New research show that your mood is influenced by your immune cells in response to prolonged stress. During times of prolonged stress, cells from the immune system are sent to the brain and promote symptoms of anxiety. Seattle hypnosis and Bainbridge hypnosis clients learn self hypnosis and other mindfulness stress reduction techniques to manage stress. Life is busy, active and full of stressors – that is a fact. You may not have control over the stressful events that life delivers, but you certainly can control how you respond to it. Like I keep saying, you do have a choice: You can show up late to a meeting late and stressed or late and relaxed – it’s up to you.
Mood Is Influenced by Immune Cells Called to the Brain in Response to Stress
ScienceDaily, August 21, 2013: New research shows that in a dynamic mind-body interaction during the interpretation of prolonged stress, cells from the immune system are recruited to the brain and promote symptoms of anxiety.
The findings, in a mouse model, offer a new explanation of how stress can lead to mood disorders and identify a subset of immune cells, called monocytes, that could be targeted by drugs for treatment of mood disorders.
The Ohio State University research also reveals new ways of thinking about the cellular mechanisms behind the effects of stress, identifying two-way communication from the central nervous system to the periphery — the rest of the body — and back to the central nervous system that ultimately influences behavior.
Unlike an infection, trauma or other problems that attract immune cells to the site of trouble in the body, this recruitment of monocytes that can promote inflammation doesn’t damage the brain’s tissue — but it does lead to symptoms of anxiety.
The research showed that the brain under prolonged stress sends signals out to the bone marrow, calling up monocytes. The cells travel to specific regions of the brain and generate inflammation that causes anxiety-like behavior.
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