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July 31, 2016

Effect of Palliative Care-Led Meetings for Families of Patients With Chronic Critical Illness

July 5, 2016 — Among families of patients with chronic critical illness, the use of palliative care-led informational and emotional support meetings compared with usual care did not reduce anxiety or depression ... read more

Trauma Induces More Alcohol Craving Than Stress Among Veterans With PTSD and Co-Occurring Alcohol Dependence

July 1, 2016 — Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and alcohol dependence (AD) are two of the most common and debilitating disorders diagnosed among American military veterans. AD and PTSD often occur together, ... read more

Benefit of Art Therapy in Reducing Psychological Problems in Syrian Refugee Children

June 30, 2016 — Group art therapy shows promise in reducing a wide range of psychological symptoms commonly experienced by refugee children, according to a pilot study of Syrian refugee children living in ... read more

Lessons on Personalities Help Teens Cope With Social Stressors, Study Says

June 20, 2016 — Teaching teens that social and personality traits can change helps them cope with social challenges such as bullying, which in turn can help mitigate stress and improve academic performance, ... read more

Researchers Discover Why Stress Leads to Increased Seizures in Epilepsy Patients

June 14, 2016 — For epilepsy patients, stress and anxiety can exacerbate their condition; increasing the frequency and severity of seizures. Until now, it was unclear why this happened and what could be done to ... read more

Trauma in Childhood Linked to Drug Use in Adolescence

June 8, 2016 — Latest research from a national sample of almost 10,000 US adolescents found psychological trauma, especially abuse and domestic violence before age 11, can increase the likelihood of experimentation ... read more

Study Reveals If Spirituality, Religion Help Parents Cope After Losing a Child

June 8, 2016 — Nothing is more devastating for a parent than the death of a child. Yet, few studies have examined parents’ mental health and personal growth, especially in black and Hispanic parents, following ... read more

Stress Exposure During Pregnancy Observed in Mothers of Children With Autism

June 7, 2016 — Stress during pregnancy has been linked to several conditions, including some instances of autism spectrum disorder. Now, researchers have observed a variant of a stress-sensitive gene and exposure ... read more

June 1, 2016 — A stress receptor in the brain is found to regulate metabolic responses to stressful situations differently in male and female ... read more

May 31, 2016 — When mice experience chronic stress, neurons within part of their brain's fear and anxiety center, the amygdala, retract, new research indicates. It also suggests how such changes could be ... read more

Stress Affects Males, Females Differently

May 26, 2016 — A stress receptor in the brain regulates metabolic responses to stressful situations differently in male and female mice, report researchers. The results could aid in the development of treatments ... read more

Mothers' Parenting Stress Impacts Both Parents' Sexual Satisfaction

May 26, 2016 — First-time parents are only somewhat satisfied with their sex lives according to health researchers who checked in with parents regularly after their baby was born. And one factor that appears to be ... read more

Multiple Personality Disorder May Be Rooted in Traumatic Experiences

May 25, 2016 — A new study supports the notion that multiple personality disorder is rooted in traumatic experiences such as neglect or abuse in childhood, rather than being related to suggestibility or proneness ... read more

Alcohol Exposure During Adolescence Leads to Chronic Stress Vulnerability

May 24, 2016 — Drinking during early to mid-adolescence can lead to vulnerability to chronic stress, according to new research. A research team gave alcohol to rats every other day, starting from early to ... read more

What the New York Times Gets Wrong About PTSD

May 19, 2016 — In analyzing the articles the New York Times has written about post-traumatic stress disorder over the last 35 years, researchers found some troubling trends in the influential paper's ... read more

Chronic Fatigue Patients More Likely to Suppress Emotions

May 17, 2016 — Chronic fatigue syndrome patients report they are more anxious and distressed than people who don’t have the condition, and they are also more likely to suppress those emotions. In addition, when ... read more

Altered Purine Metabolism Linked to Depression

May 17, 2016 — People suffering from major depressive disorder may have altered purine metabolism, according to a new study. Purines are nitrogenous compounds that serve as building blocks for DNA and they also ... read more

Immunization With Bacteria Promotes Stress Resilience, Coping Behaviors in Mice

May 16, 2016 — Injections of the soil bacterium Mycobacterium vaccae (M. vaccae NCTC 11659) promote stress resilience and improve coping behaviors in mice, according to a new ... read more

PTSD Linked to Low Levels of Fat Hormone

May 11, 2016 — Researchers report a biological mechanism that might explain why individuals coping with post-traumatic stress disorder are less able to extinguish the fear of past ... read more

Why Bad Experiences Are Remembered out of Context

May 10, 2016 — Bad experiences can cause people to strongly remember the negative content itself but only weakly remember the surrounding context, and a new study has revealed how this happens in the brain. The ... read more

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