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Discovery May Accelerate Body's Response To Infection And Autoimmune Disorders
2013-11-08 08:57:46

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers report that disrupting the light-dark cycle of mice increased their susceptibility to inflammatory disease, indicating that the production of a key immune cell is controlled by the body’s circadian clock. The study published in the Nov. 8 edition of Science identifies a previously hidden pathway by which the body’s circadian clock controls the numbers of key inflammatory cells called...

2013-11-05 11:55:59

Wars, earthquakes, major traffic accidents, and terrorist attacks may bring about profound spiritual pains, and even cause extreme fear and helplessness for people that have experienced or witnessed these unusual threats or disasters. This persistent and constant mental disorder caused by psychological trauma is termed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Can brain structural damage alter as symptoms improve? As PTSD progresses, brain structure inevitably changes, however, no PTSD symptoms...

2013-11-05 10:28:32

Reports new study in Biological Psychiatry Childhood neglect and abuse, whether physical or psychological, confers a lifetime vulnerability to stress, anxiety, and mood problems. Such early-life stress is also suspected to contribute to the development of chronic pain in adulthood. In fact, there is growing concern that chronic pain syndromes may be a complication of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, this link is particularly challenging to study because many stressful...

2013-11-04 16:27:55

From a new study in Biological Psychiatry Children of survivors of extremely stressful life events face adjustment challenges of their own, as has been most carefully studied among the children of Nazi Death Camp survivors. This "intergenerational" transmission of stress response has been studied predominately from the psychological perspective. However, recent research points to biological contributions as well. Indeed, a new study just published in Biological Psychiatry demonstrates...

2013-11-02 23:00:16

Infinite Brain Power System designed by Todd Lee is a newly updated course that provides people with advanced methods, and step-by-step techniques for brain waves meditation. A full Infinite Brain Power System overview on the site Vinamy.com indicates if this course is worth buying. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) November 02, 2013 Infinite Brain Power System designed by Todd Lee is a newly updated course that teaches people how to intensify their focus, how to strengthen their concentration, and how...

2013-10-31 23:24:38

Survey of Barnes-Jewish Hospital Employees Who Took Compassion Fatigue Course Found High Risk for Burnout was Cut in Half and High Risk for Secondary Trauma Dropped by a Third St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 An innovative program implemented three years ago at Barnes-Jewish Hospital is helping prevent bedside nurses from leaving direct patient care due to a condition known as “compassion fatigue.” Among the employees surveyed after attending a course designed at combating...

2013-10-30 23:03:39

Early life pain alters neural circuits in the brain that regulate stress, suggesting pain experienced by infants who often do not receive analgesics while undergoing tests and treatment in neonatal intensive care may permanently alter future responses to anxiety, stress and pain in adulthood, a research team led by Dr. Anne Murphy, associate director of the Neuroscience Institute at Georgia State University, has discovered. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 Early life pain alters...

Video Gaming Helps Strengthen Several Brain Regions: Study
2013-10-30 15:17:08

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If you have found yourself immersed in last month's release of "Grand Theft Auto 5" or are planning to lock yourself in your room for "Call of Duty: Ghosts" when it comes out next week, don't worry too much about the effect it may have on your brain. According to a new study, video gaming can be beneficial, strengthening several regions of your noggin. The study, conducted by the Max Planck Institute for Human Development and...


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
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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