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People Who Experience Traumatic Events Tend To Spend Compulsively
2013-09-26 19:09:42

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online According to a study published in the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, terrorist attacks lead materialistic people to look for comfort in their credit card. Researchers determined that when materialistic people experience traumatic events like a terrorist attack, it makes them more likely to spend compulsively. “When the going gets tough, the materialistic go shopping,” according to Ayalla Ruvio, assistant...

2013-09-26 08:27:57

NEW YORK, Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In Shakespeare's Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark complains about his troubled mind, wishing for a restful sleep with these words: "To be, or not to be, that is the question: Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous Fortune, or to take arms against a sea of troubles, and by opposing end them: to die, to sleep no more; and by a sleep, to say we end the heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks that flesh is...

Smells Become Stinkier When Anxiety Takes Hold
2013-09-25 14:22:00

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists are increasingly showing that our mental state can change our perceptions of the world around us and a new study in the Journal of Neuroscience found that people in a state of anxiety rate neutral smells lower than when they are relaxed. "After anxiety induction, neutral smells become clearly negative," explained study author Wen Li, a professor of psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. "People experiencing an...

2013-09-25 08:29:11

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the nation continues its drawdown of combat forces deployed to Afghanistan, warriors are coping with challenges associated with deployment and transitions. According to a recent report from the Pentagon, as many as 349 military service members committed suicide in 2012. "Experiencing psychological stress as a result of a deployment is common," says Dr. Miguel Roberts, Resilience Division Chief, Deployment Health Clinical Center....

2013-09-24 13:30:05

Accidents also traumatize small children. Around one in ten children still suffers from a post-traumatic stress disorder a year after a road accident or burn injury, reliving aspects of the traumatic experience in the form of flashbacks or nightmares. In doing so, young children keep replaying the stressful memories while avoiding anything that might remind them of the accident in any way. As a result of this constant alertness to threatening memories, the children can develop sleeping...

2013-09-23 20:21:35

Stress relief drink launches in first Rexam 12 oz. SLEEK® can with tactile printing CHICAGO, Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- "Live Stress Free." That's the mantra of Zenify, the 100 percent natural stress relief drink. Looking for a truly distinctive package that would exemplify the look and feel of its brand, the company chose to launch in the first Rexam 12oz. SLEEK® can in the U.S. to utilize tactile printing technology. (Photo:...

Some Fears May Be Eliminated Just By Going To Sleep
2013-09-23 09:25:43

[ Watch the Video: Never Fear! Just Sleep On It! ] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research has shown some fears could be unlearned while a person sleeps. Using specific odors, such as woody or floral scents, scientists were able to reduce the reactions of subjects who were trained to fear a pair of faces prior to the study. Going forward, the researchers say this new technique could be used to treat people who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder...

Too Much Time Online Can Affect Working Memory
2013-09-20 16:42:48

[ Watch the Video: Facebook Time Impacts Working Memory ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online You may be losing the capacity to store valuable memories or take in information by spending too much time online – except when reading stories on redOrbit, of course. All joking aside, the human brain can be overwhelmed by the flood of information pouring off our computer screen – according to Erik Fransén, a researcher from Stockholm's KTH Royal Institute of...

2013-09-19 10:18:23

The extra demands on parents of chronically ill children cause stress that affects the whole family, according to a systematic review conducted by Case Western Reserve University researchers that also explored what factors in the child’s care most contribute to the added strain. The findings, reported in the August issue of the Journal of Pediatric Psychology article, “Parenting Stress Among Caregivers of Children With Chronic Illness: A Systematic Review,” were based on an...

2013-09-17 23:20:51

In these stressful times, an initiative like BBOEscape.com, an ecosystem for stress management, comes as a refreshing whiff of air providing the much needed window for relaxation through its handpicked games. Ottawa, Ontario (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 It is a highly stressful and competitive environment that we live in today. There is an intense need for outlets that will let all the steam off from the minds of working professionals. BBOEscape.com provides the perfect way for stress...


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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