Is There a Link Between Stress and Depression?
- According to the National Institutes of Health, more than
25 percent of the population suffers from some form of depression.
depression is genetic. Others say it's a chemical imbalance. While the causes of depression are not
clear for everyone, medical evidence shows that stress or significant changes in your life may be
linked to depression.
"When under stress, the body's metabolism, blood pressure and
circulation are disrupted. Immunity and resistance are drastically reduced. Performance suffers,"
said Dr. Shawn Mueller, a naturopathy specialist in Fort Myers, Fla. "In short, stress undermines
health and destroys well-being."
Researchers at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia have
found that rats repeatedly exposed to the stress hormone corticosterone show more depression-like
behavior and greater signs of anxiety. The findings, which appeared in the December 2004 issue of
Behavioral Neuroscience, cite medical evidence that depression can stem from the body's
overproduction of "stress" hormones, cortisol in humans and corticosterone in
Cortisol, the "stress hormone," plays an important role in regulating metabolism and
maintaining blood pressure. But high amounts of stress can disrupt the body's normal cortisol
levels, which could affect the body's immune system and energy level.
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