The Effects Of Stress On The Stress Disorder Essay

730 Words Apr 13th, 2016 3 Pages
A high amount of stressors is not good for a person’s health, as the stress disease model suggests chronic stress or not having the ability to respond to stress correctly can trigger an emotional disorder (Het et al., 2015). This is because when stressed a chemical is released in the brain called cortisol, if stress occurs a lot this will be over used and due to this chemical being involved in emotional arousal, if this is overused it could lead to emotional dysregulation (McEwen, 2004). This could be why individuals with eating disorders often report of having a stressful life event which triggers the onset of the disorder (Strickler, 2014). Bulimia is considered a disorder of emotion dysregulation because when compared to controls bulimics report more difficulties with being able to regulate their emotions (Lavendar et al., 2015 & Brockmeyer et al., 2014). As bulimics are unable to regulate emotions accordingly this results in them using incorrect coping strategies which leads to unproductive behaviours, for example binging in order to get rid of the negative feeling (Brockmeyer et al., 2014). This would imply due to emotion dysregulation bulimic individuals are not able to respond to stress correctly meaning they turn to binge eating as they think this is the correct way to cope with their emotions. Evidence from bulimic participants show this to be the case as they found binge eating was being used as a way of coping after experiencing stressful events (Hilbert et al.,…

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