Stress, the Brain and Depression
J Clin Psychiatry 2005;66(7):954 [book review]
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Acute and chronic stress causes psychiatric symptoms,
physiologic malfunction, and structural and chemical neurobiological
alterations. The elevated hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal
(HPA) axis cortisol levels seen in depression as well as in stress
reactions suggest that some depressions may be a type of stress
disorder. This excellent new volume reviews research evidence
for the basis of the relationship between traumatic events and