There are three stages a person goes through while suffering from stress.
Know more about them...
Alarm Stage: Look at a
student's face just before he is going to give an exam. Isn't the fear
and tension clearly evident? When something has just started stressing
you and you feel a fight or flight kind of attitude, then you are in the
alarm stage of stress. It is the start up stage which defines the first
reaction to the stressor.
This stage experiences an over acting of the
sympathetic nervous system wherein adrenaline and cortisol increase and
blood flows away from the brain to the muscles. As a result, dendrites
shrink back in the brain to moderate the flow of information, slowing or
closing down the nonessential body functions. The whole body starts
preparing itself to fight against the reason of stress. The fear,
excitement or pressure is evident on the sufferer's face.
Resistance Stage: When a child is sitting in the
examination hall and writing his exam, he is bothered about completing
it in time. He is making full efforts to cope with the situation and his
whole body is engaged in fighting against the condition. This is the
resistance stage. In this stage, the body keeps making continuous
efforts to cope with stress and therefore feels run down and exhausted.
The person starts feeling irritated, over reacts to minor situations and
gets mentally and physically weak. Psychological, physical and
behavioral changes are also clearly visible.
Stage: If a student is preparing for his exam and despite of every
possible effort, he is not able to relate to his studies, he is bound to
get stressed. The stress could reach a height where he/she may feel completely exhausted and helpless to the extent of
committing suicide. This is the exhaustion stage. This stage is further
divided into two phases:
Initial phase: The stress
persists and due to lack of appropriate measures the person is not able
to concentrate and work efficiently.
The person is completely exhausted and drained of all energy reserves.
There is a complete physical, psychological and emotional breakdown.
This requires immediate attention.
There are certain medications
that can help you crawl out of the situation. But, you need to identify
your stressor first. You also need to practice some self help tips
depending on the type of stress you are suffering from.