This fascinating video lecture offers new insight in the treatment of one of the most frequent complaints in a medical consultation, namely an excessive sensitivity to stress, by correcting the hormone deficits with hormone supplementation, an approach that may replace and even exceed in efficacy traditional calming drugs given in stressed patients by treating the (hormone) cause(s) and not only the consequence(s) of an excessive sensitivity to stress (or low stress resistance).
The main disorder checked here is stress oversensitivity, which is a frequent finding in several hormone deficits or excesses, and is often accompanied by irritability. Among the stress disorders classified in the DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition) that are reviewed here are the adjustment disorders (unhealthy or excessive emotional or behavioral reactions to a stressful event or change in a person’s life) and post-traumatic stress disorder (disorder that develops in some people who have experienced a shocking, scary, or dangerous event), also often facilitated by the presence of hormone deficits.
Abundant scientific data is reviewed for the 4 major hormone therapies that improve stress resistance and reduce the associated irritability, such as cortisol, growth hormone, progesterone, and melatonin. For each of these hormones the following is investigated:
- the type of stress oversensitivity that they provide (how and when it impacts on the patient’s mind and body) is detailed
- the scientific evidence is provided that shows association of low levels of these hormones with significant increases in stressful feelings
- the studies that show the presence of lower levels of these hormones in stress disorders
- Also, the trials that show the improved stress resistance that may be obtained with supplementation with these hormones.
Additionally, strong data and practical information is provided for other hormone therapies that may improve the resistance to stress, such as with DHEA, testosterone, and oxytocin.
Useful information is given on the hormone excesses that make people stressed, such as hyperthyroidism, estrogen predominance, testosterone excess, etc.
Finally, information is provided on which spiritual uneasiness may promote the occurrence of stressful feelings and how spiritual readjustment may also contribute to make people better cope with stress.