Personality Traits can predict who chokes under pressure

When there’s a lot on the line - a big presentation or a tough negotiation - some people manage to stay cool under pressure, while others have a meltdown. In a new study, a team of psychological scientists from Texas A&M University examined ...

Oct 15

Categories: Personality problems, Stress Management


An insecure childhood can make dealing with stress harder

Imagine two candidates at a high stakes job interview. One of them handles the pressure with ease and sails through the interview. The other candidate, however, feels very nervous and under-performs. Why do some people perform better than others ...

Sep 2

Categories: Child Development, Stress Management


Stress Shortens Life

In today's increasingly high-paced world, stress has become part and parcel of our lives. It is well-known that chronic stress and depression are detrimental to our well-being and we are often able to tell its physical manifestation in a loved one ...

Aug 15

Categories: Stress Management


This Creative Pursuit Lowers Cortisol And Relieves Stress

Making art lowers the levels of stress hormones in your body, a new study finds.

Jun 17

Categories: Art Therapy, Stress Management


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


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


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


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


Right Approach to Stress May Protect Your Heart

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

Mar 1

Categories: Stress Management


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


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


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 ...


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


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


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