Watson, Breedlove, The Mind’s Machine 4e Student Resources

On the left is a list of principle components of the stress response. Match each to the common pathological consequences of prolonged stress, listed at right.

Supression of digestion

Supression of growth

Supression of reproduction

Mobilization of energy at the cost of energy storage

Supression of immunity and of inflammatory response


Increased cardiovascular and cardiopulmonary tone

Neural responses, including altered cognition and sensory threshholds

Textbook Reference: Stress Activates Many Bodily Responses