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Cortisol and Anxiety

Somebody asked me about the relationship between hormones and anxiety so I did some research and found some really interesting information about cortisol and anxiety. Rather than focus on a particular study I’m going to just go through some of the more interesting connections. Cortisol is a long-term (more than 3 minutes) stress hormone that … Continue reading

Don’t fight a sabre tooth tiger

I always talk to my students about stressing out during an exam. Your body doesn’t know the difference between an exam and a life or death situation; if your body stresses out you go into the stress response. This starts with the release of adrenaline and noradrenaline which both act as a neurotransmitter and as … Continue reading

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