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
By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 11, 2013 (HealthDay News) — Active-duty Marines who suffer a traumatic brain injury face significantly higher risk of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a new study. Other factors that raise the risk include severe pre-deployment symptoms of post-traumatic stress and high combat intensity, researchers report. But even after [...]
TUESDAY, Dec. 10, 2013 (HealthDay News) — Private contractors who worked in Afghanistan, Iraq and other conflict zones over the past two years have high rates of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a new study finds. Researchers conducted an anonymous online survey of 660 contractors who had been deployed to a conflict zone at least [...]
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20 (HealthDay News) — Women with post-traumatic stress disorder are more likely to be overweight or obese than women without the condition, a new study suggests. According to the researchers, one in nine women will have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at some point in her life. That’s twice as often as [...]
MONDAY, Nov. 11 (HealthDay News) — Boston-area veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) experienced flashbacks, disturbing memories and other psychological effects after the Boston Marathon bombing, according to a new study. The findings highlight how tragic events can upset people with PTSD and other mental health disorders. They also show that health care systems must be [...]
By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 4 (HealthDay News) — A simple, short mental health test already used for pediatric patients has been found effective at predicting post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) risk among preschoolers seriously injured by such things as a burn or car crash. “The most important point is that until now we had no evidence-based [...]