Category Archives: Mental Health: Early Life Stress

Is sugar a drug? High consumption may relieve stress, say researchers






Newswise — Washington, DC—Drinking sugar-sweetened beverages can suppress the hormone cortisol and stress responses in the brain, but diet beverages sweetened with aspartame do not have the same effect, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal … Continue reading






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Stress during pregnancy related to infant gut microbiota






Women who experience stress during pregnancy are likely to have babies with a poor mix of intestinal microbiota and with a higher incidence of intestinal problems and allergic reactions. This could be related to psychological and physical problems as the … Continue reading






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How early trauma influences behavior






Traumatic events leave their mark. People exposed to a traumatic experience early in life are more likely to be affected by illnesses such as borderline personality disorder or depression. However such experience can also have positive effects in certain circumstances. … Continue reading






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Exercise reverses the effects of early life stress on orexin cell reactivity in male but not female rats






Front Behav Neurosci. 2014 Jul 23;8:244. doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2014.00244. eCollection 2014. Exercise reverses the effects of early life stress on orexin cell reactivity in male but not female rats. James MH1, Campbell EJ1, Walker FR1, Smith DW1, Richardson HN2, Hodgson DM1, … Continue reading






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