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October 29, 2020

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New Clues About the Link Between Stress and Depression

Researchers have identified a protein in the brain that is important both for the function of the mood-regulating substance serotonin and for the release of stress hormones, at least in mice. The ...

Insomnia Treatment Offers Relief

Insomnia causing sleepless nights, daytime fatigue and poor health outcomes is a cycle worth busting, experts say, with depression, anxiety and stress a common co-occurrence. A study of more than 450 ...

People React Better to Both Negative and Positive Events With More Sleep

New research finds that after a night of shorter sleep, people react more emotionally to stressful events the next day -- and they don't find as much joy in the good things. This has important health ...

Study of One Million Danish Children: Childhood Adversity Increases the Risk of Early Death

Social adversity in early childhood appears to be a significant risk factor for death in early adulthood. Children who have experienced repeated ...
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COVID-19 Anxiety Linked to Body Image Issues

A new study has found that anxiety and stress directly linked to COVID-19 could be causing a number of body image issues. The research, which involved 506 UK adults, found that worries linked to ...

Alcohol Use Changed Right After COVID-19 Lockdown

One in four adults reported a change in alcohol use almost immediately after stay-at-home orders were issued: 14 percent reported drinking more alcohol and reported higher levels of stress and ...

Pandemic-Related Stress Leads to Less Employee Engagement

As COVID-19 cases surged this spring, the pandemic led some people more than others to ponder their own mortality. A new study in China and the United States suggests that these people were the ones ...

Major Deficits in Addressing Mental Health Needs of Asylum Seekers

A new study of asylum seekers in Germany suggests that, among those with symptoms of depression, anxiety, or posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), few receive a diagnosis from the health care system, ...

Enrolling in Health Education Courses May Help Change Student's Beliefs About Stress

College students are under a lot of stress, even more so lately due to the COVID-19 pandemic. New research finds that college health courses could help students develop a more positive stress ...

COVID-Stress May Be Hard to Beat Even With Exercise

In a study of twins, people who reported increasing their physical activity after the start of COVID-19 stay-at-home orders reported higher levels of stress and anxiety than those whose activity ...

People With Less Body Response to Stress Task Had More PTSD Signs After COVID-19 Began

People who did not have a large heart rate response to a stress task surprised researchers later -- after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic -- when they showed more symptoms of post-traumatic stress ...

Brainstem Protein Mediates Exercise-Based Stress Relief

Exercise fights off stress by increasing levels of the brain protein ...

Depressed or Anxious Teens Risk Heart Attacks in Middle Age

Depression or anxiety in adolescence is linked with a 20% greater likelihood of having a heart attack mid-life, according to new ...

Older Adults With Existing Depression Show Resilience During the Pandemic

A multi-site study finds that seniors are more concerned with being infected with COVID-19 than the effects of social ...

Police Officers Face Multifaceted, Compounding Stressors That Can Lead to Adverse Events

Repeated exposure to high-stress calls for service and ongoing exposure to stress without relief were two of the contributing factors that could lead law enforcement officers to become susceptible to ...

Study Pinpoints Five Most Likely Causes of Post-Traumatic Stress in Police Officers

A combination of genetic and emotional differences may lead to post-traumatic stress (PTS) in police officers, a new study finds. Based on biological studies of officers in major cities, the study ...

Increased Attention to Sad Faces Predicts Depression Risk in Teenagers

Teenagers who tend to pay more attention to sad faces are more likely to develop depression, but specifically within the context of stress, according to new research from Binghamton University, State ...

Older Adults Coped With Pandemic Best, Study Reveals

Adults aged 60 and up have fared better emotionally compared to younger adults (18-39) and middle-aged adults (40-59) amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new ...

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 ...

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 individual's eyes responded when shown threatening ...

Early Life Stress Is Associated With Youth-Onset Depression for Some Types of Stress but Not Others

Examining the association between eight different types of early life stress (ELS) and youth-onset depression, a study reports that individuals exposed to ELS were more likely to develop a major ...

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 ...

Nitrous Oxide May Bring Relief to Veterans Suffering from PTSD, New Study Suggests

A small pilot study provides an early glimpse of how some veterans struggling with PTSD may benefit from one simple, inexpensive treatment involving nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing ...

Children of Academics Exhibit More Stress

If the parents have a degree, their children also believe that they have to get one. This can put them under ...

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