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Evidence based stress management - stress, immunity, inflammation and the protective roles of the vagal nerve

103280The lecture is intended mainly for the the students.  

Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and usual stress increase the risk of heart attacks, colds, stroke and other health problems. The underlying mechanisms include effects of stress on hormones, immunity, inflammation and the nervous system. I will show evidence for such effects and the protective roles of the vagal nerve and of cognitive reappraisal in health and in treating PTSD. I will also show basic steps in stress management and their health impact.

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