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Mar 18, 2013
USA / Europe
Cortisol, like inflammatoom, is good, and part of the body's stress response.

Chronic cortisol release is bad, like chronic low-grade inflammation. What I mean by that is, the problem is more upstream, whereby cortisol is only but a stress response. Stress response, or simply stress, is what should be improved.

When it comes to mental disorders, the correct keyword here was mental resilience. I'll look for a recent conference that was done on this topic, between stress, inflammation, and mental disease.

Right, cortisol, serotonin, estrogen, etc all have their role in acute response to stress. But the problem is adaptation to such state when experiencing chronic stress. After that most of these stress mediators form positive feedback cycles with each other and it is hard for a person to snap out of it.

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