8/28/2013

Stress can impair the brain's ability to conduct rational thought, and that means therapy used to treat depression or anxiety can be thwarted when people getting the treatment are experiencing high levels of stress, according to findings from a study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. In some cases, people can perform better when they've gotten used to dealing with some levels of stress, but too much stress impairs reasoned, logical response.

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