Flashcards in Stress, Physical Illness and Coping Deck (9)
What is "stress"
An imbalance between the demands made on us and our personal resources to deal with these demands
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
What is Primary and Secondary Appraisal?
Primary: Appraisal of the event
Secondary: Appraisal of the personal coping abilities / personal resources
What % of patients in Primary Care show physical symptoms related to psycho-social stress?
What % of patients in Hospital Out-patient clinics show MUS?
40 - 50%
What is Takutsubo Cardiomyopathy also known as?
Broken Heart Syndrome
What are Medically Unexplained Symptoms?
Physical symptoms not explained by organic disease which cause distress and impair functioning
Give 3 examples of Medically Descriptive Terms
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome