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.
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By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Boys, but not girls, tend to suffer more from depression and conduct disorder after moving from a poor neighborhood to a better one, a new study says. Conduct disorder includes acting-out behaviors such as bullying, fighting, cruelty to people or animals, damaging property, cutting school and [...]
MONDAY, March 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Three new studies suggest that a sizeable percentage of American soldiers suffer from some type of mental health issue, at rates higher than those seen in the general population. “Some of the differences in disorder rates are truly remarkable,” Ronald Kessler, a professor of health care policy at Harvard [...]
FRIDAY, Jan. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) — College students with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are likely to drink more alcohol than other students, potentially worsening their symptoms and leading them to drink even more, new research suggests. It’s estimated that 9 percent of all college students suffer from PTSD, an anxiety disorder that can develop after [...]
TUESDAY, Jan. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Children with cancer are no more likely than other children to develop post-traumatic stress disorder, new research finds. And the children may even benefit in terms of developing empathy and emotional closeness, the researchers said. “These results should be very reassuring to childhood cancer patients and their families,” said study [...]
FRIDAY, Jan. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Researchers say they’ve discovered how the club drug Ecstasy acts on the brain, and their findings suggest the drug might be useful in treating anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder. The study included 25 volunteers who underwent two functional MRI brain scans — one after taking Ecstasy (MDMA) and one [...]