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What You Should Know About Cortisol

Copyright 2011. Roberta Shapiro, M.Ed., Psychotherapist Miami. All rights reserved. Our bodies have a built-in mechanism often referred to as the “stress response” which helps protect us from the effects of acute, immediate stress. This process involves several hormones in the adrenal gland. Following the immediate “adrenal rush,” we experience a massive release of cortisol … Continue reading

Migraines, Stress and Anxiety

Copyright 2011. Roberta Shapiro, M.ED. All rights reserved. Over the years I’ve come to realize that migraines or tension headaches┬ábecame more and more prevalent amongst my patients who came into my private Miami practice seeking help with anxiety or stress. One of the most common type of pain experienced by people around the world is … Continue reading