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  Stress (physics) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In general, the stress may vary from point to point, but for simple cases, such as circular cylinders with pure axial loading, the stress normal to the cross section is constant.
Plot the state of stress on the x-plane as the point A, whose abscissa is the magnitude of the normal stress (tension is positive), and whose ordinate is the shear stress (counterclockwise shear is negative).
Residual stresses are stresses that remain after the original cause of the stresses has been removed.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Stress_(physics)   (2018 words)

 Stress Management
Stress is the "wear and tear" our bodies experience as we adjust to our continually changing environment; it has physical and emotional effects on us and can create positive or negative feelings.
Insufficient stress acts as a depressant and may leave us feeling bored or dejected; on the other hand, excessive stress may leave us feeling "tied up in knots." What we need to do is find the optimal level of stress which will individually motivate but not overwhelm each of us.
The stress reaction is triggered by your perception of danger...physical danger and/or emotional danger.
www.ivf.com /stress.html   (833 words)

 The Health Effects of Stress and Increased Cortisol
Stress causes chemical changes in the body that, left unchecked, can have negative effects on both mental and physical health.
Unfortunately, the stress response is also triggered by tense situations where physical action is not an option, such as an unreasonable boss, or traffic jams.
The ongoing stress response causes the hypothalamus and pituitary gland (portions of the brain) to release a chemical known as ACTH (adrenocorticotropic hormone).
www.stress-and-health.com   (442 words)

The word stress is a way of differentiating the certain syllable of the word from the others by any means.
Russian stress is quantitative: the length of the stressed vowel is known to be 1.5 times longer than that of the vowel preceding the stressed one.
But please don't fall into despair, Russian stress is very simple compared to Lithuanian where the stress is free and moving and in addition there are 3 different types of stress marked with acute, grave or circumflex each of which changes the intonation of the word.
www.geocities.com /CollegePark/Bookstore/3230/stress.html   (912 words)

 Hospital eTool: HealthCare Wide Hazards - Stress
Some frequently reported consequences of stress among hospital workers are difficulties in communicating with very ill patients, maintaining pleasant relations with coworkers, and judging the seriousness of a potential emergency.
The use of individual approaches such as relaxation exercises and biofeedback to relieve symptoms of stress until the sources are identified and evaluated.
Stress management programs teach workers about the nature and sources of stress, the effects of stress on health, and personal skills to reduce stress-for example, time management or relaxation exercises.
www.osha.gov /SLTC/etools/hospital/hazards/stress/stress.html   (485 words)

 America's #1 Health Problem   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
However, the nature of stress for modern man is not an occasional confrontation with a saber-toothed tiger or a hostile warrior but rather a host of emotional threats like getting stuck in traffic and fights with customers, co-workers, or family members, that often occur several times a day.
Certain types of chronic and more insidious stress due to loneliness, poverty, bereavement, depression and frustration due to discrimination are associated with impaired immune system resistance to viral linked disorders ranging from the common cold and herpes to AIDS and cancer.
Stress can have effects on other hormones, brain neurotransmitters, additional small chemical messengers elsewhere, prostaglandins, as well as crucial enzyme systems, and metabolic activities that are still unknown.
www.stress.org /problem.htm   (586 words)

 Stress Management advice guide - Counselling resources
Counselling or Counseling is one of a range of approaches available for dealing with the stresses of modern life.
If stress is seen as the signal that we are out of harmony - the door opens to positive and adaptive responses to the feelings of stress.
Stress is an energy that we can harness for the evolution of our personal destiny or life story.
www.stress-counselling.co.uk /COUNSELING.HTM   (481 words)

 NMHA MHIC Factsheet: Stress - Coping With Everyday Problems   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Stress is hard to define because it means different things to different people; however, it’s clear that most stress is a negative feeling rather than a positive feeling.
You may feel physical stress which is the result of too much to do, not enough sleep, a poor diet or the effects of an illness.
Stress can also be mental: when you worry about money, a loved one’s illness, retirement, or experience an emotionally devastating event, such as the death of a spouse or being fired from work.
www.nmha.org /infoctr/factsheets/41.cfm   (1144 words)

The stress reaction maximizes the expenditure of energy which helps prepare the body to meet a threatening or challenging situation and the individual tends to mobilize a great deal of effort in order to deal with the event.
The orientation toward stress research is changing as awareness of the social and cultural contexts involved in stress and coping are examined.
As researchers incorporate a social-cultural perspective to stress research, the definitions of stress, which currently incorporate the physiological and cognitive components of stress, need to be re-examined and re-defined to reflect both social and cultural differences.
www.csun.edu /~vcpsy00h/students/stress.htm   (2968 words)

 Personal Management - Stress - science behind stress - why CIO job is stressful - strategies for coping with executive ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Simultaneously, cortisol, known as the "stress hormone," shoots through the bloodstream to vital systems, turning off those that don't play an immediate role in survival—such as digestion and the immune system—while supercharging others—such as the liver—to provide extra sugar to fuel the brain and muscles.
Stress sends a constant flow of sugar into the bloodstream to feed fleeing muscles, but with our less active modern lives, the sugar doesn't get burned up.
Interesting article on stress, but having lived thru the ringer, including hospitalization, I would put forth that stress is not an outcome of something - it is a symptom of the lack of something.
www.cio.com /archive/080103/stress.html   (3723 words)

This is a very stressful time of your life and we live in a world full of all kinds of stress.
The stress you face at school for example, is probably just as tough as the stress work is putting on your parents.
Stress involves your body and your mind, which is why you need to learn how to not let it get out of control, but before you can begin to control it, you have to know what it feels like.
www.coolnurse.com /stress.htm   (1566 words)

 Stress Busters   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Keep a record of stressful situations and rate the actual level of stress from O (most relaxed) to 10 (most stressed).
You will find that stress levels increase when you are concentrating on your most alarming thoughts and bodily reactions, but stress levels fall when your attention turns away from these areas.
This will show you that one way to reduce the level of stress in your life is to actively turn away from negative "stress building" thoughts and to concentrate on positive stress busting ways of thinking.
www.stressrelease.com /strssbus.html   (852 words)

Stress is a feeling that's created when we react to particular events.
The stress response (also called the fight or flight response) is critical during emergency situations, such as when a driver has to slam on the brakes to avoid an accident.
But stress doesn't always happen in response to things that are immediate or that are over quickly.
kidshealth.org /teen/your_mind/emotions/stress.html   (1602 words)

 Photo Glossary of Earthquakes
It is the stress component perpendicular to a given surface, such as a fault plane, that results from forces applied perpendicular to the surface or from remote forces transmitted through the surrounding rock.
Tensional stress is the stress that tends to pull something apart.
Shear stress is the stress component parallel to a given surface, such as a fault plane, that results from forces applied parallel to the surface or from remote forces transmitted through the surrounding rock.
earthquake.usgs.gov /image_glossary/stress.html   (223 words)

We think of stress as something which is coming from out there, and that the best response we can make is to grit our teeth and carry on.
While Type II stressors are not as readily resolved, they are amenable to mind and body techniques, which underscores the fact that stress is not an external event but our physiological and psychological response to events.
Since stress is both physical and mental, we can lower our stress through physical and psychological means.
darkwing.uoregon.edu /~counsel/stress.htm   (1592 words)

Probably the main reason is that they are either naturally stress resistant or have learned how to handle the pressure without letting it eat them up.
However, most of the time when we feel stressed, there is no immediate danger, so it is a false alarm.
In other words, the reason we get stressed out is not what is happening to us and not what happened in the past (at least not directly), but rather, how we are thinking about what is happening.
www.cyberpsych.com /stress.html   (993 words)

 Stress and Your Health   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Stress can be brought about by a traumatic accident, death, or emergency situation.
Stress can also be a side effect of a serious illness or disease.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be a debilitating condition that can occur after exposure to a terrifying event or ordeal in which grave physical harm occurred or was threatened.
www.4woman.gov /faq/stress.htm   (1734 words)

 Stress   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Stressful events may cause men and women who have relatively low levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin (and therefore a higher risk for depression or anger) to produce more of certain immune system proteins (called cytokines), which in high amounts cause inflammation and damage to cells, including possibly heart cells.
Stress may cause physiologic alterations, such as increased adrenal hormone levels or resistance in the arteries, that may interfere with normal blood flow to the placenta.
Stress builds up, but the worker has the illusion, even subconsciously, that the stress itself is providing safety or preparedness, so does nothing to correct the condition.
www.reutershealth.com /wellconnected/doc31.html   (8259 words)

 Stress and post traumatic stress disorder (ptsd) symptoms and treatments including stress management
Stress is simply a fact of nature -- forces from the outside world affecting the individual.
Stress has driven evolutionary change (the development and natural selection of species over time).
Thus, the species that adapted best to the causes of stress (stressors) have survived and evolved into the plant and animal kingdoms we now observe.
www.medicinenet.com /stress/article.htm   (513 words)

 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Stress and anxiety
What is stressful to one person is not necessarily stressful to another.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a stress disorder that develops after a traumatic event like war, physical or sexual assault, or a natural disaster.
In very rare cases, a tumor of the adrenal gland (pheochromocytoma) may be the cause of anxiety.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/003211.htm   (1081 words)

 stress project page
stress is a simple tool that imposes a configurable amount of CPU, memory, I/O, and disk stress on POSIX-compliant operating systems.
It is a tool used by system administrators to evaluate how well their systems will scale, by kernel programmers to evaluate perceived performance characteristics, and by systems programmers to expose the classes of bugs which only or more frequently manifest themselves when the system is under heavy load.
The following.rpm packages are built by the DAG apt repository, which maintains stress RPMs for several architectures and variants of Redhat.
weather.ou.edu /~apw/projects/stress   (431 words)

 UCI Counseling Center
Stress is a common human phenomena and part of life as a college student at UCI.
Stress may emerge and affect an individual's mental, emotional and physical functioning.
The source of stress may be related to negative events (e.g., failing a class, break up of a relationship, etc.) to positive events (e.g., graduation, marriage, etc.).
www.counseling.uci.edu /outreach/selfhelp.aspx   (1150 words)

 Health Education: Stress, Depression, Anxiety, Drug Use
Stress is when you are worried about getting laid off your job, or worried about having enough money to pay your bills, or worried about your mother when the doctor says she may need an operation.
Allergy is a definite stress, requiring large changes in energy expenditure on the part of your body's defense system to fight off what the body perceives as a dangerous attack by an outside toxin.
Carrying too heavy a stress load is like running your car engine past the red line; or leaving your toaster stuck in the "on" position; or running a nuclear reactor past maximum permissible power.
www.teachhealth.com   (1976 words)

 The American Institute of Stress   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The American Institute of Stress is committed to developing a better understanding of how to tap into the vast innate potential that resides in each of us for preventing disease and promoting health.
September 2005 marked the launch of the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Mind/Body Health campaign: to educate people across the country that when it comes to your body, your mind really matters, and that focusing on the unhealthy behaviors behind poor physical health is as important as focusing on the physical symptoms.
The American Institute of Stress is one of the Cooperating Organizations for the campaign.
www.stress.org   (634 words)

 Stress Dynamics -- stress, stress management, stress management seminars, stress reduction
The first thing I teach at my stress management seminars is to identify how vulnerable you are to stress and to identify exactly what stresses you out.
Stress management is a proactive approach to stress whereas stress reduction is a reactive approach to stress.
Reading about stress and how to reduce stress is one of the easiest and most enjoyable avenues to take.
www.stressdynamics.com   (901 words)

 Stress Management Tips and Techniques from Mind Tools
Stress can cause severe health problems and, in extreme cases, can cause death.
While these stress management techniques have been shown to have a positive effect on reducing stress, they are for guidance only, and readers should take the advice of suitably qualified health professionals if they have any concerns over stress-related illnesses or if stress is causing significant or persistent unhappiness.
The contents of this website in course format, the Stress Management Masterclass helps you cope with the deep structural problems that cause stress in your working life.
www.mindtools.com /smpage.html   (556 words)

It is healthy to have a comfortable amount of stress in your life.
But when you are feeling overwhelmed, there are simple ways to get a handle on even the most hectic days.
Reduce stress without medication, mood music or a massage therapist with a simple technique.
www.lifespan.org /Services/MentalHealth/Articles/Stress   (114 words)

 Stress Humour and Health - Patricia Cameron-Hill and Dr Shayne Yates
Their careers as a nurse and doctor give them a special understanding of stress, it's consequences and it's cure.
Laughter Medicine is what they prescribe in their best-selling book "You won't die laughing" and laughter medicine is what they dispense to their audiences.
They balance the funny side of stress with the serious side by including strategies for resisting and reducing stress.
www.chy.com.au   (280 words)

Yarnell's Stress Management Program is available on CD or cassette tape.
In this fast paced, constantly changing world, stress is an ever increasing problem.
Undue stress wears down our immune system and leaves us susceptible to all types of physical ailments.
www.homestead.com /selfhelpsolutions/stress.html   (374 words)

 MedlinePlus: Stress
Stress: Why You Have It and How It Hurts Your Health (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)
Signs and Symptoms of Stress: Prompt Recognition Is Crucial (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)
The primary NIH organization for research on Stress is the National Institute of Mental Health
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/stress.html   (374 words)

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