A Short Note On Chronic Stress On The Brain Essay
Psychology Today. Sussex, 12 Feb 2014. Web. 10 Feb 2016.
Bergland’s article talks about the effect of chronic stress on the brain, centering on the research of Daniela Kaufer, an associate professor of integrative biology at UC Berkeley. He builds up a scientific explanation as to why stress can have negative effects such as proneness to anxiety, learning disorders, and mood disorders, then finishes by suggesting ways to relieve stress.
Since the article focuses on the scientific evidence and reasoning behind the negative effects of stress, it seems very reliable and accurate. The way Bergland explains what seems like a complex neurological concept in a relatively short article is surprisingly easy to read and tom understand. He also links many of the topics mentioned to other pages on Psychology Today, making additional research much easier. However, it should be noted that given the rate of modern research and the fact that this article was published two years ago, it would be a good idea to further investigate stress studies for the most updated results.
Since everyone experiences some sort of stress daily, it is good to know exactly how much damage extended periods of high stress can cause (which is quite a lot, according to this article). Some people find it helpful to schedule events and tasks to reduce stress, since it gives them a sense of control and relieves them of worrying…