to the vital organs, changing the consistency of blood for potential injury and making our senses awarer.
This can be compared to a charge in a battery. The body charges pumps up like a high voltage battery ready to be use. Charging the battery without discharging all the electricity left will cause an overload; thus an explosion will soon follow. Simply put, the body cannot handle too much adrenaline and will cause some heart problems in the future.
Some researchers believe that psychological stress comes from a real event that used to disturbed a person. This might lead for the patient to suffer from a split personality. As the event retreat into the past other sentiments within the persons psyche anxiety and stress tend to increase. As a result, the person might think that he/she isn’t attractive to the opposite sex.
However, all the issues mentioned above are just in the mind of the person. Overtime, the body thinks that it is in some form of stress, therefore, reacting to it. If this could not be treated early, this might lead to health problems.
The best way to deal with the problem is through counseling because there is nothing that the person can do to change the event. Counseling makes the person allows the person to accept the initial stressful event and rationalize the subsequent stress inducing thoughts. However, with psychological, a person has a hard time recognizing psychological stress. That is why group session is the best way to help these people.