Can one be measured for brain plasticity and/or brain “damage” resulting from stress?

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Bruce S. McEwen, Ph.D. - Brain and behavior research expert on mental illness

Not really, except in cases of stroke or head trauma. Neuropsychological tests of memory and executive function are best to reveal deficits, which in many cases may be due to a sedentary life style and lack of adequate rest and may be reversible with physical activity, as I describe above.

Bruce S. McEwen, Ph.D.
Alfred E. Mirsky Professor, The Rockefeller University
1998 NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Grant
2005 Goldman-Rakic Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Cognitive Neuroscience
Foundation Scientific Council Member