CHAPTER 12: Emotional Stress
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On the surface, unlike physical and chemical stress, the effects of emotional stress on health may not be as obvious to the casual observer. Despite this, most people are aware that emotional stress has serious effects on health and the extent of that effect is becoming clearer over time. Factors such as coping, resistance, vulnerabilities, and other resources affect how individuals anticipate and react to stress.
In addition to other impacts, those things that moderate stress affect the relationship between stress and health (240). Moderating effects can be considered buffers between the stressful event and health outcomes either directly or indirectly.
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