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Background Readings Urich, A., & Open Textbook Library. (2023). Methods for stress management.

Background Readings

Urich, A., & Open Textbook Library. (2023). Methods for stress management. Pennsylvania State University.

Chapter 1 Stress

Chapter 10 Implementing a Stress Reduction Plan

Carr, D. (2014). Introduction: What is stress? Worried sick (DGO – Digital original ed., pp. 1). Rutgers University Press.

Chapter 2: Sweating the Small (and Big) Stuff: How and Why Stress Affects Our Mental Health

Chapter 3: Under Our Skin: How and Why Stress Affects Our Physical Health

Palmer, S., & Cooper, G. (2007). How To Deal With Stress. Chapter 01: What is stress? London: Kogan Page Ltd. pgs. 20-24. ISBN: 9780749451936

Stephens, M & Wand, G. Stress and the HPA Axis: Role of Glucocorticoids in Alcohol Dependence. Alcohol Res. 2012;34(4):468-83.

khanacademymedicine. (2014, April 2). Physical effects of stress: Processing the environment [Video]. YouTube.

Assignment Instructions

read the following article to learn about how stress affects various systems within the body:

American Psychological Association. Stress Effect on the Body. Published on November 1, 2018. Accessed on Jul 17, 2022 at:

Choose one of the systems of the body that was discussed in the article from the list below:

Respiratory system (chosen)

In the introduction to your paper, discuss the components of this system (i.e., which organs and/or anatomical structures are involved and what their normal functions are) (1 or 2 well-developed paragraphs).

Describe the effects of acute and chronic stress on the system of the body that you selected (2 or 3 well-developed paragraphs).

Which health conditions are associated with the impacts of stress on this system of the body? Are these conditions treatable and/or reversible once they have developed? (2 or 3 well-developed paragraphs)

Draw conclusions about how to avoid the negative impacts of stress on these systems (1 well-developed paragraph).

Answer each question under the subtitle using complete sentences that relate back to the question. Be sure to use APA formatting throughout your essay, with 1-inch margins, 12-pt font, and double spacing throughout. Include a title page, introduction, answers to the questions with subtitles, and concluding paragraph. Remember to include in-text citations within the body of the essay referencing your resources. Also, be sure to include a reference section at the end of your assignment listing all required readings and any additional resources you used to complete your essay.

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