Stress News
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 ...

Laughter Acts as a Stress Buffer -- And Even Smiling Helps

People who laugh frequently in their everyday lives may be better equipped to deal with stressful events - although this does not seem to apply to the intensity of ...

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 ...

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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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 ...

Control Over Work-Life Boundaries Creates Crucial Buffer to Manage After-Hours Work Stress

Workers with greater boundary control over their work and personal lives were better at creating a stress buffer to prevent them from falling into a negative rumination trap, says a new study by ...

How Americans Are Coping With COVID-19 Stress

Almost overnight, the rapid emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States and subsequent state and federal prevention measures dramatically altered daily behavior. A new study provides the ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Acute Stress May Slow Down the Spread of Fears

Psychologists find that we are less likely to amplify fears in social exchange if we are ...

Middle Age May Be Much More Stressful Now Than in the '90s

A new study found that life may be more stressful now than it was in the 1990s, especially for people between the ages of 45 and ...

Neural Circuit That Drives Physical Responses to Emotional Stress Found

Researchers have discovered a neural circuit that drives physical responses to emotional stress. Emotional stress signals are processed in the ''emotion'' circuits and integrated ...

Work-Related Stress Linked to Increased Risk for Peripheral Artery Disease

People who reported work-related stress were more likely to be hospitalized for treatment of peripheral artery disease compared to those who did not report work-related stress. Work-related stress, ...

Stress in Parents of Children With Autism: Pets May Help

While current events have increased stress for all families, parents of children with autism report higher levels of stress on average than parents of typically developing kids. Feeling overwhelmed ...

Everything Is Not Fine: Kids Can Tell When Parents Suppress Their Stress

New research finds that parents suppressing feelings of stress around their kids can actually transmit those feelings to the children. The study found that children had a physical response when ...

What Helps Couples Weather Financial Storms

In financially challenging times, it's especially important to show your partner love and support, says researchers, who studied what contributes to couples' success in financially ...

How Stress Remodels the Brain

Research has shown how stress changes the structure of the brain and reveals a potential therapeutic target to the prevent or reverse ...

Stress Thwarts Our Ability to Plan Ahead by Disrupting How We Use Memory

Pairing brain scans with virtual-navigation tasks, researchers found that people make less efficient and effective plans when ...

How Stress Remodels the Brain

Stress restructures the brain by halting the production of crucial ion channel proteins, according to research in ...

To Stay Positive, Live in the Moment -- But Plan Ahead

A recent study finds that people who balance living in the moment with planning for the future are best able to weather daily stress without succumbing to negative ...

Anxious About COVID-19? Stress Can Have Lasting Impacts on Sperm and Future Offspring

Prolonged fear and anxiety brought on by major stressors, like the coronavirus pandemic, can not only take a toll on a person's mental health, but may also have a lasting impact on a man's ...

How Associative Fear Memory Is Formed in the Brain

Using a mouse model, researchers demonstrated the formation of fear memory involves the strengthening of neural pathways between two brain areas: the hippocampus, which responds to a particular ...

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