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August 10, 2020

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Strong Relationships in Adulthood Won't 'Fix' Effects of Early Childhood Adversity

Harsh conditions in early life are a fundamental cause of adult stress, and according to new research on wild baboons, this effect is not explained ...

Study Shows How Traumatic Experiences Can Leave Their Mark on a Person's Eyes

New research shows that a patient's pupils can reveal if they have suffered a traumatic experience in the past. The study examined how an ...

COVID-19 May Attack Patients' Central Nervous System

A new study finds that depressed mood or anxiety exhibited in COVID-19 patients may be a sign the virus affects the central nervous system. These two psychological symptoms were most closely ...

Researchers Find Rise in Broken Heart Syndrome During COVID-19 Pandemic

Researchers have found a significant increase in patients experiencing stress cardiomyopathy, also known as broken heart syndrome, during the COVID-19 ...
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Lockdown Study Reports Surge in Health Anxieties

Coronavirus and the imposition of lockdown this year 'significantly raised' mental health challenges, particularly so for the most vulnerable groups, including those shielding, according to ...

Study Highlights Mental Health Risks Facing Healthcare Workers During Pandemic

A new study finds healthcare workers in the United States are struggling with a suite of mental-health challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study reports healthcare workers are at greater ...

COVID-19 Increased Anxiety, Depression for Already Stressed College Students

College students were more anxious, depressed and sedentary during the initial outbreak of COVID-19 than they were during similar academic terms in other years, according to a multiyear study using ...

Front-Line Physicians Stressed and Anxious at Work and Home

Amid the COVID-19 chaos in many hospitals, emergency medicine physicians in seven cities around the country experienced rising levels of anxiety and emotional exhaustion, regardless of the intensity ...

Traditional PTSD Therapy Doesn't Trigger Drug Relapse

Researchers have now demonstrated that behavior therapy that exposes people to memories of their trauma doesn't cause relapses of opioid or other drug use, and that PTSD severity and emotional ...

Unexpected Mental Illnesses Found in a Spectrum of a Rare Genetic Disorder

Researchers found an unexpected spectrum of mental illnesses in patients with a rare gene mutation. These patients had a ''double hit'' condition that combined features and ...

Mindfulness Combined With Hypnotherapy Aids Highly Stressed People, Study Finds

A new treatment for stress which combines mindfulness and hypnotherapy has shown positive ...

Research Delves Into Causes of Nightmares That Shadow Female Survivors of Sexual Trauma

A new study attempts to shed light on triggers of post-trauma nightmare occurrences -- a topic that has received scant ...

Will Lockdown Loneliness Make Us Loners?

Loneliness affects both mental and physical health, but counterintuitively it can also result in a decreased desire for social interaction. To understand the mechanics of this paradox, researchers ...

Repetitive Negative Thinking Linked to Dementia Risk

Persistently engaging in negative thinking patterns may raise the risk of Alzheimer's disease, finds a new UCL-led study published in Alzheimer's & ...

Chronic Stress? Limiting Inflammatory Signaling to Specific Brain Circuits

Chronic stress is associated with the pathogenesis of psychological disorders such as depression. A study is the first to identify the role of a neuronal receptor that straddles the intersection ...

Cognitive Behavior Therapy Tops Other Psychotherapies in Reducing Inflammation

A review of 56 randomized clinical trials finds that psychological and behavioral therapies may be effective non-drug treatments for reducing disease-causing inflammation in the ...

Expression of Certain Genes May Affect Vulnerability to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

A new study suggest that whether certain genes are expressed may play a role in susceptibility to post-traumatic stress disorder ...

Fearful Great Danes Provide New Insights to Genetic Causes of Fear

Researchers have identified a new genomic region and anxiety-related candidate genes associated with fearfulness in dogs. Findings support their hypothesis that fearfulness and anxiety are hereditary ...

Where Stress Lives

Researchers have found a neural home of the feeling of stress people experience, an insight that may help people deal with the debilitating sense of fear and anxiety that stress can ...

New Approach to Some Mental Disorders

Depression, anxiety and PTSD might not be disorders at all, according to biological anthropologists. In the paper, the researchers propose a new approach to mental illness that would be informed by ...

High Stress Related to Coronavirus Is the New Normal for Many Parents, Says New APA Survey

Nearly half of parents of children under age 18 say their stress levels related to the coronavirus pandemic are high, with managing their kids' online learning a significant source of stress for ...

Brain's 'Updating Mechanisms' May Create False Memories

New research is one of the first comprehensive characterizations of poorly formed memories and may offer a framework to explore different therapeutic approaches to fear, memory and anxiety disorders. ...

Coronavirus Infections May Lead to Delirium and Potentially PTSD

People taken ill by coronavirus infections may experience psychiatric problems while hospitalized and potentially after they recover, research ...

How Experiencing Traumatic Stress Leads to Aggression

Traumatic stress can cause aggression by strengthening two brain pathways involved in emotion, according to new research. Targeting those pathways via deep brain stimulation may stymie aggression ...

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