Psy210 Final

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Date: 28 September, 11
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Case Study #2

Michael is a 40-year-old airline pilot who has recently begun to experience chest pains. The chest pains began when Michael signed his final divorce papers, ending his 15-year marriage. He fought for joint custody of his two children, ages 12 and 10, but although he wants to be with them more frequently, he only sees them every two weeks. This schedule is, in great part, a result of his employer's announcement that budget constraints would result in layoffs. Michael worries that without his job he will be unable to support his children and lose the new townhouse that he purchased. Michael's chest pains are becoming more frequent and he fears that he may be dying.

What are the causes of stress in Michael’s life? How is stress affecting Michael’s health? Michael has stress coming from a lot of different sources. To start he is an airline pilot. Flying a jet is stressful all on its on without having to worry about the extra stress put on him after the terrorist attacks. He is flying an airline jet, which most likely transports over 100 people. Also his job is at risk after his employers announced budget constraints, which means layoffs. So he is stressed over losing his job as well. Michael is also recovering from a recent divorce from his wife of 15 years which all on its on is an emotional and extremely stressful event. Not to mention the stress coming from not being able to see his kids as much as he wanted after the divorce. Each and every one of those services can and will cause stress. Michael is going through a lot at this time of his life with work and his family as the main factors of stress. This is stress that Michael can’t really get away from and try to ignore. He is just going to have to learn how to cope with his stress factors and try to make better of them all. *
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