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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

  • 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, [...]

  • Trauma, PTSD May Raise Women’s Odds of Heart Attack, Stroke: Study

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women who have been through a traumatic event or developed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) face an increased risk of heart attack or stroke, a new large study suggests. For women with severe PTSD, the study found a 60 percent higher risk of heart attack or stroke [...]

  • Vets With PTSD Might Need Sleep Apnea Screening: Study

    FRIDAY, May 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — For U.S. veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the risk of sleep apnea increases along with the severity of the mental health condition, a new study contends. Sleep apnea — a common sleep disorder in which breathing frequently stops and starts — is potentially serious. Researchers looked at 195 Iraq [...]

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