Health Outcomes Of Stressful Life Events

Does stress cause illness Individuals are confronted with a great number of taxing situations, for instance, a noisy neighborhood, difculties at work, time pressure, problems with a romantic partner, or nancial constraints. This list might seem to be an arbitrary array of situations. In fact, probably not everyone would consider these situations as being stressful or of great personal importance. However, the cumulative exposure to a number of aggravating daily hassles or situations regarded as...

Natural Disasters

Intense, uncontrollable, and powerful natural forces can dramatically change the lives of thousands of people in the blink of an eye. The devastating effects of sudden natural disasters, such as earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunamis, volcano eruptions, oods, and landslides, have been witnessed many times in recent history. One example is an earthquake in the Los Angeles area in 1994 that resulted in 72 fatalities and caused 12.5 billion in property damage (McMillen, North, & Smith,...

Contributors

Joyce Adkins, PhD USAF DoD Deployment Health Center Department of Defense Washington, DC Department of Health and Social Behavior Harvard University Boston, Massachusetts Institute for Human and Machine Cognition University of West Florida Pensacola, Florida Department of Medical and Clinical Psychology Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Bethesda, Maryland Department of Psychology Drexel University Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Department of Psychology Drexel University...