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KINE 250 Week 3 Notes

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KINE 250 Week 3 Notes KINE 250

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Notes from lectures during week 3. Topics include stress, anxiety, mood disorders, and depression.
Healthy Living
Silva, Andrew Grant
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Kinesiology, Healthy Living, mental health, stress, anxiety, mood disorder, depression
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Date Created: 02/03/16
Healthy Living Week 3 Mental Health and College Students 1/19/16  Common disorders among students are mood disorders and anxiety disorders  Mental health challenges/obstacles are common among college students because: o 1. Its common for AGE group o 2. Extremely stressful environment o they are increasing because it’s getting more competitive and we are getting more information that we must retain  Most common are also personality disorders and schizophrenia and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder  Mood disorders include major depression, dysthymic disorder, bipolar disorder, and seasonal affective disorder  Chronic mood disorders are disorders that affect how you feel, such as sadness or feelings of euphoria  Major symptoms of depression: o (Sudden) sadness or despair o loss of motivation and interest (sudden loss of interest in something that was previously important) o preoccupied with failures o difficulty concentrating o loss of sex drive o sleeping too little or too much o withdrawal from friends and family o diminished or increased appetite o significant weight loss or weight gain  Major or clinical depression is severe depression that entrails chronic mood disorder, physical effects such as sleep disturbance and exhaustion, and mental effects such as the inability to concentrate  Depression in college students: o College is a difficult transition o Of college students, 11.3% report having been diagnosed with depression  Dysthymic disorder o Less severe type of depression o Can be harder to recognize o Rapid personality changes include fatigue, pessimism, or a short temper  Bipolar disorder o Also known as manic depression, alternating mania and depression  Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) o Type of depression that occurs in the winter months, when sunlight levels are low  What causes mood disorders? o An interaction between multiple factors: biological differences, hormones, inherited traits, life events, and early childhood trauma o Some have a genetic component o Can be triggered by serious loss and severe life events Anxiety disorders o Mental challenges characterized by persistent feelings of threat and worry in coping with everyday problems o #1 mental health problem in the US, affecting more than 21.3% of adults  Generalized anxiety disorder (general anxiety)  Panic disorders: acute panic attacks that bring on an intense physical reaction  Phobic fears: specific fears  Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD): compelled to perform rituals over and over again  Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): occurs possibly in people who have witnessed a traumatic event (natural disaster, serious accident, combat)  What causes anxiety disorder? o Biology: some scientists trace the origin to the brain o Environment: can be a learned response o Social and cultural roles: i.e. social pressures/expectations Personality disorders Characterized by inflexible patterns of thoughts and beliefs that lead to socially distressing behavior Narcissistic personality disorder: o An exaggerated sense of self-importance and self-absorption Anti-social personality disorder: o Fearful and consider oneself unable to interact with others Borderline personality disorder is characterized by impulsiveness and risky behavior such as gambling sprees, unsafe sex, drug use, and daredevil driving Schizophrenia o Affects 1% of US population o Characterized by alterations of the senses o Inability to sort incoming stimuli and make appropriate responses o Altered sense of self o Radical changes in emotions, movements, and behaviors Suicide: giving up on life th o 4 lndding cause of death for 5-14 year olds o 2 leading cause of death for 15-24 year olds o recently became the leading cause of death for college students Warning signs of suicide: o Recent loss and seeming inability to let go of grief o History of depression o Change in personality, such as sadness, withdrawal, irritability, anxiety o Change in behavior, such as inability to concentrate, loss of interest o Sexual dysfunction o Expression of self-hatred o Changes in sleeping or eating o Direct/indirect statements about suicide o Final preparations o Preoccupations with death themes o Marked change in personal appearance Preventing suicide o Monitor warning signs o Take threats seriously o Let the person know you care about them o Listen o Ask them directly o Do not belittle the person’s feelings o Help the person think about alternatives to suicide o Talk to their spouse, partner, parents, siblings, counselor, etc. Part 2 Stress 1/21/16  Stress management video and worksheet (online) will be on the midterm  Stress-mental and physical response and adaptation responding to real or perceived change and challenges/threats (different for everyone)  Stressor-any real or perceived physical, social, or psychological event or stimulus that causes our bodies to react to stress  Eustress-positive stress, presents opportunities for personal growth  Distress-negative stress that can have a detrimental effect on health  Acute stress-short term physiological response to an immediate or perceived threat  Episodic or acute stress-occurs when regularly reacting with wild, acute stress about something  Chronic stress-ongoing, no break, no downtime, no change for body to reset, constant state of reaction to a stressor  Traumatic stress-physiological and mental response, happened once with long-lasting effects (PTSD)  Homeostasis-body’s neutral state, not very realistic, but the body wants to be there o Stressors trigger a crisis mode physiological response, after which the body tries to return to homeostasis using an adaptive response  General adaptation syndrome: o 1. Alarm stage-stressor disrupts body stability, temporarily lowering resistance  Flight or fight response  Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) is triggered by cerebral cortex  2 branches:  Sympathetic branch: turns everything on (digestion stops)  Parasympathetic branch: turns everything off o 2. Resistance stage-adaptation resources are mobilized to combat stressor o Exhaustion stage-body runs out of adaption energy stores for adjusting to stressor, and resistance drops below normal  Lifetime effects of stress o Cardiovascular disease (leading cause of death in US)  Long term stress impacts heart-rate, blood pressure, heart attack, and stroke. Stress is one of the key modifiable risk factors for heart attacks o Stress increases cortisol which leads to dramatic weight gain or loss o Alcohol dependence (coping mechanism) o Hair loss o Digestive problems o Impaired immunity  Too much stress over a long period of time can negatively affect various aspects of cellular immune response o Type 2 Diabetes  Type 1 Diabetes:  Genetic  Juvenile  You either have it or you don’t  Autoimmune disease and patient has no control over it  No cure, only insulin injections  Body can’t produce insulin  5% of diabetes cases in US  Type 2 Diabetes (caused by stress):  100% behavioral/lifestyle choices  result of poor diet, lack of exercise  not genetic  can come at any age  insulin resistance  100% reversible  95% of diabetes cases in US  Intellectual Effects of Stress: o 5% of people say they felt overwhelmed in the past 2 weeks o 48% said they felt exhausted o 20% felt overwhelmed by anxiety  Stress, memory, and concentration o Acute stress can impair short-term memory  Causes of stress: Psychosocial (psychological and social) o Adjustment to change o Hassles: little things that bug you o Toll of relationships o Academic and financial pressure o Frustrations and conflict o Overload o Stressful environments o Bias and discrimination  Internal stressors o Appraisal and stress  Appraisal helps us recognize and evaluate stress based on past experiences and emotions (makes everyone different) o Self esteem and self efficacy  Self esteem=self-confidence  Self efficacy=belief or confidence in skills or performance abilities o Internal stressors are often the most impactful and damaging (nobody is as hard on you as yourself) o Type A personality  Hard driving, competitive, time-driven perfectionists at increased risk for heart disease o Type B personality  Relaxed, non-competitive, more tolerant o Nobody is completely type A or type B o Type C personality  Stoic, tend to deny feelings, conforming, lack assertiveness o Type D personality  Exhibit excessive negative worry, irritability, and gloom, and socially inhibited  8 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE PREMATURELY


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