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2009-02-18 19:47:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The Midwest Center for Stress and Anxiety announced today the re-launch of its website, www.stresscenter.com, the premier online destination for news, information and solutions for coping with stress, anxiety and depression. The new site features an enhanced user interface with access to articles and other content, updated information on the most pressing and relevant stress-related issues, and the newest programs and services from the experts at The...

2009-02-18 15:10:03

After a collective trauma, such as the crash of Continental Flight 3407, people often experience the tragedy via media coverage, U.S. researchers suggest. Mark Seery of the University at Buffalo says that in a situation like the plane crash, it is common for people to think that everyone exposed to the tragedy will need to talk about it but this isn't always the case. Seery and colleagues studied a national sample of people after the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, and found while most didn't...

2008-09-25 03:00:12

By Simon, Shelley Chiropractors are facing change that is unprecedented in its pace and intensity, and they're not alone. In today's complex society, we all are increasingly impacted by shifts in economic conditions, politics, technology, social norms, globalization and regulatory influences. In tumultuous times, some of us embrace and welcome change. We're the cultural creatives - the early adopters. We fancy ourselves as being on the cutting edge and we thrive when our lives are in a...

2008-09-11 03:00:20

By Firth, Nola Frydenberg, Erica; Greaves, Daryl Abstract. This study explored the effect of a coping program and a teacher feedback intervention on perceived control and adaptive coping for 98 adolescent students who had specific learning disabilities. The coping program was modified to build personal control and to address the needs of students who have specific learning disabilities. The teacher feedback program emphasized use of effort and strategy in the face of difficulty. One-way...

2008-07-07 18:00:07

By Tom Muha Abby has been working extra hours for months in order to earn enough money to help pay for a family vacation this summer. Even though she loves her job, lately she's been finding herself becoming negative. For example, she's started looking at what annoys her - rather than what she appreciates - about her husband. This leads to arguments with him, which only increases her stress level and makes her more prone to negative reactions. When the balance between work, love and play...

2008-06-16 09:00:10

By Nicole Warburton Deseret News You know the feeling. Your heart rate jumps, your body tenses and your mind just spins. Stress. Sometimes it leaves you feeling as if you're a gerbil on the wheel, endlessly running, with no idea how to get off. Just keep breathing, you tell yourself. Breathe. But the trouble is, if you experience this stress long term, it has been shown to affect your productivity, physical health and relationships. And given the nation's economy, with people facing...

2008-06-16 06:00:23

A GROUP of students have teamed up with a youth charity to produce a DVD designed to help young people avoid conflict. The Queen Margaret University media students have been working with teenagers from the Bridges Project in Musselburgh to produce the short film series. The films explore how to deal with potentially confrontational scenarios, from coping with a difficult work colleague or a noisy neighbour to talking to parents about personal matters and sex. The aim of the DVD is to...

2008-06-03 03:00:10

By Li, Ming-hui College students often live stressful lives, yet some college students appear to adapt better than their peers in similar situations. Active coping appears to be a vital factor that contributes to a successful adaptation. This study explored relative effectiveness among stress, secure attachment, and the trait of resilience in predicting active coping in high, general, and low stress situations. General stress situations are referred to as a combination of high and low...

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2008-06-02 16:36:02

A University of Buffalo study has found that people who do not discuss traumatic experiences fare better than those who fully express their emotions after the event. The researchers examined 3,000 study participants who took different approaches to stress management in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The participants completed online surveys in the days immediately following the attacks and over the course of the next two years. The participants were assigned to different groups based...

2008-03-12 03:00:15

By Steinhardt, Mary Dolbier, Christyn Abstract. Objective: In this pilot study, the authors examined the effectiveness of a 4-week resilience intervention to enhance resilience, coping strategies, and protective factors, as well as decrease symptomatology during a period of increased academic stress. Participants and Methods: College students were randomly assigned to experimental (n = 30) and wait-list control (n = 27) groups. The experimental group received a psychoeducational...


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