A new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University reveals that if you treat your mental health issues early and often, you can stop them from becoming a permanent fixture.
In the study, published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, researchers at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University College London found that individuals with depression had higher levels of cortisol and oxytocin, a hormone that helps us feel secure and happy.
But when depression was untreated, they saw their cortisol levels spike.
This could be seen as a sign of depression worsening over time.
This study shows that it’s possible to reduce cortisol levels and improve oxytocina levels with the right interventions.
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