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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The Story of the Adaptation Syndrome (Montreal, Canada: Acta.
Selye's General Adaptation Syndrome clearly supports that assumption.
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).
Space adaptation syndrome, for example, causes infrequent but sudden vomiting that afflicts 60 to 70 percent of astronauts on their first flights.
Rather, the general adaptation syndrome creates conditions which are usually advantageous given that there has been a significant increase in wear and tear (mental or physical) but are disadvantageous at other times.