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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

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

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

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

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

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