Module 2: Stress and Illness

Covers Blueprint Area II: Stress, Coping & Illness

4 hours:
AAPB Members / $40 Non Members for downloadable pdf
$15 AAPB Members / $20 Non Members for online exam

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Andrew Crider, PhD, BCIAC

This module is designed to help you:

  • Describe and interpret research on the relationship between stressful life events and the risk of illness.
  • Distinguish between sympathetic-adrenomedullary (SAM) and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical (HPA) stress response pathways and describe their physiological effects.
  • Discuss the health consequences of both SAM and HPA activation in reference to specific psychological and physical disorders.
  • Discuss the implications of psychoneuroimmunology for understanding psychosocial influences on immunity and immune-related illness.
  • Discuss psychosocial mediators of stress in terms of cognitive factors, personality styles, and social support.
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