How Excess Stress Hormone Levels Can Lead to Deteriorated Mental Health

High concentrations of the stress hormone, cortisol, in the body affect important DNA processes and increase the risk of long-term psychological consequences. A research team from the Sahlgrenska Academy studied patients with Cushing''s Syndrome and identified the relationship. These findings pave way for new treatment strategies for other stress-related psychological conditions such as anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress.

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