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June 13, 2018

In Part 1 of this series on the physiology of stress, I described the evolutionary goals of the stress response and the functions of the sympathetic nervous system that meet these. In this post, we’ll look at the endocrine response to stress.

The Hypothalamic-Pituitary-...

May 30, 2018

The American Psychological Association has been measuring stress in America since 2007. Over that time, overall stress levels among adult Americans have continued to rise. In 2015, the average overall stress level of adult respondents was a self-rating of 5.1 on a 10 p...

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