August 01, 2004
Hormone Courage

New Scientist is carrying this article summarizing a new discovery related to the mechanisms that turn mammalian mothers into ferocious defenders of their young. It would seem the mechanism works through suppression of corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH), which is key in the "fight or flight" hormonal reaction. It's hoped further research will lead to more effective medications for treating psychiatric disorders like depression and panic disorder.

Posted by scott at August 01, 2004 10:50 AM

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You mean they'll give me medicine, and next time I have a panic attack, I'll now attack everyone in sight? Cool. :)

Posted by: Kathy K on August 1, 2004 07:19 PM

Rrrmm... ahh... the phrase "unintended consequences" suddenly comes to mind.

Personally I was hoping for the ultimate anti-PMS drug. So much for reading the article carefully...

Posted by: Scott on August 1, 2004 07:21 PM
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