Explain the Generalized Adaptation Syndrome (GAS). Include information on all three phases. Use relevant examples to explain each component. Be specific
General adaptation syndrome is a three-stage response that the body has to stress.It is vital to find ways to manage it to limit ]
the effects on the body.Causes of the process include life events and psychological stress.The three stages of GAS are:
- alarm reaction
The alarm reaction stage of the GAS prepares a person to respond to the stressor they are experiencing. This is often known as a fight or flight response.During the resistance stage, the body tries to counteract the physiological changes that happened during the alarm reaction stage. The resistance stage is governed by a part of the ANS called the parasympathetic. After an extended period of stress, the body goes into the final stage of GAS, known as the exhaustion stage. At this stage, the body has depleted its energy resources by continually trying but failing to recover from the initial alarm reaction stage.