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A single yoga video helps you de-stress and be confident

The practice of yoga has become very popular, being thought to improve people’s mental and physical health. There is a lot of scientific evidence pointing to the benefits of such mind-body practice – especially in the treatment

Can prolonged exposure to cortisol excess have an irreversible effect on emotion-related brain areas?

Cortisol is a hormone produced in humans by adrenal glands and it is necessary to live. In healthy people, cortisol level naturally increases in response to stressful situations, but when cortisol level in the body is too

Cortisol levels as index for vulnerability to stress

Stress exposure is known to precipitate psychological disorders. However, large differences exist in how individuals respond to stress; whereas some people thrive under stressful situations, others break down and are at risk to develop psychopathology. One important