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September 5, 2015

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September 5, 2015

Exploring the Link Between Globalization and Stress

Aug. 21, 2015 — A direct relationship exists between stress and globalization -- for instance, transnational corporations and transnational economics -- according to a recent ... read more

Body Fat Can Send Signals to Brain, Affecting Stress Response

July 23, 2015 — The brain's effect on other parts of the body has been well established. Now, a group of researchers has found that it's a two-way street: Body fat can send a signal that affects the way ... read more

New Insights Into the Circuitry of PTSD, Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

July 23, 2015 — Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) can have devastating consequences. Both are associated with high rates of disability and suicide, and although they are separate ... read more

Coping by Avoidance in Making Decisions for Relatives in ICU May Lead to PTSD

July 22, 2015 — Family members who make major medical decisions for relatives in an intensive care unit may suffer posttraumatic stress disorder if they cope by avoiding the situation, according to a new ... read more

First Assessment for Grieving Youth Developed

July 22, 2015 — The first test ever constructed to assess Persistent Complex Bereavement Disorder—a problematic syndrome of grief—has been released by researchers. Persistent Complex Bereavement Disorder (PCBD) ... read more

Manipulating Molecule in the Brain Improves Stress Response, New Target for Depression Treatment

July 21, 2015 — Increasing the levels of a signaling molecule found in the brain can positively alter response to stress, revealing a potential new therapeutic target for treatment of depression, researchers ... read more

Researchers Discover Surprising Link Between Chronic Stress, Preterm Birth

July 16, 2015 — Excessive stress can result in preterm birth, which has been show to affect a person's health throughout their life, surprising new research shows. The World Health Organization estimates 15 ... read more

Why Does PTSD Increase the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease?

July 15, 2015 — A new review article finds that post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) leads to overactive nerve activity, dysfunctional immune response and activation of the hormone system that controls blood ... read more

Benzodiazepines Not Recommended for Patients With PTSD or Recent Trauma

July 14, 2015 — Benzodiazepine drugs are widely used in patients with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but available evidence suggests that they are not effective -- and may even be harmful, concludes a ... read more

Losing Half a Night of Sleep Makes Memories Less Accessible in Stressful Situations

July 13, 2015 — It is known that sleep facilitates the formation of long-term memory in humans. Researchers now show that sleep does not only help form long-term memory but also ensures access to it during times of ... read more

Anorexia Susceptibility May Be Linked to Stress-Coping Strategy and Mom's Stress Levels During Pregnancy

July 7, 2015 — Researchers have found that offspring born to mother rats stressed during pregnancy lost weight faster and failed to turn on appropriate brain hunger signals in response to exercise and food ... read more

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

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