How can stress cause anxiety? Blame the brain’s cannabis

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Stress is a common occurrence in everyday life. Unfortunately, stress causes the brain to create a chemical imbalance that triggers anxiety. These cannabis-type hormones overwork the part of the brain that should be in a calm state. On a positive note, researchers can use these findings in hopefully being able to create effective antianxiety medications in the future. Check out Dank City for all your cannabis news.

Key Takeaways:

  • Stress contributes to a state of anxiety by prompting the production of a natural cannabinoid that disrupts the regulation of the amygdala
  • Unlike THC, which seems to relieve anxiety, the brain’s natural cannabinoid can have the opposite effect in response to stress
  • During a stressful event, the adrenal gland secretes a corticosteroid hormone that acts in the brain to stimulate the production of endocannabinoid within the amygdala

“Stress contributes to a state of anxiety by prompting the production of a natural cannabinoid that disrupts the regulation of the amygdala, the emotional center of the brain, according to the study recently published in the Journal of Neuroscience.”

https://news.tulane.edu/pr/how-can-stress-cause-anxiety-blame-brain%E2%80%99s-cannabis

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