Monday, October 06, 2008

Does Cortisol Help Us To Regulate Our Emotions?

Low levels of the stress hormone cortisol could be linked to antisocial behaviour in adolescent boys, UK researchers say...

An increase in cortisol levels is thought to make people behave more cautiously, and help them to regulate their emotions, particularly their temper and violent impulses.

But (the) Cambridge university study found this did not happen in boys with a history of severe antisocial behaviour.

Read comments from lead researcher Dr. Graeme Fairchild on here.

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