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Fear Odor Reaction
2013-12-13 08:45:51

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Neuroscientists at Rutgers University have discovered that fear reactions can occur in the olfactory system, even before the brain has had an opportunity to interpret and associate a particular odor with trouble. In a study published Thursday in the journal Science, John McGann, associate professor of behavioral and systems neuroscience at Rutgers and colleagues, report that neurons in the noses of laboratory animals reacted ...

2013-12-12 23:32:09

Leading provider of stress management training, tactics, and education materials, StressStop, offer top 5 ways to stay stress during the holidays. Norwalk, Connecticut (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 The holidays are a hectic time and stress often seems inevitable, but it does not have to be. StressStop, the leading provider of stress management training, tactics and education materials, offers its top 5 tips for staying stress free during the holidays. 1. Make a list of what NOT to do. For...

2013-12-12 10:51:45

Poverty may have direct implications for important, early steps in the development of the brain, saddling children of low-income families with slower rates of growth in two key brain structures, according to researchers from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. By age 4, children in families living with incomes under 200 percent of the federal poverty line have less gray matter — brain tissue critical for processing of information and execution of actions — than kids growing up in...

2013-12-10 23:23:10

Countless men and women use food as a way to deal with stress; most have tried conventional weight loss methods and failed. They are convinced that diets just don’t work, and realized it was time to RESO YOUR LIFE. Woburn, MA (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 RESO YOUR LIFE is a revolutionary program founded in 2009 that offers a customized approach to weight loss and takes into account factors such as individual personality type, individual stress level, body shape, food habits and lifestyle....

2013-12-10 10:40:19

Private contractors who worked in Iraq, Afghanistan or other conflict environments over the past two years report suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and depression more often than military personnel who served in recent conflicts, according to a new RAND Corporation study. Researchers found that among the contractors studied, 25 percent met criteria for PTSD, 18 percent screened positive for depression and half reported alcohol misuse. Despite the troubles, relatively few get...

2013-12-09 23:22:41

Recent studies reveal high levels of anxiety and stress-related health concerns exist over the holidays, prompting local Florida insurance agency to promote the importance of having health insurance. Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) December 09, 2013 As the holiday season progresses, many people throughout the country are feeling the pains of stress and anxiety. With December festivities and impending New Year celebrations also come many additional responsibilities and worries for families,...

2013-12-09 23:21:35

The link between everyday stress and heart disease may result from stress-related behaviors-such as eating an unhealthy diet, smoking, and excess drinking. Boston, MA (PRWEB) December 09, 2013 Ongoing stress, whether it's from a traffic-choked daily commute, unhappy marriage, or overbearing boss, has been linked to a wide range of harmful health effects. But can stress cause heart disease? The December 2013 issue of the Harvard Women's Health Watch looks into the connection....


Latest Stress Reference Libraries

Adjustment Disorder
2013-07-29 09:41:01

Adjustment Disorder is commonly known as situational disorder as well. It is often considered a significantly smaller situation than anxiety disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder with a usually less intense stressor than those of the more extreme disorders. Symptoms Because the disorders are similar, Adjustment Disorder and PTSD have similar symptoms like general loss of interest, a feeling of hopelessness, depression, and anxiety. Although they have similar symptoms, Adjustment...

Acute Stress Reaction
2013-07-29 09:36:16

Acute Stress Reaction (ASR), also referred to as shock or Acute Stress Disorder (ASD), is a variation on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Symptoms ASR can often escalate to ASD. Symptoms of acute stress reaction include a change in attention, disorientation, daze and confusion. After these symptoms occur, victims suffering from ASR can often become withdrawn from their surroundings or experience panic anxiety paired with impairment and extreme emotions of sadness, anger and fear....

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
2013-07-19 15:31:29

Posttraumatic stress disorder (commonly known as PTSD) is a severe anxiety disorder characterized by adverse anxiety-related experiences, behaviors, and physiological responses that results from exposure to an event that causes psychological trauma. Examples of events that could lead to PTSD include the threat of harm or death to oneself or to someone else, or witnessing an event that overwhelms the individual's ability to cope. Diagnostic symptoms for PTSD include flashbacks or nightmares,...

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Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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