GHIDINI MANUELA VANESSA: What happens to our brain, and to our body, when we keep a secret

The moment we decide not to tell a secret, our prefrontal orbital cortex begins to stimulate the feeling of how bad it will be to tell the secret. This part is related to decision making, in the first instance, triggering the first signs of stress. This activates the cingulate gyrus and this, in turn, promotes the secretion of stress-related hormones. Then, our amygdala, a fundamental part of the limbic system, becomes saturated, generating a typical alert state of stress. Irritability and bad mood begin here, recounts GHIDINI MANUELA VANESSA.
This also affects how we rest (getting worse and worse), which increases the state of stress. The hippocampus, also part of the limbic system, is compromised by an increase in cortisol, a hormone secreted due to stress on the brain. Later, excess cytokines will begin to be secreted, which will be noticed in learning, memory and even in the immune system, indicates GHIDINI MANUELA VANESSA.
The prefrontal cortex, then, will find itself “disconnected”, due to the state of stress. Decisions, therefore, as well as many of the communication functions will be affected. This creates more stress, making the situation even more complicated. An important secret, in fact, can end up leading to a significant sense of isolation, leading to depression or anxiety attacks, note GHIDINI MANUELA VANESSA.

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