Soldiers who suffered TBI as a result of an IED blast are more likely to have pituitary hormone problems than patients with TBI caused by accidents, a new study suggests.
The "hunger hormone" ghrelin, when released during chronic stress, makes the brain more vulnerable to traumatic events. Researchers suggest this could predispose people to PTSD.
A new study reports teenage boys with raised cortisol levels and depressive symptoms are up to 14 times more likely to develop major depression that their peers.
According to a new study, female night owls had cortisol levels comparable to men. The researcher suggests high cortisol levels could be a biological mechanism which explains higher risk taking in night owls.
According to a new study, children who late develop autism are exposed to elevated levels of steroid hormones while in the womb.
Researchers report cortisol can strengthen negative memories.
According to a new study, the amygdala has an inhibitory effect on cortisol during early development of nonhuman primates.
A new study could help explain why stress often leads people to binge eat or relapse into addiction.