Is your stress changing my brain? Stress isn’t just contagious; it alters the brain on a cellular level — ScienceDaily

The good news: we are truly wired to empathize with others and to benefit from social interactions.The bad news: your brain mirrors others’ brains; you can get PTSD brain changes when you relate to somebody else with PTSD…or depression, or anxiety, or stress. Longterm negative brain impacts (altered stress-response and altered neural networks) are predicted, and reversibility is apparently only possible for females (who socialize), but not so for males. (Univ Calgary, 2018)

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