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December 8, 2019

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Social Media Stress Can Lead to Social Media Addiction

Social network users risk becoming more and more addicted to social media platforms even as they experience stress from their use. Research into the habits of 444 Facebook users revealed they would ... read more

Unpacking the Links: Chronic Stress, Fertility and the 'Hunger Hormone'

A new study suggests high levels of the hormone ghrelin, which stimulates appetite and is also released during stress, could be harmful to some aspects of reproductive ... read more

Sleep and Exercise Affect New Moms Differently Than New Dads

In a study looking at the daily lives of new parents, researchers found that getting more physical activity and sleep was linked with more personal well-being. However, fathers who slept more on ... read more

The Neurons That Rewrite Traumatic Memories

Neuroscientists have located the cells that help reprogram long-lasting memories of traumatic experiences towards safety, a first in ... read more
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Why Stress Doesn't Always Cause Depression

Rats susceptible to anhedonia, a core symptom of depression, possess more serotonin neurons after being exposed to chronic stress, but the effect can be reversed through amygdala activation, ... read more

Fine-Tuning Gene Expression During Stress Recovery

Scientists have discovered non-coding RNA has a novel role to fine-tune gene expressions during stress recovery, getting closer to uncovering a 30-year-old nuclear ... read more

New Way to Think About Brain's Link to Postpartum Depression

Chronic stress during pregnancy triggers an immune response in the brain that has potential to alter brain functions in ways that could contribute to postpartum depression, new research in animals ... read more

Sweat Monitors Predict Behavioral Issues in Teens Severely Affected With Autism

When people become stressed, their bodies can respond by sweating. Now, researchers are monitoring how much adolescents severely affected by autism sweat in order to better understand when behavioral ... read more

One in Five Cardiac Rehab Patients Are Depressed, Anxious, or Stressed

Patients with depression, anxiety or stress are more likely to drop out of cardiac rehabilitation, reports a new ... read more

Handling Traumatic Grief Reactions in Children and Adolescents Post-9/11

In the wake of the World Trade Center attack on September 11, 2001 (9/11), researchers defined the 'traumatically bereaved' as those who experienced the loss of a mother, father, sister, ... read more

Neurons' Response to Seizure-Induced Stress Reduces Seizure Severity

In response to seizures, the endoplasmic reticulum (ER), a network of flattened tubes in the cell that packages and transports proteins, triggers a stress response that reduces brain activity and ... read more

Link Between Stress and Circadian Clock Health

New research found a little stress can make the circadian clock run better and ... read more

How Stress Can Weaken Defenses

Research shows how a dynamic regulation of a stress neurohormone regulates the trade-off between acute and long-term stress ... read more

PTSD Linked to Increased Risk of Ovarian Cancer

Women who experienced six or more symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at some point in life had a twofold greater risk of developing ovarian cancer compared with women who never had any ... read more

Poor Oral Health Linked to Cognitive Decline, Perceived Stress

Two studies explore the relationship between poor oral health and cognitive decline and the effects of perceived stress and social support on dry mouth among older Chinese ... read more

Cannabis May Hold Promise to Treat PTSD but Evidence Lags Behind Use

As growing numbers of people are using cannabis to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a new study reports that prescriptions are not backed up by adequate ... read more

Receptor Protein in Brain Promotes Resilience to Stress

Scientists have discovered that a receptor on the surface of brain cells plays a key role in regulating how both animals and people respond to stress. The research suggests that the receptor may ... read more

Overweight Kids Actually Eat Less Right After Stressful Events

A new study recently found that overweight adolescents -- considered particularly susceptible to stress eating -- actually ate less when exposed to a lab ... read more

New Medication May Be Able to Improve Effects of Psychological Treatment for PTSD

A medication that boosts the body's own cannabis-like substances, endocannabinoids, shows promise to help the brain un-learn fear memories when these are no longer meaningful. These results, ... read more

Yet Another Way Dogs Help the Military: Aeromedical Patient Evacuations

Animal-assisted therapy has many benefits in health care. Yet, its biological and psychosocial effects in the military are unknown, especially for injured, airlifted patients. Researchers teamed up ... read more

Meaningful PTSD Symptom Decrease May Lower Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Research finds treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) that leads to an improvement in symptoms was associated with a 49 percent lower risk of incident type 2 ... read more

Researchers Identify Glial Cells as Critical Players in Brain's Response to Social Stress

Exposure to violence, social conflict, and other stressors increase risk for psychiatric conditions such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. A new paper suggests that the behavior of ... read more

Negative Memory Storage Affects Depression Symptoms

Physical manifestations of negative memories in the hippocampus could underlie cognitive symptoms of depression, according to new ... read more

Why Stress and Anxiety Aren't Always Bad

People generally think of stress and anxiety as negative concepts, but while both stress and anxiety can reach unhealthy levels, psychologists have long known that both are unavoidable -- and that ... read more

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