Chapters Eight and Nine

“Of all the things you'll ever have to worry about, me loving you will never be one of them.”

Hypothalamic Pituitary Adrenal Axis: the HPA Axis is made up of three components: the hypothalamus (in the brain), the pituitary gland, and the adrenal gland.

Hypothalamus: the part of the brain near the pituitary gland that links the nervous system to the endocrine system; when the hypothalamus senses stress, it signals the pituitary gland to release co…

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