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September 25, 2016

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September 25, 2016

Employees of Medical Centers Report High Stress, Negative Health Behaviors

Sep. 8, 2016 — Approximately 15 to 20 percent of adults in the U.S. will report high levels of stress, several American surveys have found. A new study has identified stress and burnout as a major problem employees ... read more

Female Forensic Scientists More Stressed Than Males

Aug. 18, 2016 — Women may be at the forefront of the fast-growing forensic science field, but they're also more stressed than their male counterparts, indicates new ... read more

Good Attitudes About Aging Help Seniors Handle Stress

Aug. 3, 2016 — Having a positive attitude about aging makes older adults more resilient when faced with stressful situations, new psychology research ... read more

Combat Exposure May Jeopardize the Behavioral Health of Women in the Military

Aug. 2, 2016 — In a recent study, combat exposure among Army enlisted women was associated with an increased likelihood of developing behavioral health problems post-deployment, including post-traumatic stress ... read more

Antioxidant Therapies May Help in the Fight Against Neurodegenerative Diseases

Aug. 1, 2016 — A new review examines the potential of antioxidant approaches for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, amyotrophic lateral ... read more

Can a Brain Scan Early in a Period of Stress Predict Eventual Memory Loss?

July 26, 2016 — New research shows that even a brief period of stress -- as few as three days -- can cause the hippocampus to start shrinking. This shrinking of the hippocampus -- a change in the brain's ... read more

Molecular Messenger Helps Mice Find New Friends

July 20, 2016 — Meeting new people can be both stressful and rewarding. New research suggests that a molecule involved in regulating stress in the brain may also help determine how willing we are to leave the safety ... read more

Body-Mind Meditation Can Boost Attention and Health, Lower Stress

July 18, 2016 — Meditation has long been promoted as a way to feel more at peace. But research shows it can significantly improve attention, working memory, creativity, immune function, emotional regulation, ... read more

Prevalence of Diagnosed Sleep Disorders Has Risen Among US Veterans

July 15, 2016 — A new study found a six-fold increase in the age-adjusted prevalence of any sleep disorder diagnosis over an 11-year period among US veterans. The largest increases were identified in patients with ... read more

Workplace Climate, Not Women's 'Nature,' Responsible for Gender-Based Job Stress

July 12, 2016 — A study by a sociologist subjected both men and women to the negative social conditions that many women report experiencing in male-dominated occupations. The result: men showed the same ... read more

Resilience Affects Whether Childhood Trauma Results in Harmful Gene Response

July 11, 2016 — In a first-ever study to identify how trauma affects gene expression among child soldiers, a research team has found resilience to be a key factor in determining individual response at the molecular ... read more

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

Link Between Stress Hormone, Obesity in Depressed, Bipolar Patients

July 5, 2016 — Low levels of the stress hormone cortisol are linked to obesity, high levels of fat in the blood and metabolic syndrome among patients with recurrent depressions or bipolar disorder, according to a ... read more

New Study Examines Freud's Theory of Hysteria

July 5, 2016 — New research has studied the controversial Freudian theory that Hysteria, a disorder resulting in severe neurological symptoms such as paralysis or seizures, arises in response to psychological ... 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

Early Screening Spots Emergency Workers at Greater Risk of Mental Illness

June 28, 2016 — Emergency services workers who are more likely to suffer episodes of mental ill health later in their careers can be spotted in the first week of training. Researchers wanted to see if they could ... read more

Study Explores Emotional Intelligence and Stress in Social Work

June 27, 2016 — Realistic workloads and ongoing emotional support are essential if social workers are to manage stress and perform their job effectively, according to new research. The study examined the ... read more

June 23, 2016 — Behaviors caused by traumatic experiences in early life are reversible. Researchers could demonstrate that environmental enrichment allows trauma-related symptoms in mice to be reversed. This is the ... 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

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