It can be argued that short-term exposure to stress is adaptive and can increase positive performance. Long-term exposure to stress is considered maladaptive, yet common, in our society. Describe how stress can be adaptive and its effects on the brain versus how stress can be maladaptive and its effects on the brain. Please support your answers using scholarly research addressing stress with regard to physiological functioning.
Provide one example of a learning disorder or a memory disorder that you would find in the Diagnostic Statistical Manual 5 (DSM5) ? Describe the specific disorder you have selected including presentation and symptoms. What are some methods or instruments that could be used to help a therapist determine this diagnosis?
Review this week’s course materials and learning activities, and reflect on your learning so far this week. Respond to one or more of the following prompts in one to two paragraphs:
- Provide citation and reference to the material(s) you discuss. Describe what you found interesting regarding this topic, and why.
- Describe how you will apply that learning in your daily life, including your work life.
- Describe what may be unclear to you, and what you would like to learn.