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    The Physiological Aspects of Stress

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    1. Briefly explain the biological mechanism(s) through which stress can affect physical health.

    2. How might an individual's social networks and neighbourhood context help to alleviate or exacerbate the stress they face at the workplace?

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    According to Alice Walton (Hunter College, CUNY), "The stress response is governed by the autonomic nervous system (ANS), which takes care of the many bodily processes that are outside of conscious control." She goes on to explain how the system is charged with increasing heart rate, blood pressure, ...

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    This solution discusses the effect of mental health on physical outcomes, along with the biological mechanism through which stress can affect physical health.