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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

  • Could Psychedelic Drugs Be Good Medicine for Some?

    In a carefully controlled setting, psychedelic drugs such as LSD or “magic mushrooms” may benefit patients with hard-to-treat anxiety, addiction or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), new research suggests.

  • Women Soldiers No More Likely to Develop PTSD, Study Finds

    FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women in the U.S. military are no more likely than men to develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a government study shows. “This is the first study to prospectively investigate the development of PTSD in male and female service members who were matched on multiple important characteristics that could explain [...]

  • Mindfulness Therapy Might Help Ease PTSD

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Mindfulness therapy seems to help veterans cope with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a new study suggests. Mindfulness encourages those suffering from PTSD not to avoid disturbing thoughts, feelings and experiences, but rather to accept them and put them in perspective. The approach may help those who [...]

  • PTSD Symptoms Persist for Thousands of Vietnam Vets, Study Finds

    By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — More than a quarter-million Vietnam veterans suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms today, four decades after the war’s end, a new study estimates. And at least one-third of them have major depression as well. “It’s been known for thousands of years that serving in war [...]

  • Plane Passengers’ Near-Death Experience Gives Clues to Trauma’s Effect on Brain

    FRIDAY, July 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A study involving people who thought they were about to die in a plane crash reveals new clues to the long-term impact that traumatic events have on the brain. In August of 2001, passengers on Air Transat flight 236 were on an overnight flight from Toronto to Lisbon, Portugal, [...]

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