Stress and Its Effect on the Brain and Body.

Excessive human stress is widely regarded as a contributing factor to, or a cause of, numerous physical and mental diseases. This topic requires you to address the neurobiological mechanisms associated with the stress response, and how the brain responds to stress. In particular, you will need to identify how stress hormones can impede the well-being and normal functioning of the brain. Further, this topic should include an examination of the effects of stress on the functioning of specific brain structures such as the hippocampus, prefrontal cortex, and/or amygdala.

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