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Psykisk stress leder till fysisk ohälsa.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology. Centre for Health Equity Studies (CHESS).
2005 (Swedish)In: Psykologtidningen, ISSN 0280-9702, no 6, 9-10 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [sv]

This is a review of present knowledge regarding the association between psychological stress and physical health. The physiological responses to stress, involving the pituitary adrenocortical and the sympathetic adrenomedullary systems, can be health promoting as well as health damaging. According to the Allostatic Load Model, a healthy reaction to stress means a rapid activation of the allostatic systems followed by a rapid deactivation when the stress is over, whereas repeated and sustained activation may cause wear and tear of the body. Longterm stress exposure has been linked to cardiovascular disorders, metabolic syndroms, impaired immune function, memory impairment and musculoskeletal disorders. The psychobiological mechanisms linking stress to these disorders are rather wellknown today. It is concluded, that in modern society, sustained activation and lack of rest and recovery is a greater health problem that intense mental and physical stress exposure at work.

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2005. no 6, 9-10 p.
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mental stress, psychobiological mechanisms, stress-related disorders, allostasis
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-13496OAI: diva2:180016
Available from: 2008-04-09 Created: 2008-04-09 Last updated: 2011-01-12Bibliographically approved

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