Sorry about that, Cloud, if I contributed to your sense of not being heard. You're probably right why this is a sensitive topic. Also I just don't see a biological model that I like for how this would work. Stress is very theory-based to me, and I'm deeply suspicous of theory-based explanations. I don't see much science in stress. I love Dr. Jason but I just don't like the HPA stuff as a trigger. Maybe that's my problem in not understanding something, however, or being biased against anything connected to a (bio)psychosocial model and bad inclusion criteria. You are entitled to your own opinion, of course, but you understand (since you stated it already) why this hits a nerve. In my more reasonable state, I usually allow that there could be a subset for which stress was importartant.