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Health 1

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Agency – having control and believing that you have influence within the set and setting.
Bipolar Disorder – episodes of depression followed by episodes of mania.
Burnout – also known as exhaustion and experienced after a long stress response.
Cortisol – hormone that provides energy for confrontation (fight) or avoidance (flight).
Depression – mental state characterized by feelings of hopelessness, helplessness, and self-recrimination.
Distress – stress resulting from unpleasant stressors.
Emotional health - is defined as person’s emotional well-being relative to controlling emotions, and feeling good about one’s self in all settings.
Endorphins – feel good hormones released by pituitary gland.
Eustress – positive stress (example: winning lottery, A on exam #1, etc.).
Environmental health - involves the relationship of human behavior and their environment.
General Adaptation Syndrome – a three phase biological response to stress.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder – persistent and often non-specific worry and anxiety.
Hardy Personality – also known as type E, person perceives all stressors as eustress.
Health - simply means being sound in body, mind, and spirit.
Homeostasis – the body’s state of normalcy or balance.
Inner Directed – someone who makes decisions to satisfy oneself.
Intellectual health - involves one’s ability to use intellectual resources to make decisions, overcome challenges, pursue goals, develop personal values, and evaluate experiences.
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs – the basic maintenance and growth needs needed for optimal mental health (Physiological, Safety, Love, Self-esteem, Self-Actualization).
Mental Health - mental functions lead to optimism, vitality, and well being.
Optimistic – positive thinking.
Other Directed – someone who makes decisions to satisfy others.
Parasympathetic Division – portion of the autonomic nervous system that slows stress response.
Pessimistic – negative thinking.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – severe stress resulting from severe trauma.
Physical health - is defined as a person’s physical wellbeing, sharpness of his or her senses, the functioning of his or her body, and the presence or absence of disease or infirmity.
Schizophrenia – mental disorder causing disorganized thought, inappropriate emotions, and paranoia.
Season Affective Disorder – depressive symptoms that appear in autumn and winter (limited sunlight).
Simple Phobias – a powerful and irrational fear of something specific.
Social health - involves one’s ability to relate to other people in all settings.
Social Phobias – fear of public settings.
Spiritual health - refers to be connected with a higher order or purpose beyond one’s self.
Stress Response – the mental, emotional and physiological reactions to a stressor.
Stressor – any physical or psychological situation that produces stress.
Sympathetic Division – portion of the autonomic nervous system that initiates the stress response.
Type A Personality – a person that is aggressive, contemplative, when something is on their mind you’re going to hear about it.
Type B Personality – a person that is not bothered by anything / they go with the flow.
Type C Personality – a person that holds emotions inside and does not release anxiety of worry. This is the worst personality type for handling stress.
Wellness - is defined as making conscious decisions that either positively or negatively affect how we live life.
 

 



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