The best way to envision the effect of acute stress is to imagine yourself in a primitive situation, such as being chased by a bear.
In response to seeing the bear, a part of the brain called the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) system is activated.
Release of Steroid Hormones and the Stress Hormone Cortisol. The HPA systems trigger the production and release of steroid hormones (glucocorticoids), including the primary stress hormone corti...Read more
It’s now both proven and accepted that long-term stress has damaging effects on our health, yet the effects of midlife stress into old... Read more »
Many people experience a long-lasting effect after having been involved or witnessing violence. “Strong emotions, jitters and sadness or... Read more »
Caregiving (especially when taking care of a loved one with Alzheimer's disease) often results in an increasingly stressful life. And that... Read more »
Stress is the feeling you get when you don’t think you have the tools, resources or emotional fortitude to get through your current... Read more »