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August 1, 2015

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August 1, 2015

Childhood Stress Fuels Weight Gain in Women

July 7, 2015 — When it comes to weight gain for women, childhood stress appears to be a bigger culprit than stress during adulthood, finds an American national study. Interestingly, though, neither childhood nor ... read more

Key Mechanism That Causes Neuropathic Pain Found

July 7, 2015 — A biological process called endoplasmic reticulum stress appears to play a key role in causing neuropathic pain, according to a new study. The discovery could eventually lead to new therapeutics for ... read more

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia With Psychiatric, Medical Conditions

July 6, 2015 — Cognitive behavioral therapy is a widely used nonpharmacologic treatment for insomnia disorders and an analysis of the medical literature suggests it also can work for patients whose insomnia is ... read more

How the Stress Hormone Cortisol Reinforces Traumatic Memories

July 1, 2015 — The stress hormone cortisol strengthens memories of scary experiences. However, it is effective not only while the memory is being formed for the first time, but also later when people look back at ... read more

PTSD, Traumatic Experiences May Raise Heart Attack, Stroke Risk in Women

June 29, 2015 — Women with severe PTSD or traumatic events may have a 60 percent higher lifetime risk of cardiovascular disease. The study is the first to examine trauma exposure, PTSD, and onset of cardiovascular ... read more

Predictors of Depression, PTSD Among African-Americans, Latinos

June 25, 2015 — Chronic disease and mental health issues disproportionately affect low-income African-Americans, Latinos and Hispanics. Researchers have developed a screening tool that may provide better ... read more

Resiliency Training Program Helps Teens Deal With Today's Stresses

June 22, 2015 — Amid reports that rank today's teens as the most stressed generation in the country, a new study offers hope for helping them effectively manage stress and build long-term resiliency. A pilot ... read more

Longevity Hormone Is Lower in Stressed, Depressed Women

June 16, 2015 — Women under chronic stress have significantly lower levels of klotho, a hormone that regulates aging and enhances cognition, researchers have found in a study comparing mothers of children on the ... read more

Maternal Stress Alters Offspring Gut, Brain Through Vaginal Microbiome

June 16, 2015 — The neonate is exposed to the maternal vaginal microbiota during birth, providing the primary source for normal gut colonization, host immune maturation, and metabolism. These early interactions ... read more

Keep Calm and Carry On, for the Sake of Your Long-Term Health

June 9, 2015 — Reacting positively to stressful situations may play a key role in long-term health, according to researchers. Adults who fail to maintain positive moods such as cheerfulness or calm when faced with ... read more

Poor Sleep Quality Linked to Reduced Resilience Among Veterans

June 8, 2015 — Poor sleep quality is associated with reduced resilience among veterans and returning military personnel, a new study suggests. Findings suggest that appraisal of sleep quality may contribute to ... read more

Elevated Cortisol in Autism, Research Shows

June 2, 2015 — Functional level appears to play a critical role in the stress levels of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), new research shows. Specifically, lower-functioning children with ASD (LFASD) ... read more

Social Work Researchers Create Easier, Accurate Way to Analyze TSCC Trauma Results

May 29, 2015 — A social work research team has proposed and tested an alternative method to using the Trauma Symptoms Checklist for Children in assessing trauma in children -- especially those in the juvenile ... read more

Brain Training Induces Lasting Brain, Mental Health Gains for Veterans, Civilians With Brain Injury

May 28, 2015 — In the first study of its kind, veterans and civilians with traumatic brain injury showed improved cognitive performance and psychological and neural health following strategy-based cognitive ... read more

Strength-Based Parenting Improves Children's Resilience and Stress Levels

May 27, 2015 — Children are more likely to use their strengths to effectively cope with minor stress in their life if they have parents who adopt a strength-based approach to parenting. Strength-based parenting is ... read more

Flood Aftermath Linked to Post-Traumatic Stress, Study Shows

May 27, 2015 — Brisbane flood victims suffered more psychological distress during the rebuilding phase than as waters inundated their homes and businesses, a study has found. The lead researcher notes that while ... read more

You’re Driving Yourself to Burnout, Literally

May 26, 2015 — Commuting length, distance, and means are stress factors that can lead to burnout, reports a new study. The research offers no surprises: the bigger the city, the more stressful the commute, at least ... read more

High Risk of Sleep Apnea in Young Veterans With PTSD

May 19, 2015 — The probability of having a high risk of obstructive sleep apnea increased with increasing severity of post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms (PTSD), a new study of young US veterans shows. The ... read more

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

No Link Found Between PTSD and Cancer Risk

May 13, 2015 — In the largest study to date that examines post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a risk factor for cancer, researchers have shown no evidence of an association. The evidence is consistent with ... read more

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