Tag - neurotransmitters

Why No One Should Expect for a Survivor to Just “Shake Off” Depression

Long term physical and emotional stress as is experienced by everyone who is diagnosed with cancer and everyone who undergoes surgery, chemotherapy and/or radiation leads to... Evelvated Cortisol Levels (this is our first line stress hormone). Chronically elevated cortisol leads to... Elevated levels of Epinephrine and Norepinephrine in the brain (the neurotransmitters that mediate our fight or flight response) which leads to... Depressed levels of Serotonin (the neurotransmitter that helps you feel calm, happy and to think clearly). Gritting your teeth and trying [...]