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Stress Management - How Stress Affects Your Health

Mental Health
Free Course

Learn how stress affects your health and can cause psychiatric disorders.

  • Duration

    2-3 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Publisher

    NPTEL
Description Outcome Certification View course modules

Stress Management – How Stress Affects Your Health is a course that will teach you about the different ways stress can affect your health. You will learn about the nervous system and how it induces stress and how the brain responds during a stressful situation. You will also learn how stress affects different organs.

The course begins be explaining disorders that can be caused by stress and the symptoms to look out for. You will learn about the different parts of the brain and which of these parts are triggered by stress. You will also learn the role of the endocrine system during a stressful period and be able to explain how stress can have a number of effects on the immune system.

The second module will delve into the psychiatric disorders that are associated with stress. You will be given real-life examples to help you further understand the effects of stress and explain how the immune system’s ability to fight of antigens is reduced when you are stressed.
This course is suitable for anyone wishing to learn more about how stress can be caused and how we respond to it.

This course would suit students studying science and how the brain works or psychology.

Having completed this course you will be able to: - Describe how the brain responds during a stressful situation; - Explain how stress affects different organs; - List the disorders that are caused by stress; - Describe the role of the endocrine system; - Explain how the nervous system induces stress; - Describe how stress affects the immune system; - List the health risks associated with stress; - Describe the effect of stress on the various systems of the body; - List psychiatric disorders associated with stress.

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