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(p. 103) Can neurobiology explain the relationship between stress and disease? 

(p. 103) Can neurobiology explain the relationship between stress and disease?
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(p. 103) Can neurobiology explain the relationship between stress and disease?
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Stafford Lightman

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780198530343.003.0006
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date: 17 September 2019

This chapter explores if neurobiology can explain the relationship between stress and disease. It considers if events that occurred early in life, perhaps during a period of prolonged stress, may affect biological processes, sometimes permanently, through changes in the midbrain neurotransmitter concentrations, the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, and the central nervous system (CNS). Animal models of stress are used to demonstrate these changes.

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