Thursday, October 16, 2008


Question: Are your glands or your brain more likely to kill you from stress?
Answer: Brain
Stress can cause your adrenal glands to overreact by producing too much cortisol which can result in Cushing’s syndrome (22 deaths in the
U.S. in 2001, 29 in 2002 and 34 in 2003). Stress can also impact the biology of the brain causing stress and adjustment disorders, including post traumatic stress disorder or PTSD (29 deaths in 2001, 52 in 2002 and 51 in 2003).
If the solution to brain stress is exposure therapy (ie reliving the traumatic event) per a recent article in Science Daily, then the wild gyrations of the stock market could be both the cause and the cure!

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1 comment:

Nanditha Ram said...

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