Stress and the Human Body
For this SLP assignment, you will choose one disorder from the four major categories of stress (cognitive, physical, behavioral, or emotional) as shown in the table below. Your assignment will be to develop a PowerPoint presentation that includes the following:
Title Slide with Name, Course, and Date
Slide 2 – Introduction
Topics to be covered in outline form
Choose one disorder from the table above. Briefly describe your chosen disorder. What are the symptoms of your chosen disorder? How does stress affect/cause/manifest/enhance this condition? How many people are affected by the disorder? Describe how your chosen disorder is associated with its main category of stress from the table (i.e., how is insomnia sometimes a cognitive condition?).
Describe how your chosen disorder overlaps with the other categories of stress listed from the table (i.e., obesity may be influenced by behavioral styles such as overeating in reaction to stress, but there may be emotional components as well).
Choose and describe one occupation at high risk for stress (firefighter, policeman, trauma nurse, service member, air traffic controller, etc). What are the main causes for your chosen occupation’s stress? How does this stress affect their ability to perform? (Be sure to incorporate aspects of physical, emotional, cognitive, and/or behavioral functions). Include an image representing your chosen occupation.
Slide 9 – Conclusion
Summarize your project findings.