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PTSD raises risk for obesity in women

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PTSD raises risk for obesity in women
Women with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) gain weight more rapidly and are more likely to be overweight or obese than women without the disorder, find researchers. It is the first study to look at the relationship between PTSD and obesity over time.

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Stress, isolation take toll on those under 50 with HIV; older people fare better

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Stress, isolation take toll on those under 50 with HIV; older people fare better
Researchers were surprised to learn that people younger than 50 years old with HIV feel more isolated and stressed than older people with the disease. They expected their study to reveal just the opposite.

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How are fear-related behaviors, anxiety disorders controlled?

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How are fear-related behaviors, anxiety disorders controlled?
A team of researchers has just shown that interneurons located in the forebrain at the level of the prefrontal cortex are heavily involved in the control of fear responses.

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Materialism makes bad events even worse

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Materialism makes bad events even worse
Materialism makes negative outcomes even worse, according to research.

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Children significantly more likely to develop PTSD if mother afflicted

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Children significantly more likely to develop PTSD if mother afflicted
While fewer than 10 percent (8.4 percent) of the mothers were suffering from PTSD, more than a fifth (21 percent) of their children presented PTSD symptoms in a recent study on the topic. Children who developed PTSD symptoms also had more psychosomatic complaints such as constipation, diarrhea and headaches.

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Life stressors trigger neurological disorders, researchers find

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Life stressors trigger neurological disorders, researchers find
When mothers are exposed to trauma, illness, alcohol or other drug abuse, these stressors may activate a single molecular trigger in brain cells that can go awry and activate conditions such as schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder and some forms of autism. Until now, it has been unclear how much these stressors have impacted the cells of a developing brain. Past studies have shown that when an expectant mother exposes herself to alcohol or drug abuse or she experiences some trauma or illness, her baby may later develop a psychiatric disorder later in life. But the new findings identify a molecular mechanism in the prenatal brain that may help explain how cells go awry when exposed to certain environmental conditions.

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Intravenously administered ketamine shown to reduce symptoms of chronic post-traumatic stress disorder

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Intravenously administered ketamine shown to reduce symptoms of chronic post-traumatic stress disorder
For the first time, evidence that a single dose of IV-administered ketamine was associated with the rapid reduction of symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder in patients with chronic PTSD was demonstrated in a proof-of-concept, randomized, double blind crossover study. These findings could be the first step toward developing new interventions for PTSD.

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Boosting depression-causing mechanisms in brain increases resilience, surprisingly

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Boosting depression-causing mechanisms in brain increases resilience, surprisingly
New research uncovers a conceptually novel approach to treating depression. Instead of dampening neuron firing found with stress-induced depression, researchers demonstrated for the first time that further activating these neurons opens a new avenue to mimic and promote natural resilience.

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Blacks with financial worries have lower health scores

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Blacks with financial worries have lower health scores
Black adults who reported feeling more financial strain also rated their health more poorly than those with less financial strain, finds a new study. While lower income and education among minorities have been linked to poor health for decades, this study focused just on the connection between financial worries and poor health.

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Domestic abuse linked to mental health problems in new mothers

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Domestic abuse linked to mental health problems in new mothers
Domestic abuse is closely linked to postpartum mental health problems, including depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, in mothers, new research confirms. The research also found that specific types of abuse are associated with specific mental health problems. “The sheer scope of the mental health problems and types of abuse that we found tells us that we need to take a broader approach to tackling these issues,” states a co-author. “And this is clearly not a ‘lower class’ problem — medical professionals everywhere need to pay attention.”

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Hereditary trauma: Inheritance of traumas and how they may be mediated

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Hereditary trauma: Inheritance of traumas and how they may be mediated
Extreme and traumatic events can change a person — and often, years later, even affect their children. Researchers have now unmasked a piece in the puzzle of how the inheritance of traumas may be mediated. The phenomenon has long been known in psychology: traumatic experiences can induce behavioural disorders that are passed down from one generation to the next. It is only recently that scientists have begun to understand the physiological processes underlying hereditary trauma

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Researchers search for earliest roots of psychiatric disorders

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Researchers search for earliest roots of psychiatric disorders
A single molecular mechanism in the developing brain has been identified that sheds light on how cells may go awry when exposed to a variety of different environmental insults. The findings suggest that different types of stressors prenatally activate a single molecular trigger in brain cells that may make exposed individuals susceptible to late-onset neuropsychiatric disorders.

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DNA modifications measured in blood signal related changes in the brain

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DNA modifications measured in blood signal related changes in the brain
Researchers say they have confirmed suspicions that DNA modifications found in the blood of mice exposed to high levels of stress hormone — and showing signs of anxiety — are directly related to changes found in their brain tissues. Scientists say this research offers the first evidence that epigenetic changes that alter the way genes function without changing their underlying DNA sequence — and are detectable in blood — mirror alterations in brain tissue linked to underlying psychiatric diseases.

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Genes increase the stress of social disadvantage for some children

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Genes increase the stress of social disadvantage for some children
Genes amplify the stress of harsh environments for some children, and magnify the advantage of supportive environments for other children, according to a study that’s one of the first to document how genes interacting with social environments affect biomarkers of stress. The study used telomere length as a marker of stress. Found at the ends of chromosomes, telomeres generally shorten with age, and when individuals are exposed to disease and chronic stress, including the stress of living in a disadvantaged environment.

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Work-home interference contributes to burnout

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Work-home interference contributes to burnout
Conflicts between work and home —- in both directions -— are an important contributor to the risk of burnout, suggests a new study.

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Kinder, gentler med school: Students less depressed, learn more

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Kinder, gentler med school: Students less depressed, learn more
Medical school students learn more and are mentally healthier when pressure in medical school is reduced and they are taught stress management skills, a new study shows. The study looks at the well-being of first and second year students before and after changes a medical school curriculum that are designed to prevent depression, stress and anxiety.

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Want spring allergy relief? Avoid stress

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Want spring allergy relief? Avoid stress
Stress doesn’t cause allergies, but easing your mind might mean less allergy flare-ups this spring. According to a study, allergy sufferers with persistent stress experience more allergy flares. “Stress can cause several negative effects on the body, including causing more symptoms for allergy sufferers,” said an allergist.

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Migraine attacks increase following stress ‘let-down’

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Migraine attacks increase following stress ‘let-down’
Migraine sufferers who experienced reduced stress from one day to the next are at significantly increased risk of migraine onset on the subsequent day. “This study highlights the importance of stress management and healthy lifestyle habits for people who live with migraine,” said a study co-author. “It is important for people to be aware of rising stress levels and attempt to relax during periods of stress rather than allowing a major build up to occur. This could include exercising or attending a yoga class or may be as simple as taking a walk or focusing on one’s breath for a few minutes.”

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Chronic stress in early life causes anxiety, aggression in adulthood, neurobiologists find

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Chronic stress in early life causes anxiety, aggression in adulthood, neurobiologists find
In experiments to assess the impacts of social stress upon adolescent mice, both at the time they are experienced and during adulthood, a laboratory team conducted many different kinds of stress tests and means of measuring their impacts. The research indicates that a ‘hostile environment in adolescence disturbs psychoemotional state and social behaviors of animals in adult life,’ the team says.

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Stress impacts ability to get pregnant, study finds

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Stress impacts ability to get pregnant, study finds
Women who have trouble getting pregnant may be under too much stress, according to a new study. According to researchers, women who had the highest levels of stress actually took 29 percent longer to get pregnant compared to other women, and their risk of infertility doubled. Researchers tracked 501 American women ages 18 to 40 years who were free from known fertility problems and had just started trying to conceive, and followed them for 12 months or until they became pregnant.

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Adult day-care services boost beneficial stress hormones in caregivers

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Adult day-care services boost beneficial stress hormones in caregivers
Family caregivers show an increase in the beneficial stress hormone DHEA-S on days when they use an adult day care service for their relatives with dementia, according to researchers. “We know that caregivers are at increased risk of illness, because of the long hours of care they provide and the high levels of stress. These findings suggest that use of adult day care services may protect caregivers against the harmful effects of stress associated with giving care to someone with dementia,” say the authors.

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Mental health on the go: Reducing anxiety with smartphone app

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Mental health on the go: Reducing anxiety with smartphone app
Playing a science-based mobile gaming app for 25 minutes can reduce anxiety in stressed individuals, according to research. The study suggests that ‘gamifying’ a scientifically-supported intervention could offer measurable mental health and behavioral benefits for people with relatively high levels of anxiety. The game is based on an emerging cognitive treatment for anxiety called attention-bias modification training. The treatment involves training patients to ignore a threatening stimulus (such as an angry face) and to focus instead on a non-threatening stimulus (such as a neutral or happy face). This type of training has been shown to reduce anxiety and stress among people suffering from high anxiety.

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Stress undermines empathic abilities in men but increases them in women

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Stress undermines empathic abilities in men but increases them in women
Stressed males tend to become more self-centered and less able to distinguish their own emotions and intentions from those of other people. For women the exact opposite is true. Stress, this problem that haunts us every day, could be undermining not only our health but also our relationships with other people, especially for men. Stressed women, however, become more “prosocial” according to new research.

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Filling out those employment questionnaires might reveal more than you think

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Filling out those employment questionnaires might reveal more than you think
Your answers on psychological questionnaires, including some of the ones that some employers give their employees, might have a distinct biological signature. New research indeed demonstrates overlap between what workers feel and what their bodies actually manifest. “Our goal in this study was to see if responses on self-reported questionnaires would correspond with concentrations of the stress hormone cortisol,” explains the lead researcher.

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Military dads have to re-learn parenting after deployment

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Military dads have to re-learn parenting after deployment
Fathers who returned after military service report having difficulty connecting with young children who sometimes don’t remember them, according to a study released this week. While the fathers in the study had eagerly anticipated reuniting with their families, they reported significant stress, especially around issues of reconnecting with children, adapting expectations from military to family life, and co-parenting.

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Experiential avoidance increases PTSD risk following child maltreatment

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Experiential avoidance increases PTSD risk following child maltreatment
Child abuse is a reliable predictor of post-traumatic stress disorder, but not all maltreated children suffer from it, according researchers, who examined why some maltreated children develop PTSD and some do not. The research team found that adolescent girls who experienced maltreatment in the past year and were willing to talk about their painful experiences and their thoughts and emotions, were less likely to have PTSD symptoms one year later. Those who tried to avoid painful thoughts and emotions were significantly more likely to exhibit PTSD symptoms down the road.

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Childhood adversity leads to lifelong relationship, health disadvantage for black men

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Childhood adversity leads to lifelong relationship, health disadvantage for black men
Greater childhood adversity helps to explain why black men are less healthy than white men, and some of this effect appears to operate through childhood adversity’s enduring influence on the relationships black men have as adults, according to a new study. The researchers state that exposure and vulnerability to stress are the two primary ways childhood adversity negatively affects relationships in adulthood. “Black men are exposed to 28 percent more childhood adversity than white men and the negative effect of childhood adversity on the quality of relationships in adulthood is three times stronger for black men than white men,” the lead author said.

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High family stress can impact child’s immune system

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High family stress can impact child’s immune system
High family stress can lead to the child’s immune system being affected, a research group has shown. Our immune system has the task of protecting us against bacteria and viruses. Our bodies are also equipped to handle everyday stress -– that is, stress that lasts only briefly. On the other hand, a difficult, stressful situation or long-term increase in stress can negatively affect the immune system. This kind of long-term stress can develop when a close family member dies or when adults are caught in tough, unmanageable situations.

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Could PTSD involve immune cell response to stress? Study in mice raises question

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Could PTSD involve immune cell response to stress? Study in mice raises question
Chronic stress that produces inflammation and anxiety in mice appears to prime their immune systems for a prolonged fight, causing the animals to have an excessive reaction to a single acute stressor weeks later, new research suggests. After the mice recovered from the effects of chronic stress, a single stressful event 24 days later quickly returned them to a chronically stressed state in biological and behavioral terms. Mice that had not experienced the chronic stress were unaffected by the single acute stressor.

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Does more stress equal more headaches?

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Does more stress equal more headaches?
A new study provides evidence for what many people who experience headache have long suspected—having more stress in your life leads to more headaches.

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