Posted by 4WD on October 2, 2005, at 0:13:21
In reply to Re: Cortisol, posted by Cecilia on September 30, 2005, at 4:40:56
> I`m still confused about cortisol. I always thought that stress, depression, anxiety etc. raise cortisol levels so in theory any successful treatment would lower them. It`s a chicken or the egg situation-even if your cortisol`s high, if you`re already depressed how would you know if elevated cortisol caused the depression or depression caused the elevated cortisol? Cecilia
Good question. My former pdoc said high cortisol could cause anxiety. The endocrinologist said anxiety caused the high cortisol.