Frequent and persistent non-attendance at work.
The dependence that a person may develop towards a substance or an activity.
Drugs prescribed to reduce anxiety, the most commonly prescribed belong to the family of drugs known as benzodiazepines which are minor tranquillizers and are produced under trade names such as Librium and Valium.
A variety of drugs that elevate the mood of people suffering from depression.
A variety of drugs used to reduce depression, trade names include Prozac and Tofranil.
Drugs which slow the heart and reduce the strength of its contraction, so reducing blood pressure.
A technique involving monitoring bodily processes such as heart rate and blood pressure in order to gain some voluntary control over these processes.
A way in which people interpret events or situations as threats and consequently experience stress.
Methods of changing the way an individual thinks about themselves and their life.
Illnesses caused by the narrowing of the arteries which supply the heart with blood.
A type of mood disorder in which the person experiences feelings of great sadness, worthlessness and guilt, and finds the challenges of life overwhelming.
An approach to the treatment of psychological disorders based on the biological explanation of abnormal behaviour.
A relaxation technique where the person attempts to clear all disturbing thoughts from their mind.
The chemical messengers that nerve cells use to communicate with one another.
A hormone released during the stress response that raises blood pressure by causing blood vessels to become constricted.
Techniques of coping with the negative effects of stress by changing the way our body responds to stress.
Rehearsed statements designed to reduce anxiety in stressful situations, for example 'I can handle this'.
Techniques of coping with the negative effects of stress by changing our relationship with the stressful situation.
Involves tensing and relaxing each muscle group in turn to highlight the contrast between the feelings of each.
A neurotransmitter that has a role in the regulation of mood.
A mismatch between the perceived demands of the environment and the percieved ability to cope.
Psychological and physical changes in response to a stressor.
Characteristics of the environment which cause stress.