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Stress Management

Stress triggers a hormonal fight-or-flight reaction that speeds up the heart and quickens breathing. In small amounts, stress is natural and may even be beneficial. But learning to manage stress is key to preventing health problems such as depression or insomnia.

Stress Management News

  • Wearable Electric Patch May Ease PTSD

    By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Can a small electrical patch that jolts the brain while patients sleep offer significant relief from the debilitating effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? Iraq war veteran and PTSD patient Ron Ramirez thinks the answer is yes. In May 2006, machine gunner Ramirez was seriously injured [...]

  • Small Study Sees Differences in Brains of Soldiers With PTSD

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) — New findings about how the brains of soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) respond to angry faces might help improve diagnosis of the condition, researchers report. PTSD can be difficult to diagnose because its symptoms vary considerably, the researchers explained. And many of those symptoms — such as memory [...]

  • Transcendental Meditation May Help Relieve PTSD

    TUESDAY, Jan. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Transcendental meditation may help ease post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms in some soldiers and seems to reduce their need for medication, a new study finds. “Regular practice of transcendental meditation provides a habit of calming down and healing the brain,” study lead author Vernon Barnes, a physiologist at the [...]

  • Study Maps Areas of Brain Linked to PTSD

    FRIDAY, Dec. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Heightened fear responses occur in certain areas of the brain in people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a new study reports. The research included 67 U.S. military veterans who served in Iraq or Afghanistan after Sept. 11, 2001. All had been involved in traumatic events, and 32 of the [...]

  • Brain’s Signaling Systems Might Determine PTSD Severity: Study

    THURSDAY, Dec. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) appear to have an imbalance between two of the brain’s signaling systems, a new study suggests. The greater the imbalance between the two neurochemical systems — serotonin and substance P — the more severe the PTSD symptoms, the Swedish researchers reported. For the study, [...]

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