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Flashcards in Stress, Physical Illness and Coping Deck (9)
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1

What is "stress"

An imbalance between the demands made on us and our personal resources to deal with these demands

2

Life events such as weddings, exams etc do not directly lead to stress, but more out interpretation of it. What is this process called?

Appraisal of the event

3

What is Primary and Secondary Appraisal?

Primary: Appraisal of the event
Secondary: Appraisal of the personal coping abilities / personal resources

4

What % of patients in Primary Care show physical symptoms related to psycho-social stress?

25%

5

What % of patients in Hospital Out-patient clinics show MUS?

40 - 50%

6

What is Takutsubo Cardiomyopathy also known as?

Broken Heart Syndrome

7

What are Medically Unexplained Symptoms?

Physical symptoms not explained by organic disease which cause distress and impair functioning

8

Give 3 examples of Medically Descriptive Terms

Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Fibromyalgia

9

Give 2 examples of Healthy Coping Strategies

Problem Solving
Emotion Focused Coping