Stress And Its Effects On Stress Essay

932 Words Nov 29th, 2015 4 Pages
People are affected by stress everyday whether it be school, their job, or family issues at home. Most people know what stress is, but many do not know the story behind it. In 1936 Hans Seyle started first talking about stress and it turned out to be a stressful thing for him, afterwards many different types of stress came about, and with stress came the different ways to relieve it.
Everyone knows what stress is, but nobody really knows what stress is. Stress was first introduced by Hans Seyle in 1936 and Seyle described stress as “the non-specific response of the body to any demand for change.” In Seyle’s experiments, he put animals under acute stress and found that they all developed the same problems such as stomach ulcerations, shrinkage of lymphoid, and enlargement of the adrenals. When the animals were put under persistent stress, they exhibited diseases similar to those found in humans, such as heart attacks, stroke, kidney disease, and rheumatoid arthritis. Seyle’s findings attracted a large amount of attention from the public and soon everyone was talking about stress and using stress to describe their problems. The problem with Seyle’s theories though was that he was unaware to the fact that stress had been used long before his time in physics to describe elasticity. This created a problem for Seyle because he could not find the words to describe exactly what he had wanted to say since he was basically just describing strain. In 1946, Seyle was asked to talk at…

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