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CBT can effectively reduce symptoms of chronic stress

6 days ago

Stress-related conditions such as adjustment disorder and clinical burnout can be effectively treated with a 12-week cognitive-behavioral programme,…
Science seeks a better way to measure stress, anxiety and depression

December 30, 2019

Doctors and researchers are equipped with objective tests to detect and measure many serious illnesses. But when it…
Scientists develop new method that predicts vulnerability to stress

December 18, 2019

Stress is part of life for everyone, but how we respond to it seems to vary from person…
New study seeks to improve the way dentists measure children’s pain during appointments

December 18, 2019

If you fear a trip to the dentist, you are among a majority of adults that report moderate…
How Stress Disrupts the Brain, Leading to Anhedonia, or the Inability of Feel Pleasure in Daily Activities

December 3, 2019

Much maligned as it tends to be in the media, stress is not all bad, and in smaller…
Husbands’ stress increases if wives earn more than 40 per cent of household income

November 20, 2019

Husbands are least stressed when their wives earn up to 40 percent of household income but they become…
Stress, Plastic Additives in Late Pregnancy Raise Risk of Premature Birth

November 18, 2019

Women exposed simultaneously to stress and plastic additives late in pregnancy are at increased risk for premature birth,…
Stressed to the max? Deep sleep can rewire the anxious brain

November 8, 2019

When it comes to managing anxiety disorders, William Shakespeare’s Macbeth had it right when he referred to sleep…
Can a cat improve your grandma’s life?

November 5, 2019

A collaborative study out of Athens is trying to determine if having a pet can improve the mental state…
Study suggests a new way to think about the brain’s link to postpartum depression

October 23, 2019

Chronic stress during pregnancy triggers an immune response in the brain that has potential to alter brain functions…
More interventions needed for mothers as prenatal stress could affect baby’s brain, say researchers

October 15, 2019

New research from King’s College London has found that maternal stress before and during pregnancy could affect a…
Ethnically Diverse Mothers, Children Living in Poverty at Risk for Sleep Problems

October 10, 2019

African-American and other ethnically diverse mothers know the value of a good night’s sleep, but they and their…
Getting by with a little help from (fishy) friends

September 20, 2019

When stressed, humans – and other groups of social mammals – often rely on the support of friends…
Teens who don’t date are less depressed

September 9, 2019

Dating, especially during the teenage years, is thought to be an important way for young people to build…
Overweight kids actually eat less right after stressful events

September 4, 2019

People often react to stress by binging on sweets or fattening comfort foods, cravings fueled by the appetite-stimulating…
Skin creams aren’t what we thought they were

August 29, 2019

Anyone who has gone through the stress and discomfort of raw, irritated skin knows the relief that comes…
Social media stress can lead to social media addiction

August 28, 2019

Social network users risk becoming more and more addicted to social media platforms even as they experience stress from their…
A new study shows that the hippocampus retains traces of negative and stressful experiences which are linked to depressive behaviours

August 22, 2019

Depression can be associated with behaviours such as social avoidance, that is, the refusal to interact with others…
Pathological Gaming may a Symptom of other Problems, rather than a Bona Fide Disorder, Study Suggests

August 12, 2019

A new study has recently questioned the idea that pathological gaming – loosely defined as gaming at the…
Stress linked to worse outcomes for young women with heart disease

August 7, 2019

Stress is much more harmful for young and middle-aged women with cardiovascular disease than for other patients, new…
Frog in your throat? Stress might be to blame for vocal issues

July 25, 2019

Glossophobia, or the fear of public speaking, often comes up in lists of greatest fears. Such anxiety can…
‘Magnetic’ air pollution putting city dwellers at risk of heart disease

July 16, 2019

The hearts of people living in highly polluted urban areas could be up to ten times more polluted…
An ‘awe-full’ state of mind may set you free

June 27, 2019

An induced feeling of awe, or state of wonder, may be the best strategy yet for alleviating the…
Dogs mirror owner’s stress

June 12, 2019

The levels of stress in dogs and their owners follow each other, according to a new study from…
Researchers see stress and trauma in women’s stories about abortion

June 10, 2019

A University at Buffalo-led research team has used public narratives, an increasingly popular form of person-centered advocacy offering…
Study links work burnout and weight gain

June 5, 2019

A new study from the University of Georgia has found that feeling overworked contributes to a variety of unhealthy…
Sticking to sports can help kids adjust

June 4, 2019

Thinking of getting your child to take up a sport that involves a coach or instructor? Good news:…
Pregnancy stress linked to lower sperm count in male offspring

May 30, 2019

Men whose mothers were exposed to stressful life events during the first 18 weeks of pregnancy may have…
Breastfeeding struggles linked to postpartum depression in mothers

May 30, 2019

As a doctor, I encourage mothers to breastfeed. Breastfeeding is affordable, helps with bonding and has health benefits for both the…
Greater well-being when awareness of stress aligns with the heart

May 27, 2019

We can feel stress in the body through common sensations: sweaty palms, racing heart and shallow breathing. Some…
Why a four-day workweek is not good for your health

May 27, 2019

Many employers and employees love the thought of a four-day workweek. Supposedly, a four-day work schedule allows workers extra…
What Does the Microbiome Have to Do with Stress and Depression?

May 22, 2019

In one aspect of her most recent National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded research, the UC San Francisco School…
How Unstable Work Schedules Affect Individuals and Families

May 22, 2019

“A lot of the instability in family life comes from uncertainty about time,” says sociology professor Kristen Harknett, of…
Doctors have such a stressful job that they often turn to alcohol

May 17, 2019

There are very little jobs as stressful as being a doctor. Long working hours, huge cost of a…
Obesity linked to psychological distress

May 9, 2019

New research, published in the research journal Obesity, has found that people on lower incomes may be more likely…
Stress in early life could make people more likely to develop depression

May 9, 2019

New research by the University of Bristol has found that early life adversity could make an individual more…
Spirituality as ‘Resourcefulness’

April 25, 2019

Spirituality could soon become a third pillar in a trademarked stress-reduction program developed by researchers at the Frances…
How to Close the Door on Stress

April 16, 2019

It’s not news that too much stress can be harmful to your health. It can lead to a…
Story time: a novel solution for preemies, moms suffering from postpartum depression

April 4, 2019

It’s a heartbreaking reality: many women who give birth to children requiring the expert care of a neonatal…
Can Short-Term Stress Make the Body and Mind More Resilient? A New Study is Testing That Theory

March 26, 2019

Ancient practices like tai chi and yoga have long focused on breathing as a way to control the…
How to Help College Students Counteract Depression and Anxiety

March 14, 2019

One in 5 students battle depression, anxiety and related mood disorders during their college years. Suicide is the second-leading cause of…
Mindfulness found to improve mental health of students

March 12, 2019

Mental health amongst university students could be improved by introducing mindfulness training. These are the findings from the…
The emotional impact of dealing with deadly tornadoes

March 12, 2019

A University of Miami psychologist explains what victims of Sunday’s destructive tornadoes in the South are up against…
Testing tools to ease stress of parents caring for kids aided by medical technology at home

February 27, 2019

Nurse researchers at Case Western Reserve University have launched an extensive study to learn how parents can best…
Unmet social needs among Medicaid members lead to stress, chronic conditions

February 15, 2019

A survey of Medicaid members found that increasing levels of unmet social needs were positively associated with stress,…
The Importance of Employee Mental Health

January 7, 2019

Businesses should always consider their employees’ overall well-being. An employee’s health is a big factor that affects their…
Want to help your teens? Make their lives predictable

December 20, 2018

Establishing consistent routines at home for your teen may generate pushback, but it could also set him or her…
Clues to chronic fatigue syndrome in overactive immune response

December 17, 2018

New research from King’s College London finds that an exaggerated immune response can trigger long-lasting fatigue, potentially explaining…
What social stress in monkeys can tell us about human health

December 12, 2018

Research in recent years has linked a person’s physical or social environment to their well-being. Stress wears down…
Are you stressed? Your eyes may provide a window into your mental workload

December 12, 2018

With nearly breakneck speed, the demands of work productivity in today’s society seem to have increased tenfold. Enter…
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