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Every illness is always a compromise between an offence ability (the causal agent ) and a very personal resistance ability, in a given moment of the biological cycle of a living body. The resistance ability goes even throughout the reactions of stress.

Warning: If you do not agree to this statement, do not waste any more your time. Operative definition of stress used as a guideline for the following texts:
We term stress a set of relations linking external or internal stressors of physical, chemical, biological / metabolic, and psychological / social origin to nonspecific reactions of a living organism. These reactions come out from the homeostasis' modification elicited by the stressor or stressors, and act as a common final pathway.
Stress reactions can be due from external stressors or internal stressors or both and depend on individually set genetic and acquired abilities (Cocchi R, 1996, Drug therapy of pseudodementia as modulation of stress reactions. Three cases It. J. Intellect. Impair. 9: 173-180).

Some consequences:
1. Any internal biological-metabolic modification capable to disrupting homeostasis can cause stress reactions.

2. Every illness can have symptoms of stress as accompanying symptoms besides its direct symptoms.

3. The modulation of stress responses can give some relief to every illness, (see: Speculation4.htm ; Speculation5-it.htm) even to genetic-chromosomal diseases. (Down' s syndrome; Other genetic or chromosomal anomalies ) Moreover it can promote cell-mediated immunity against every type of infections (Immunity).

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Fields of research or interest (**):


Anosmia, Hyperosmia, Cacosmia, Ageusia, Dysgeusia

Attention and concentration troubles and stop studying

Autism and other PDDs

Down' s syndrome

Drug modulation of stress reactions



Mental retardation  

Genetic or chromosomal anomalies (Tuberous sclerosis, Cri-du-chat, Smith-Magenis I, Aicardi-Goutieres, Hallervorden-Spatz, Partial trisomy 22
, Smith-Magenis II, GM1 gangliosidosis) (*)

Others (clumsiness, idiopathic facial nerve paralysis1,post-erpetic facial nerve paralysis2, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo1, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo2, nocturia, Facial nerve paralysis3, Drooling,)


Premenstrual syndrome


Stress and depression

Stress and skin

Stress and sport (*)

Stress and cancer

Stress symptoms

World Congresses on Stress and other congresses

News and queries

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First release: 18 October2000 // Last updating: 18  August 2009 // Next updating: 07  March 2010