MCAT Social and Behavioral Sciences : Stress Management

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Example Question #1 : Stress Management

Exercise, music, and laughter and methods to use to cope with __________.

Possible Answers:

stress

peptic ulcers

Celiac disease

asthma

migraines

Correct answer:

stress

Explanation:

Stress can be relieved by a variety of techniques, including exercise, listening to music, and watching a funny movie. Asthma is controlled by avoiding triggers such as smoke, perfumes, and dust.  Exercise can be an asthma trigger. Peptic ulcers are caused by the bacterium heliobacter pylori and can be treated with antibiotics. Migraines are generally treated with drug therapy. Celiac disease is caused by a sensitivity to the protein gluten that is found in grains. A gluten-free diet can relieve symptoms.

Example Question #2 : Stress Management

Stress management is vitally critical because the long-term effects of stress could cause __________.

Possible Answers:

hypertension

osteoporosis

cerebral vascular accidents

electrolyte imbalance

overwhelming infection

Correct answer:

overwhelming infection

Explanation:

If stress is allowed to persist, exhaustion occurs when the stores of glycogen are diminished. The immune system cannot find the energy to continue functioning. This is when deep physical illness takes over. Body muscle wastes away, and heart and kidney failure or ovewhelming infection are the end results. A cerebral vascular accident, also called a stroke, occurs when the blood supply to a part of the brain is suddenly interrupted. Risk factors for stroke include atherosclerosis and embolism. Elecrolyte imbalances can be the result of vomiting and diarrhea. Hypertension can be caused by alcohol consumption, obesity, drug use, and pregnancy. 

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