How To Make Peace With Something You Cannot Control

Being in control feels safe, but you can feel safe when you’re not in control too. The world is unpredictable and your power is limited, so feeling safe without control is a valuable skill.

Jun 9

Categories: Happiness, Stress Management

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Sometimes Embracing Emotional Distress Is the Best Medicine

An unfortunate side effect of the biological revolution of psychiatry is in perceiving emotional discomfort as undesirable or bad, something we shouldn't feel, something that can be medicated away. And while medications can be life-saving and ...

Jun 8

Categories: Anxiety, Stress Management

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Live music shown to reduce stress hormones

A study has demonstrated that attending a public cultural event can induce a measurable effect on an individual's internal hormone levels. The "stress hormone" - cortisol - was reduced across the board, among other intriguing changes.

Apr 13

Categories: Stress Management

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Depression on the rise as Malaysians burn out from stress, expert ...

Depression will be a major mental health illness Malaysians will suffer from by 2020. Malaysian Psychiatric Association president Prof Dr Nor Zuraida Zainal said this was because more people are expected to experience increased stress due to work ...

Mar 24

Categories: Mental Health in Asia, Stress Management

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Right Approach to Stress May Protect Your Heart

People who deal with stress the right way have healthier hearts.

Mar 1

Categories: Stress Management

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What To Do When You Get Overwhelmed

Daily life is busy. There are constantly things that require our attention. Whether it’s work or family, there seem to always be things we need to do to keep everything together. It's natural - we all get overwhelmed at times.

Jan 8

Categories: Stress Management

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Why Too Much Data Is Stressing Us Out

Data, data, everywhere. Our brains are being expected to cope with data flowing into them from all directions as our computers, smart phones and connected devices constantly beep, flash and bombard us with information. But is having all of this ...

Nov 25

Categories: Stress Management

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Understanding 'Disaster Reactions'

When news of a disaster hits, it can cause suffering not only to those at ground zero, but others who witness the aftermath.

Nov 16

Categories: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex PTSD, Stress ...

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The Psychological Toll of being "On Call" all the time from Work

That increasingly common end-of-day feeling: of physically leaving the office, only for it to tag along home. Thanks largely to technology, our availability - to clients, bosses and co-workers - extends into our evenings, weekends and even holidays.

Sep 15

Categories: Stress Management, Workplace Issues

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Work stress 'damages health as much as secondhand smoke exposure'

Most workers will experience job stress at some point in their lives. But what effect does it have on our health? According to new research, work stress damages our health just as much as exposure to secondhand cigarette smoke.

Sep 9

Categories: Caregiver Issues / Stress, Stress Management

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IV administration of endothelin B receptor drug reduces memory loss, ...

An estimated 5.3 million people in the U.S. suffer from Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The five current FDA-approved AD medications only help mask the disease symptoms instead of treating the underlying disease. In a new study, researchers used ...

Sep 7

Categories: Other, Stress Management

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How Walking in Nature Changes the Brain

A walk in the park may soothe the mind and, in the process, change the workings of our brains in ways that improve our mental health, according to an interesting new study of the physical effects on the brain of visiting nature.

Aug 7

Categories: Stress Management

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Body fat can send signals to brain, affecting stress response

The brain's effect on other parts of the body has been well established. Now, a group that includes two University of Florida Health researchers has found that it's a two-way street: Body fat can send a signal that affects the way the brain deals ...

Jul 25

Categories: Eating Disorders, Stress Management

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How the stress hormone cortisol reinforces traumatic memories

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 an experience while the memory reconsolidates. This ...

Jul 2

Categories: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex PTSD, Stress ...

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6 Ways to Minimize Overall Stress in Times of Transition

Stress is the enemy of mental and physical health. And the primary stress trigger is major transition. Here are 6 ways to minimize overall stress in times of transition.

Jun 17

Categories: Stress Management

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