Protective and damaging effects of stress mediators: central role of the brain

  title={Protective and damaging effects of stress mediators: central role of the brain},
  author={Bruce S. McEwen},
  booktitle={Dialogues in clinical neuroscience},
The mind involves the whole body and two-way communication between the brain and the cardiovascular, immune, and other systems via neural and endocrine mechanisms. Stress is a condition of the mind-body interaction, and a factor in the expression of disease that differs among individuals. It is notjust the dramatic stressful events that exact their toll, but rather the many events of daily life that elevate and sustain activities of physiological systems and cause sleep deprivation, overeating… CONTINUE READING
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