adaptation syndrome


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adaptation syndrome

adaptation syndrome

(1) General adaptation syndrome, see there.
(2) Space adaptation syndrome, see there.

adaptation syndrome

The psychological and hormonal responses to acute stress, such as severe injury, or to prolonged stress. The immediate shock reaction, featuring release of cortisols and adrenaline, is followed by a phase of increasing adaptation to the injured state and then either by healing or by bodily decline.
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3) He noted that this pattern of symptoms could be explained by what he later defined as the general adaptation syndrome that consists of three stages: the alarm reaction, the stage of resistance, and the stage of exhaustion.
We must first look at the General Adaptation Syndrome (GAS) developed by Hans Selye.
Originally designed to help with space adaptation syndrome, a condition similar to motion sickness, the technology now serves as a treatment for stress-related disorders (see Techwatch July 2003).
One model which has attempted to explain the reaction to stress, and ultimately the development of distress, is the General Adaptation Syndrome model (GAS; Seyle, 1975).