Psychological stress arises when people are under mental, physical, or emotional pressure. It arises when the individual perceives that the pressure exceeds his adaptive power. It is perceived by the brain and stress hormones such as corticotropin-releasing hormone, glucocorticoids, and epinephrine are released. This triggers a wide range of physiological and behavior changes and responses that try to adapt the body to the stress. However, if the stress responses are inadequate or excess, they may trigger adverse physiological events. It has been shown that stress can trigger and/or exacerbate multiple conditions, including cardiovascular disease, migraine, multiple sclerosis, epileptic seizures, and neurodegeneration.
1) Skin plays important barrier and immune functions, maintaining homeostasis between external environment and internal tissues.
2) Skin is both an immediate stress perceiver and a target of stress responses.
3) Stress conditions exert their effects to skin mainly through the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis.
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Brain-Skin Connection: Stress, Inflammation and Skin Aging
Ying Chen* and John Lyga
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