eVox Brain Map for Stress

Did you know? Stress is the #1 cause of memory impairment in persons under age 501.

Many people suffer from stress – it’s an unavoidable part of modern life. But chronic stress can have a negative effect on your body and your brain.

When we are exposed to a chronic stressor (like working a high-pressure job or losing a loved one), the brain initiates a stress response. This is a similar process to what our body experiences during “fight or flight”. However, under conditions of chronic stress, the body doesn’t turn off this stress response. This is like a light bulb continuously left on.

A constant stress signal takes a toll on the brain, literally. Chronic stress can lead to a reduced brain size2, high rates of cell death3, and changes in neural network connectivity4. It’s no surprise, then, that many symptoms can be related to chronic stress. Feelings of anxiety, pain, memory problems, trouble sleeping, anger, and depressed mood can all be stress-related problems.

To properly manage the effects of chronic stress, it is imperative to consider the health of your brain. The eVox Brain Map helps your doctor understand your brain function and can be used to help guide your doctor in creating a treatment plan. This might include medications, lifestyle changes, or biofeedback training to help balance your stress response and improve your mental resilience.

Fight the effects of chronic stress and talk to your doctor about the eVox Brain Map today.

1 Rissman, R, et al (2012). Corticotropin-releasing facor receptor-dependent effects of repeated stress on tau phosphyloration, solubility, and aggregation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. March 26.
2 Sapolsky RM, et al (1993). Stress, the aging brain, and the mechanisms of neuron death. New England Journal of Medicine, 329:1049.
3 3Alekseenko AV, et al (2009). Glutamate induces formation of free radicals in rat brain synaptosomes. Biophysics, 54: 617.
4 4Chetty S, et al (2014). Stress and glucocorticoids promote oligodendrogenesis in the adult hippocampus. Molecular Psychiatry, 19:1275-83.

I immediately started sleeping better and then after about a month or so I started noticing that my memory was improving and I was less anxious.
– Erik W., New York, NY