Not always. Only when stress is chronic, it can lead to depression. Sustained or chronic stress, in particular, leads to elevated hormones such as cortisol, the “stress hormone,” and reduced serotonin and other neurotransmitters in the brain, including dopamine, which has been linked to depression.
In life, most of us cannot avoid event related stress. For example, death of a loved one. Even positive events like getting married or starting a new job can lead to stress. While in most condition your body knows how to respond to such events, sometimes you may fail to recuperate from the situation.
Apart from depression, chronic stress may also lead to other serious health issues and may cause problems in daily routine. It can affect the immune system, cardiovascular system, neuroendocrine system, and central nervous systems.
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