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May 6, 2016

Paranormal Beliefs Can Increase Number of Dé Jà Vu Experiences

Apr. 27, 2016 — A belief in the paranormal can mean an individual experiences more déjà vu moments in their ... read more

For Parents of Autistic Children, More Social Support Means Better Health

Apr. 6, 2016 — About one in 68 children in the United States has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Their parents consistently report greater stress levels, caregiving burden and depression than parents of ... read more

Exercise Reduces Cardiovascular Risk Factors From Constant Stress

Apr. 5, 2016 — Constant stress is associated with signs of poor blood vessel health and increased risk of cardiovascular disease. New research finds that aerobic exercise kept the blood vessels of stressed rats ... read more

Threat of Climate Change Found to Be Key Psychological and Emotional Stressor

Apr. 5, 2016 — Climate change is a significant threat to the health of Americans, creating unprecedented health problems in areas where they might not have previously occurred, according to a report released April ... read more

Elevated Troponin Linked to Mental Stress Ischemia in Heart Disease Patients

Apr. 3, 2016 — People with heart disease who experience mental stress induced-ischemia tend to have higher levels of troponin -- a protein whose presence in the blood that is a sign of recent damage to the heart ... read more

Women With Impaired Stress Hormone Before Pregnancy Have Lower-Birthweight Babies

Mar. 18, 2016 — Before women even become pregnant, some may have a biological profile that predicts a lower birth-weight baby, a research team ... read more

Hope for Veterans With an Overlooked Form of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Mar. 17, 2016 — Veterans with subclinical PTSD not only respond to evidence-based therapy but respond better than those with full PTSD, a new study concludes. Just like patients with full PTSD, those with ... read more

Mar. 16, 2016 — Among the mental health disorders reported in the Canadian Armed Forces in 2013, 8.7 percent of the burden of illness was attributed to Afghanistan-related military service while 28.7 percent was ... read more

Oxytocin Can Improve Compassion in People With Symptoms of PTSD

Mar. 10, 2016 — Oxytocin -- "the love hormone" -- may enhance compassion of people suffering from symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to new study. Compassion is pro-social ... read more

Mar. 3, 2016 — A new study of the effects of stress on social behavior in male rats finds that moderate stress makes them more prosocial, raising oxytocin levels that are known to encourage bonding, which in turn ... read more

Mobile Device Addiction Linked to Depression, Anxiety

Mar. 2, 2016 — Is cellphone use detrimental to mental health? A new study finds that addiction to, and not simply use of, mobile technology is linked to anxiety and depression in college-age ... read more

Breast Cancer: The Mental Trauma of Severe Disease

Mar. 2, 2016 — A majority of patients diagnosed with breast cancer go on to develop symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, and in most of these cases the symptoms persist for at least a year, new research ... read more

Moments of Acute Stress Can Cause Molecular Alterations in Immune Response

Mar. 1, 2016 — Chronic psychosocial and emotional stress has well-documented negative effects upon the human immune system but less is known about the health effects of acute but transitory episodes of stress. Do ... read more

Mar. 1, 2016 — Sustained stress -- such as that experienced in bad marriages or when working for a beastly boss -- erodes memory, and the immune system plays a key role, according to a new ... read more

Depression Is More Than a Mental Disorder: It Affects the Whole Organism

Mar. 1, 2016 — Scientists have shown for the first time, that depression is more than a mental disorder: it causes important alterations of the oxidative stress, so it should be considered a systemic disease, since ... read more

Feb. 29, 2016 — In a breakthrough study that could improve how people learn and retain information, researchers significantly boosted the memory and mental performance of laboratory mice through electrical ... read more

Let It Go: Reaction to Stress More Important Than Its Frequency

Feb. 25, 2016 — How you perceive and react to stressful events is more important to your health than how frequently you encounter stress, according to health ... read more

Does Sexual Aggression Alter the Female Brain?

Feb. 19, 2016 — Thirty percent of women worldwide experience some kind of physical or sexual assault during their lifetime. In a recent animal study, scientists -- who have developed a new model to determine how ... read more

50 Percent of Teens Visiting Emergency Department Report Peer Violence, Cyberbullying

Feb. 18, 2016 — Nearly 50 percent of teens seen in the emergency department for any reason report peer violence and nearly 50 percent also report being the victims of cyberbullying, a new study has found. Almost ... read more

Potential Pathway Between Insomnia, Depression, Study of Firefighters Finds

Feb. 17, 2016 — Insomnia and nightmares may increase the risk of depression by impairing the ability to access and leverage emotion regulation strategies effectively, a new study of firefighters ... read more

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