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May 6, 2015

Journal Writing Can Help Mothers Raising a Child With Autism Manage Stress

Apr. 15, 2015 — Mothers raising a child with autism can manage stress through emotional disclosure in journal writing, an occupational therapy professor reports. These mothers can get burned out because if there is ... read more

Stress and Obesity: Your Family Can Make Your Fat

Apr. 6, 2015 — A new study suggests a relationship between long-term exposure to three specific types of family stressors and children becoming obese by the time they turn ... read more

Mar. 30, 2015 — Roughly 8 percent of people in the US suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). SSRIs, such as Zoloft and Paxil, are the only currently-approved therapy, but their effectiveness is marginal. ... read more

Veterans' Avoidant Coping Interfers With Transition to University Life

Mar. 26, 2015 — A study of 165 veterans currently enrolled at three Texas universities shows that those who use problem-focused coping strategies for anxiety and depression instead of avoidant coping have more ... read more

Sleep Loss Tied to Emotional Reactions

Mar. 25, 2015 — A new book summarizes research on the interplay of sleep and various components of emotion and affect that are related to mood disorders, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder and ... read more

Mar. 23, 2015 — Tumors that produce more stress granules are more likely to metastasize, according to researchers. The results suggest that drugs to inhibit the formation of these structures might rein in cancer ... read more

Stress Management Techniques Improve Long-Term Mood and Quality of Life for Women With Breast Cancer

Mar. 23, 2015 — A new study shows that providing women with skills to manage stress early in their breast cancer treatment can improve their mood and quality of life many years ... read more

Study of Veterans Finds Family Support During Deployment Reduces Suicidal Thoughts

Mar. 16, 2015 — Family support during deployment is an important protective factor against post-deployment suicidal ideation according to a new study. Suicidal ideation includes thoughts that can range from fleeting ... read more

Risk Patterns Identified That Make People More Vulnerable to PTSD

Mar. 16, 2015 — A new computational tool has been built that identifies 800 different ways people are at increased risk for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), permitting for the first time a personalized ... read more

Mar. 11, 2015 — There may not yet be a cure for insomnia, but researchers are a step closer to predicting who is most likely to suffer from it -- just in time for World Sleep Day on March 13. Researchers note that ... read more

Gene Networks for Innate Immunity Linked to PTSD Risk

Mar. 10, 2015 — Researchers have identified genetic markers, derived from blood samples that are linked to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The markers are associated with gene networks that regulate innate ... read more

Stress Reduction May Reduce Fasting Glucose in Overweight and Obese Women

Mar. 6, 2015 — A treatment known as mindfulness-based stress reduction may decrease fasting glucose and improve quality of life in overweight and obese women, new research ... read more

Exercise Benefits When Young Could Be Undermined in People Unable to Cope With Stress

Mar. 4, 2015 — Young people who exercise may be less likely to benefit from it in terms of avoiding heart disease later in life if they are prone to have a poor ability to cope with stress, reveals research. ... read more

Mar. 3, 2015 — Widespread post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and suicidal ideation has been found among teenagers in warn-torn Northern Uganda, not only among former child soldiers. Psychological support ... read more

Stress Markers in Unemployed Linked to Poor Health

Mar. 3, 2015 — It appears that stress markers in unemployed people can be found, independent of smoking, alcohol consumption and overweight/obesity. Results from a study suggest that long-term unemployment may be ... read more

Is Your Busy Schedule Affecting Your Health? Time Might Not Be the Problem

Feb. 25, 2015 — The modern schedule is infamously frantic, leaving many of us feeling constantly pressed for time. But that feeling may not have much to do with time itself, according to a new study. "Feeling ... read more

Meditation Can Reduce Chronic Neck Pain, Study Shows

Feb. 25, 2015 — Meditation might be an effective treatment for reducing chronic neck pain, according to research. Chronic neck pain can lead to serious comorbidities like depression. Patients with chronic neck pain ... read more

How Stress Can Lead to Inequality

Feb. 18, 2015 — How does stress affect our self-confidence when we compete? A new study shows how stress could actually be both a consequence and a cause of social and economic inequality, affecting our ability to ... read more

Workplace Bullying a Vicious Circle

Feb. 17, 2015 — Bullying at work grinds victims down and makes them an 'easy target' for further abuse according to new research. The research suggests that employers should not only crack down on ... read more

Feb. 13, 2015 — Young and middle-aged women experience more stress than their male counterparts, which could contribute to worse recovery from acute myocardial infarction, according to new findings by ... read more

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