TYPES OF PSYCHOSOCIAL STRESSORS TO BE CONSIDERED:
associates or nonconjugal family members, e.g., illness of best friend,
discordant relationship with boss.
4. OCCUPATIONAL: includes work, school, homemaking, e.g., unemployment
retirement, school problems.
5. LIVING CIRCUMSTANCES: e.g., change in residence, threat to
personal safety, immigration.
6. FINANCIAL: e.g., inadequate finances, change in financial
7. LEGAL: e.g., arrest, imprisonment, lawsuit, or trial.
8. DEVELOPMENTAL: phases of the life cycle, e.g., puberty,
transition to adult status, menopause, "becoming 50".
9. PHYSICAL ILLNESS OR INJURY: e.g., illness, accident, surgery,
1. CONJUGAL (MARITAL AND NONMARITAL): e.g., engagement, marriage,
10. OTHER PSYCHOSOCIAL STRESSORS: e.g., natural or man-made
disaster, persecution, unwanted pregnancy, out-of-wedlock birth,
11. FAMILY FACTORS (children and adolescents): In addition to the
above, for children and adolescents the following stressors may be
considered: cold, hostile, intrusive, abusive, conflictual or
confusingly inconsistent relationship between parents or toward child;
physical or mental illness in a family member; lack of parental
guidance or excessively harsh or inconsistent parental control,
discord, separation, death of spouse.
insufficient, excessive, or confusing social or cognitive stimulation,
anomalous family situation, e.g., complex or inconsistent parental
custody and visitation arrangements; foster family; institutional
rearing; loss of nuclear family.
2. PARENTING: e.g., becoming a parent, friction with child, illness
3. OTHER INTERPERSONAL: problems with one's friends, neighbors,