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Daily Stresses Linked With Long-Term Mental Illness
2013-04-03 08:54:48

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche once famously said “that which does not kill us makes us stronger.” However, new research suggests that the stresses of day-to-day life can take a toll on a person´s long-term mental health. Using data from a pair of national surveys, University of California, Irvine psychological scientist Susan Charles and colleagues set out to examine the relationship between daily...

The Monkey In The Middle Found To Have The Most Stress
2013-04-02 16:00:56

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Here´s a story which certainly won´t make anyone in middle management feel better about their jobs. According to a new study about the behavior of monkeys, those who find themselves in the middle of the pecking order, like middle managers, face more stress during their day. Researchers from Liverpool´s Institute of Integrative Biology, Chester Zoo and The University of Manchester conducted the study which has...

Stress Hormones Lowered Through Mindfulness Meditation
2013-03-29 05:37:53

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research led by researchers with the Shamatha Project at the University of California, Davis suggests that focusing on the present rather than allowing the mind to drift may help lower levels of stress hormones. Focusing your mind and mental resources on immediate experience is an aspect of mindfulness that can be improved by meditation training. "This is the first study to show a direct relation between resting cortisol and...

Angry Arguments At Home Can Influence A Baby’s Brain Function
2013-03-26 08:19:35

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Parents have long known that the tone of their voice affects a baby's mood, but a new study from the University of Oregon shows that a baby's exposure to parental arguments is associated with the way the infant's brain processes stress and emotions. The study revealed that infants respond to an angry tone of voice, even when they are asleep. The findings of the study were published in a recent issue of Psychological Science....

2013-03-20 15:55:46

Some 2-year-olds whose moms used methamphetamine during pregnancy may have an abnormal response to stressful situations, according to a study in the May issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. Researchers saw the altered response in toddlers who were exposed to meth in the womb and who currently had signs of strife in their lives–such as a mom who drank heavily or had depression or other mental health symptoms. Specifically, the children's levels of the stress hormone...

2013-03-14 17:13:28

Understanding the molecular underpinnings of an ancient Chinese therapy's success could increase its acceptance by mainstream medicine While acupuncture is used widely to treat chronic stress, the mechanism of action leading to reported health benefits are not understood. In a series of studies at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC), researchers are demonstrating how acupuncture can significantly reduce the stress hormone response in an animal model of chronic stress. The latest...

2013-03-14 16:21:57

Dwelling on negative events can increase levels of inflammation in the body, a new Ohio University study finds. Researchers discovered that when study participants were asked to ruminate on a stressful incident, their levels of C-reactive protein, a marker of tissue inflammation, rose. The study is the first time to directly measure this effect in the body. “Much of the past work has looked at this in non-experimental designs. Researchers have asked people to report their tendency...

2013-03-09 23:00:39

Established in 2009, CalmClinic.com reports on growing trend in search volume for relevant information on anxiety and panic attacks. Pompano Beach, FL (PRWEB) March 09, 2013 Anxiety statistics are on the rise. Calm Clinic, a website which devotes a wide body of articles on anxiety and panic attacks, reports that according to their analytics and Google trends, a significant number of individuals from all over the world are regularly seeking information on anxiety symptoms — and the...

Benefits Of Kids Exercise For Children Include Lower Stress
2013-03-07 18:50:12

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In an ideal world, childhood is supposed to be a time of carefree enjoyment and exploration for everyone. It should be a time for running, for playing and for trying as many new things as possible. While many of today´s youth are still afforded these opportunities, many have traded running and playing for television and gaming, a fact evidenced by the growing epidemic of childhood obesity. New research by The Endocrine...

Insomnia Associated With Threefold Increase In Heart Failure Risk
2013-03-06 12:26:47

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Those who have trouble falling asleep at night might have one more thing to cause them grief. According to a new study published in the European Heart Journal, people who experience symptoms of insomnia are three times more likely to suffer from heart failure. This study, the largest of its kind to date, followed 54,279 people for more than 11 years. Though researchers were able to identify a link between insomnia and heart...

Latest Anxiety Reference Libraries

2013-12-24 13:50:12

Obesophobia or Pocrescophobia, from the Greek phobia, meaning fear or morbid fear and obeso, meaning fat, is a persistent and abnormal fear of gaining weight, especially in cultures that value being thin. This phobia was listed as a rare disease by the Office of Rare Diseases of the National Institutes of Health. Certain individuals suffering from this phobia originally start with a desire to lose weight which turns into a compulsive desire to avoid all of the things that could result in...

2013-12-24 13:20:48

Ornithophobia is a type of specific phobia involving an irrational fear of birds. The origin of the word ornitho is Greek meaning bird and phobia is Greek meaning fear. The fear of birds is not uncommon and it comes from the menacing and darker image of some birds of prey. Some people might only fear predatory birds, such as vultures, while others can even be afraid of household pets like budgies. People who suffer from this phobia might fear that they will be attacked by a bird or might...

2013-12-24 12:34:07

Phobophobia is a phobia defined as the fear of phobias, or the fear of fear, including intense anxiety and unrealistic and persistent fear of the somatic sensations and the feared phobia ensuing. This phobia can also be defined as the fear of developing a phobia. Phobophobia is related to anxiety disorders and panic attacks directly linked to other types of phobias, such as agoraphobia. When a patient has developed this phobia, their condition might be diagnosed and treated as part of anxiety...

2013-12-24 10:43:28

Cynophobia, from the Greek kyon meaning dog, and phobos, meaning fear, is the abnormal fear of dogs. This phobia is classified as a specific phobia, under the subtype “animal phobias”. According to Dr. Timothy O. Rentz of the Laboratory for the Study of Anxiety Disorders at the University of Texas, animal phobias are among the most common specific phobias and 36 percent who seek out treatment report being afraid of cats or dogs. Although snakes and spider are among the more common in...

2013-12-24 10:17:24

Entomophobia, known also as insect phobia, is a specific phobia of one or more classes of insects. More specific cases include apiphobia (fear of bees) and myrmecophobia (fear of ants). The symptoms regarding this phobia are much like of the symptoms regarding many other irrational fears. An entomophobic is expected to experience enough anxiety upon viewing or otherwise coming into contact with an insect that he or she experiences full-blown panic attacks. With the extreme and serious...

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