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
THURSDAY, June 6 (HealthDay News) — More than half of people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) also suffer from depression, according to a new study. Researchers reviewed the findings of 57 studies that included more than 6,600 civilians and military personnel who suffered from PTSD and found that 52 percent of them also had symptoms of [...]
WEDNESDAY, June 5 (HealthDay News) — Group counseling is more effective than individual therapy in reducing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and anxiety among victims of sexual violence in war zones, a new study shows. “Survivors of sexual violence have high rates of depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress symptoms. We know what works for treating [...]
THURSDAY, May 30 (HealthDay News) — People who experience post-traumatic stress disorder following a heart attack may find it hard to get a good night’s sleep, a new study indicates. The researchers from Columbia University Medical Center noted that poor sleep is typical among post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) patients, which may help explain the association between [...]
By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 7 (HealthDay News) — By slowing down the programmed response rate on implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs), doctors can reduce the number of shocks these devices deliver without causing a significant increase in the risk of fainting or death, new research suggests. “The aim of [our] study was to evaluate a [...]
THURSDAY, April 11 (HealthDay News) — U.S. veterans who suffered major limb injuries in combat showed little improvement with mental health problems such as depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the two years after receiving treatment for their wounds, researchers report. Their pain levels showed the most improvement three to six months after their [...]