New evidence that chronic stress predisposes brain to mental illness

University of California, Berkeley, researchers have shown that chronic stress generates long-term changes in the brain that may explain why people suffering chronic stress are prone to mental problems such as anxiety and mood disorders later in ...

Feb 12

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Two Stressed People Equals Less Stress

Does giving a speech in public stress you out? Or writing a big presentation for your boss? What about skydiving? One way to cope, according to a new study from Sarah Townsend, assistant professor of management and organization at the USC Marshall ...

Feb 5

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What are the Top 10 Stress Busters

Stress is the feeling of being under too much mental or emotional pressure. And coupled with mental health issues such as anxiety and depression, it is the reason for one in five visits to GPs. NHS Corby and NHS Nene Clinical Commissioning Groups ...

Jan 15

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Urban Living: Green Spaces Improve Your Mental Health

A new study, which included over 1,000 participants, is one of the first to examine the long-term effects of green spaces on mental health (Alcock et al., 2014). People in the study were followed over five years, in which time some moved to greener ...

Jan 15

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Nociceptin: Nature’s Balm for the Stressed Brain

Collaborating scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the University of Camerino in Italy have published new findings on a system in the brain that naturally moderates the effects of stress. ...

Jan 9

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Has Toxic Stress become a part of our normal lives

Millions of Australians are stressed. This much is clear from the Australian Psychological Society's annual stress and wellbeing survey, the results of which were released last week. According to the survey, more than seven in 10 Australians feel ...

Nov 21

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Protecting Children From Toxic Stress

Imagine if scientists discovered a toxic substance that increased the risks of cancer, diabetes and heart, lung and liver disease for millions of people. Something that also increased one’s risks for smoking, drug abuse, suicide, teen pregnancy, ...

Nov 6

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development, Parenting, Stress ...

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Mindfulness training can help reduce teacher stress and burnout

Teachers who practice "mindfulness" are better able to reduce their own levels of stress and prevent burnout, according to a new study conducted by the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds (CIHM) at UW-Madison's Waisman Center. The results of the ...

Aug 29

Categories: Mindfulness Meditation, Stress Management

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Mood is Influenced by Immune Cells Called to the Brain in Response to ...

New research shows that in a dynamic mind-body interaction during the interpretation of prolonged stress, cells from the immune system are recruited to the brain and promote symptoms of anxiety. The findings, in a mouse model, offer a new ...

Aug 22

Categories: Mood Swings / Bipolar, Stress Management

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Stress early in life leads to adulthood anxiety and preference for ...

Research to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior (SSIB), the foremost society for research into all aspects of eating and drinking behavior, suggests that exposure to stress in the first few days of ...

Jul 31

Categories: Anxiety, Eating Disorders, Stress Management

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How to learn successfully even under stress

Whenever we have to acquire new knowledge under stress, the brain deploys unconscious rather than conscious learning processes. Neuroscientists at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum have discovered that this switch from conscious to unconscious learning ...

Jul 31

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Exercise reorganizes the brain to be more resilient to stress

Physical activity reorganizes the brain so that its response to stress is reduced and anxiety is less likely to interfere with normal brain function, according to a research team based at Princeton University. The researchers report in the Journal ...

Jul 6

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Feeling stressed?

The next time someone snubs you at a party and you think hiding is the solution to escape your feelings of rejection, think again. Scientists have shown that reaching out to other people during a stressful event is an effective way to improve your ...

Jun 26

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Stress delivered straight to your inbox

“Reading and sending e-mails,” reports The Daily Telegraph, “prompts telltale signs of stress including elevated blood pressure, heart rate and levels of the hormone cortisol, a study found. Researchers who followed a group of 30 government ...

Jun 12

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Want to be happier and live longer? Protect green spaces

A new study in Psychological Science reveals that the benefits of urban green space—and the more of it, the better—extend far beyond the purely ornamental. Increases in green space correspond to increases in happiness, decreases in depression, ...

May 20

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