Stress and Illness

Review Questions

The white blood cells that attack foreign invaders to the body are called ________.

  1. antibodies
  2. telomeres
  3. lymphocytes
  4. immune cells

Hint:

C

The risk of heart disease is especially high among individuals with ________.

  1. depression
  2. asthma
  3. telomeres
  4. lymphocytes

Hint:

A

The most lethal dimension of Type A behavior pattern seems to be ________.

  1. hostility
  2. impatience
  3. time urgency
  4. competitive drive

Hint:

A

Which of the following statements pertaining to asthma is false?

  1. Parental and interpersonal conflicts have been tied to the development of asthma.
  2. Asthma sufferers can experience asthma-like symptoms simply by believing that an inert substance they breathe will lead to airway obstruction.
  3. Asthma has been shown to be linked to hostility.
  4. Rates of asthma have decreased considerably since 2000.

Hint:

D