Am I stressing out?

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Hey, hang on a second, what are you doing? What is wrong with you? Don’t you feel stressed when you see such an enormous alligator ?!


Authors : Izabela PrzezdzikRoselyne Chauvin – Illustration : Roselyne Chauvin

Editor :  Sophie Akkermans – Marpessa JenniferJeroen van Baar
Main references:
– Social influences on neuroplasticity: stress and interventions to promote well-being – Richard J Davidson & Bruce S McEwen – Nature Neuroscience Review 2012
– Stress and the social brain: behavioural effects and neurobiological mechanisms – Carmen Sandi & József Haller- Nature Reviews Neuroscience 2015
– Stein MB, Fallin MD, Schork NJ, Gelernter J (November 2005). “COMT polymorphisms and anxiety-related personality traits”. Neuropsychopharmacology.
– Liu 1997. Maternal care, hippocampal glucocorticoid receptors, and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal responses to stress. Science

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