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Cortisol
« on: September 30, 2018, 04:31:21 pm »
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Hey guys,

So I need someone to correct me if Iím wrong.

In the General Adaption Syndrome Model, is cortisol released during counter-shock, but because thereís such little amounts, it doesnít have a significant impact until resistance? Or is it resistance when all the stress hormones are released?

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Re: Cortisol
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2018, 05:00:31 pm »
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Yep, there's always cortisol running throughout your body (e.g it's used to regulate blood pressure + glucose levels). It's just that prolonged stress makes your adrenal gland release more of it than usual (increased release starts at alarm stage). It has effect in the alarm stage (evident in the increasing resistance during countershock).
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Re: Cortisol
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2018, 08:01:15 pm »
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Hey guys,

So I need someone to correct me if Iím wrong.

In the General Adaption Syndrome Model, is cortisol released during counter-shock, but because thereís such little amounts, it doesnít have a significant impact until resistance? Or is it resistance when all the stress hormones are released?

Cheers, Zoe
from my knowledge, all stress hormones, including cortisol, adrenaline, noradrenaline are released during the resistance stage. only the sympathetic nervous system is activated during countershock, associated with physiological responses, such as increased heart rate, etc.

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Re: Cortisol
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2018, 07:23:26 am »
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from my knowledge, all stress hormones, including cortisol, adrenaline, noradrenaline are released during the resistance stage. only the sympathetic nervous system is activated during countershock, associated with physiological responses, such as increased heart rate, etc.

But stress hormones are what cause physiological arousal
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Re: Cortisol
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2018, 09:45:05 am »
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Per a relevant examiners report "the release of cortisol mobilises the body and increases arousal to response to the stressor" in the alarm stage

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Adrenaline is also released in countershock as part of sympathetic nervous system activation.

Arousal is also (further) increased in the resistance stage due to cortisol


Edit: typo
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