Tag Archives: Stress

Lower methylation of glucocorticoid receptor gene promoter 1F in peripheral blood of veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder

Lower methylation of glucocorticoid receptor gene promoter 1F in peripheral blood of veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.   Apropos to my recent post about depression and the HPA axis, this study has revealed for the first time a possible link between trauma, PTSD, and genetic change. I said in the last post that a […]
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Latest understanding of Depression and Stress

An original article appeared this month in the psychiatric literature which reviewed our current understanding of the stress response system (the HPA:  hypothalamic pituitary axis).  The research group was looking for genetic variations in the HPA to see if there was a link to depression. The brain has widely distributed receptors for a hormone called […]
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Relaxation is all in your breath, of course

Abdominal Breathing Exercise Purpose • Your breathing is directly related to the level of tension you carry in your body. • I f you breathe shallowly, in your chest, you will become more tense and more anxious. This kind of breathing stimulates the sympathetic branch of your nervous system, which is connected to the “fight, […]
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