Posts Tagged ‘brain shrinkage’

Stress Causes Shrinkage Of Important Body Parts Or Fear Of Shrinkage Causes Stress

December 1, 2012

A new study has found that living a stressful life may lead to shrinking in important parts of the brain. Researchers at Yale University saw reductions in the amount of gray matter in parts of the brain that control physiological and emotional functioning in those who endured significant amounts of stress. According to a press release on Yale’s website, the study observed over 100 healthy participants by conducting magnetic resonance imaging scans while they  answered questions about potentially traumatic life events, including the losing of a loved one, job or home.

Or fear of shrinkage causes stress.