Components of Human Stress Response: Coping With Hospitalization in Adolescents
Human stress response (HSR) has been linked to a variety of pathological processes (Ader, 1982) such as autoimmune and neoplastic diseases. By contrast the relationship of HSR to adaptation is much less clear (Rutter, 1981). There does, however, seem to be support for the assumption that less well-adapted individuals are likely to have a more pronounced hormonal response (Miyabo, 1979) and can have inadequate psychological (Katz et al., 1970) response as well.
KeywordsPsychiatric Patient Plasma Cortisol Level Early Life Stress Affect Rating Psychiatric Disability
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