Chronic Stress Kills: High Cortisol Levels Damage the Brain, May Lead to Shorter Life and Neurodegenerative Diseases Such As Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

Researchers have noticed that there may be a connection between chronically elevated cortisol levels, typical of people under chronic stress, and damage to portions of the brain including the hippocampus and hypothalamus that are seen in neurodegenerative diseases of aging … Continue reading

Depressed But Antidepressants Don’t Work? Adrenal Fatigue or Neurotransmitter Imbalances May Be Responsible.

SSRI antidepressants are a mainstream treatment option for symptoms of depression. But often they do not work. As it turns out, depressive symptoms can be caused by a variety of physiological conditions that can be triggered by similar psychosocial stress factors such as jobs problems, divorce, and illness or death of a loved one. Often when SSRI antidepressants do not work, it is because the underlying problem is not low levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin. Instead, it is an imbalance in other neurotransmitters or adrenal hormones. Thus it is very important to do some testing before embarking on a treatment plan. Otherwise, you may find that you spend many thousands of dollars and years yet achieve no significant progress in recovery.

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