Why stress is bad for your brain
From: Science(Vol. 273, Issue 5276)
Publisher: American Association for the Advancement of Science
Document Type: Article
Length: 1,458 words
Sustained stress induces overly high concentrations of glucocorticoids (GCs), which have been shown to damage the hippocampus in rodent brains. New studies link hippocampal atrophy in humans to high GC levels due to depression, Cushing's syndrome and combat stress.
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