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QOD 3: General Adaptation Syndrome (Mental Health/Basic Care and Comfort)

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Which of the following descriptions best defines general adaptation syndrome?


C. The body’s response to stress over both short- and long-term periods


General adaptation syndrome is a stress response in which the body modifies its reaction to stress. Initially, the body alters its response in reaction to short-term stressful events. Over time, general adaptation syndrome develops as the body adapts to long-term or chronic levels of stress.

Date Published - Jan 13, 2016
Date Modified - Apr 12, 2016