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Stress Is Contagious
2014-05-01 05:44:08

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It is well known that some things in life are contagious, such as social conditions like pregnancy or divorce. According to a new study from the Max Planck Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences and the Technische Universität Dresden, stress is also contagious and can be damaging to one's health. Simply observing another person in a stressful situation, according to their findings, is enough to make our own bodies release the...

2014-04-28 23:00:32

UC Davis finding may lead to novel stem cell treatments for chronic wounds. Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) April 28, 2014 The stress hormone epinephrine — the source of the “fight-or-flight” response — also heightens stresses at the cellular level, inhibiting wound healing and promoting a state of chronic inflammation that prohibits the body’s stem cells from migrating to a wound to encourage skin regeneration, UC Davis researchers have found. The research, published in the April issue...

Marital Stress Linked To Depression
2014-04-27 05:17:10

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Marriage is hard work and can often lead to stress. A new study from the University of Wisconsin-Madison reveals that such marital stress could make people more susceptible to depression. According to the research team, people who experience chronic stress in their marriage are less able to savor positive experiences, and are more likely to report other depressive symptoms. The findings, published in a recent issue of the Journal of...

Stress Reduction Through Horse Therapy
2014-04-26 05:57:50

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Previous research has shown that animals can have a soothing effect on humans and a new study published in the Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin reveals that when school kids work with horses they have significantly lower levels of stress hormones throughout their day. “We were coming at this from a prevention perspective,” said study author Patricia Pendry, a developmental psychologist at Washington State University who studies...

2014-04-25 08:25:50

With sections devoted to physical and emotional costs, guidance on how to strengthen relationships of all types, interviews with highly successful individuals and doable strategies for day-to-day motivation, new book seeks to stamp out procrastination COPENHAGEN, Denmark, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "Procrastination - 15 Strategies To Overcome Procrastination Today!" E-book by Michala Storm AVAILABLE AT Amazon Barnes & Noble Booklocker KOBO Imagine, how your (relationship) life...

2014-04-24 15:01:11

In the aftermath of war, communities who continue to experience repeated violence could have a major escalation in rates of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and severe distress, suggests new research published in The Lancet Global Health journal. In 2004, Dr Derrick Silove from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, and colleagues conducted a survey to estimate the prevalence of common mental disorders among 1022 adults (600 from a rural village and 422 from an urban...

Neurotics Prefer To Stick With Inaction
2014-04-23 05:13:28

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online We all know someone who seems to be paralyzed when it comes time to taking action. We might even tease that person and call them neurotic. It turns out, people who are neurotic aren't unable to act. They simply don't want to. A new study, published in the Journal of Personality, examined nearly 4,000 college students in 19 countries to determine why neurotic people may avoid making decisions and moving forward with their lives....

2014-04-22 14:28:27

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...

2014-04-22 12:07:09

Anxiety over false positive does not negatively influence future screening choices Dartmouth researchers have found that the anxiety experienced with a false-positive mammogram is temporary and does not negatively impact a woman's overall well-being. Their findings are reported in "Consequences of False-Positive Screening Mammograms," which was published online in the April 21, 2014 JAMA Internal Medicine. Anywhere from 40 to 60 percent of women who undergo routine screening mammography...

Focusing On Context Helps Alleviate Bad Memories
2014-04-21 10:41:31

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online When we go through a traumatic, embarrassing or otherwise negative experience, our minds will often replay those memories – stirring up unwanted emotions over and over again. Now, a new study from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Alberta in Canada has revealed that focusing on the context surrounding the negative event, such as the weather or who was there at the time, can help to alleviate the...


Latest Anxiety Reference Libraries

Obesophobia
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...

Ornithophobia
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...

Phobophobia
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...

Cynophobia
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...

Entomophobia
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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