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Cortisol, the so-called stress hormone, seems to behave in contradictory ways in children. Some youngsters with behavioral problems have abnormally high levels of cortisol, while others with identical problems have abnormally low levels.
The Chinese philosopher, Lao Tzu, stated that love not only attacks the heart, but also the head.
Young adults who are lesbian, gay or bisexual (LGB) are at far higher risk for severe mental health problems than their heterosexual peers.
The cocktail of hormones running through a depressed motherâ€™s body may play a major role in the development of their babyâ€™s brain, according to this University of Michigan led study.
Babies born to depressed moms have higher levels of stress hormones, decreased muscle tone, U-M study finds.
Doctor Daniel Lindqvist from the Psychoimmunology Unit at Lund University is presenting these results in his PhD thesis.
Chronic jet lag alters the brain in ways that cause memory and learning problems long after one's return to a regular 24-hour schedule.
Exhaustion syndrome, also called burnout and exhaustion depression, leaves objectively measurable changes in the brain â€“ including reduced activity in the frontal lobes and altered regulation of the stress hormone cortisol.
Exposure to even dim light at night is enough to cause physical changes in the brains of hamsters that may be associated with depression, a new study shows.
Binge-drinking teenagers may be putting themselves at higher risk in adulthood for mood disorders such as anxiety and depression.
The adrenal glands are endocrine glands located directly on top of the kidneys. Their main function is to secrete vital hormones and steroids during times of stress, as well as govern many different bodily functions. The hormones that the adrenal glands secrete are primarily derived from amino acids or lipids. The right adrenal gland is pyramid-shaped, while the left adrenal gland is shaped like a crescent moon. They have an irregular surface configuration, are enclosed in a capsule made of...
- Emitting flashes of light; glittering.