*m. Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley found that those who suffer from chronic stress experience long-term changes in their brain that makes them susceptible to mood disorders and high anxiety. It may be possible that prolonged stress may develop a stronger connection between the hippocampus and the area of the brain responsible for a person's fight or flight response, while weakening the hippocampus' connection with the prefrontal cortex, which moderates those…
Chronic Stress Changes The Brain Over Time ~ 5 Calming Steps To Lower Cortisol Levels
There have been so many times in my life where stress has gotten the better of me. Because of chronic illness like Fibromyalgia, CFS/ME, and all that goes with it, my stress levels can go off the charts! These 5 steps help me gain a measure of control over the anxiety I often experience. *Pin Now Read Later!♥
Stress isn’t always a bad thing; it can be handy for a burst of extra energy and focus, like when you’re playing a competitive sport or have to speak in public. But when it’s continuous, it actually begins to change your brain. Madhumita Murgia shows how chronic stress can affect brain size, its structure, and how it functions, right down to the level of your genes.