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Results: Wounds healed 40% slower before exams than
in summer; produced less Interleukin 1 than controls. Can Stress Shrink Your Brain?
(Sapolsky, 1999) Parting Shots
The stress response is good
Without the stress response, you would never
survive an acute stressor. In this sense, the stress
response is highly adaptive.
Too much of the stress response is bad
Constantly running the stress response for chronic
psychological stressors does not help you deal with
those stressors, and causes a slow accumulation of
damage that can lead to serious illness.
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- Fall '08
- Endocrine System, psychological stress, Adrenal medulla