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Stress Will Not Be Ignored…

1 NERVOUS SYSTEM
Under stress, the body shifts its energy resources to fight off the perceived threat. Known as the fight or flight response, the sympathetic nervous system signals the adrenal glands to release adrenaline and cortisol. These (stress) hormones set off a number of significant physiological responses, not the least of which interrupts sleep patterns. This can lead to impaired judgement, mood swings, depression, anxiety, panic attacks; even endangering a child’s brain development.

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Written by Brooks Juneau

March 25, 2009 at 4:19 pm