Cortisol – the stress hormone

Small increases of cortisol produce positive effects like improved memory, reduced sensitivity to pain, and increased sustained energy.

The results, reported in the journal Brain, showed that patients with chronic pain generally have higher cortisol levels than healthy individuals.

During the first phase of a major national study, scientists have uncovered a new cluster of preclinical symptoms linked to a significant increase in the risk that a young person will go on to develop a psychotic illness, including schizophrenia… Among the key findings: Prodromal youth with elevated levels of the and indicators of neuro-inflammation are more likely to become psychotic within a year.

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