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May 29, 2015

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May 29, 2015

Stress Relief Techniques Help Cancer Patients Overcome Fear of Treatment

May 14, 2015 — The benefit of rapid stress management techniques (RSMTs) to help cancer patients who experience 'procedure-related' stress has been revealed by a new study. Patients experiencing distress ... read more

Viewing Violent News on Social Media Can Cause Trauma

May 6, 2015 — Viewing violent news events via social media can cause people to experience symptoms similar to post-traumatic stress disorder ... read more

Nail Biters, Beware: Teeth Grinding Is Next

May 5, 2015 — Anxiety disorders affect approximately one in six adult Americans. The most well-known of these include panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and social ... read more

Traumatic Events, Financial Struggles May Threaten Women's Heart Health

Apr. 29, 2015 — Traumatic life events such as losing a child or a spouse increased the chances of a heart attack by more than 65 percent among middle-aged and older women regardless of heart disease risk factors or ... read more

Cocaine Changes Brain, Makes Relapse More Common in Addicts

Apr. 28, 2015 — Cocaine use causes 'profound changes' in the brain that lead to an increased risk of relapse due to stress, according to new research that identifies a molecular mechanism in the reward ... read more

Verbal Therapy Could Block Consolidation of Fear Memories in Trauma Victims

Apr. 22, 2015 — A verbal 'updating' technique aimed at blocking the consolidation of traumatic memories could protect against the long-term psychological and physiological effects of trauma, according to ... read more

Major Depression Leaves a Metabolic Mark

Apr. 23, 2015 — Major depression comes with an unexpected metabolic signature, according to new evidence.The findings in humans and mice offer new insight into the nature of depression. They may also yield new ways ... read more

Maternal Stress Increases Development of Fetal Neuroblastoma in Animal Model

Apr. 21, 2015 — While genetics play a substantial role in development of neuroblastoma, scientists say that something else is in play that elevates the risk: stress. Researchers have shown in mice genetically ... read more

Reconceptualizing Stress in Cancer Treatment

Apr. 14, 2015 — Psychological stress alone does not cause cancer but it can interfere with the immune system's response to cancer cells, which may increase the potential of metastasis, and cause neurochemical ... read more

Cancer and Chemobrain: Cancer Diagnosis Affects Cognitive Function

Apr. 17, 2015 — Breast cancer patients often display mild cognitive defects even before the initiation of chemotherapy. A new study now attributes the syndrome to post-traumatic stress induced by diagnosis of the ... read more

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

Apr. 7, 2015 — While other studies have shown that stress and negative marital quality can influence mortality and blood pressure, there has not been research that discussed how it might affect married couples over ... 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

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