The psychological reactions caused by relaxation

If this situation becomes chronic, a whole variety of stress-related symptoms and illnesses can follow. The basal ganglia are a set of large structures toward the center of the brain that surround the deep limbic system and are involved with integrating feelings, thoughts, and movement.

During chemotherapy, patients in the control group received conventional care, the experimental group received conventional care and relaxation training.

Higher scores corresponded to higher severity of discomfort. Of course this can affect many different aspects of life-career, performance, relationships-and just contribute to more stress! Both participants heard the same music played from a cassette player. In traditional shock cases, this is generally the relieving of pain from injuries or the stopping of blood loss.

Materials The biopac student lab package was used to measure the heart rate, the galvanic skin response GSR and the respiratory rate. Some studies have shown that relaxing while listening to soothing music can improve immune system functioning and, we can assume, help with our long-term health.

Retrieved on October 3,from https: Table 1 Comparison of scores from anxiety and Rotterdam checklists between control and experimental populations before and after chemotherapy x. It was asking the participants to describe their emotions during the experiment.

To the best of our knowledge, such an endeavor has not been attempted thus far. This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. From the perspective of biopsychological stress research, a major shortcoming is the vast neglect of the control of confounding variables [ 25 — 27 ].

The other major player in the acute stress response is the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis. Relaxation training Abdominal breathing Participants in the experimental group were instructed to lie down in a supine position, with both eyes closed and both hands placed on the abdomen or chest, while resting and breathing calmly and naturally.

This results in the production of epinephrine known as adrenalin. The purpose of the firs questioner was to check if the participants were able to take part in this experiment. The present study was aimed to determine whether relaxation training intervention reduces anxiety and other adverse reactions during chemotherapy in patients with breast cancer.

This plays a role in the alarm reaction stage. Both areas forward their messages e. The para-sympathetic response is colloquially known as the "rest and digest" response, indicated by reduced heart and respiration rates, and more obviously by a temporary loss of consciousness if the system is fired at a rapid rate.

Higher scores corresponded to higher severity of anxiety. Symptoms include depression, anxiety, withdrawal, confusion, paranoia and sympathetic hyperactivity.

What is psychological stress?

Develop effective ways of communicating, setting boundaries, being mindful, knowing and acknowledging your needs, and setting priorities. A study of rescue personnel after exposure to a traumatic event showed no gender difference in acute stress reaction. The sympathetic response is colloquially known as the " fight or flight " response, indicated by accelerated pulse and respiration rates, pupil dilation, and a general feeling of anxiety and hyper-awareness.

Once the danger passes, the body should return to its state of homeostasis, the state of internal equilibrium when all the body systems function smoothly and are balanced.

In this study has already been used two questioners. Consequently, the particular effectiveness of music listening on stress cannot yet be determined.Acute stress reaction (also called acute stress disorder, psychological shock, mental shock, or simply shock) is a psychological condition arising in response to a terrifying or traumatic event, or witnessing a traumatic event that induces a strong emotional response within the individual.

Psychological stress describes what people feel when they are under mental, physical, or emotional pressure. Although it is normal to experience some psychological stress from time to time, people who experience high levels of psychological stress or who experience it repeatedly over a long period.

Once that happens, even the merest intimation of stress can trigger a cascade of chemical reactions in brain and body that assault us from within. Stress is the psychological equivalent of ragweed.

The psychological reactions were measured by the biopac student lab package. Participants A total of thirty eight students participated in this experiment. The experimenter used opportunity sampling and the subject were first year psychology undergraduate students from the University of Bradford.

Stress often is accompanied by an array of physical reactions. These symptoms can be characteristic of other physical or mental disorders.

The Psychological Reactions Caused by Relaxation and Arousal

A health care professional can rule out other causes. Relaxation training, which promotes muscle relaxation and regulates dysfunction caused by muscle tension, involves systematically repeated cycles of tension and relaxation exercises.

Relaxation techniques slow heart and respiratory rates, decrease muscle tension, and can alleviate negative emotions.

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