MCKENZIE GABRIELSON, SAMANTHA LATORRES, RICKY YANG, KATE ZAMORA
Stress, Emotion, and Health
McMahan (2003) also provides an excellent review of psychological consequences of stressors (these include abuse, etc)
Claude Bernard (1865/1961) noted that the maintenance of life is critically dependent on keeping our internal milieu constant in the face of a changing and stressful environment.
PSYCHOLOGISTS ASSOCIATED WITH STRESS, EMOTIONS, AND HEALTH
Selye (1956) used the term stress to represent the effects of anything that threatens homeostasis. (Selye H. The Stress of Life)
STUDIES ON STRESS AND THEIR SIGNIFICANCE
Most indicative of the correlation between stress and a higher risk of disease is the discovering of a Type A personality by cardiologists Meyer Friedman and Ray Rosenman. They labeled people that were ambitious, overly organized, and/or very impatient, etc. as Type A and these people often displayed a higher chance of acquiring heart disease. In Pettito Leserman's study, he followed men with HIV for about 7 years and the more stressful life events that they experienced, the faster the HIV progressed into AIDS. Stressful life events have also led to anxiety disorders like Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, in which the patient has reoccuring flashbacks and constant anxiety. So stress, as shown in these studies, have a strong influence on our mental and physical health as well as being indicators of both those things.