How does stress affect the brain?

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asked Dec 20, 2017 in Mental Health by baro (230 points)
How does stress affect the brain?

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answered Jan 12 by Judy (28,640 points)
Cortisol the brain hormone that is responsible for memory is known to damage and even kill off brain cells when you're stressed out.

Being stressed out too much has also been known to cause premature aging of your brain.

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