• Benjamin B. Wolman


Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary defines stress as pressure or strain. Wolman’s Dictionary of Behavioral Science (1973) defines stress as a condition of physical or mental strain that produces changes in the autonomic nervous system. Stress is a state of pressure that puts enormous demands on the organism. Sometimes, the stress may be more than the organism can cope with.


Behavioral Medicine Threatening Stimulus Psychosomatic Symptom Psychosomatic Disorder Secondary Appraisal 


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