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stress can feed insomnia
2014-07-04 05:25:11

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It's not what you do, it's the way that you do it. This is the major finding of a new study investigating the link between stress and the development of insomnia. “Our study is among the first to show that it's not the number of stressors, but your reaction to them that determines the likelihood of experiencing insomnia,” stated lead author Vivek Pillai, PhD and research fellow at the Sleep Disorders and Research Center at...

2014-07-03 08:23:41

TUCSON, Ariz., July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A unique new program designed by a Southeastern Arizona company, Biobalance Integrated Wellness, may revolutionize care for veterans with symptoms of neurological injury such as PTSD and TBI. The small business is implementing a new program titled: Trauma Resiliency and Integrated Neurotrainer (TRAIN) combining an established Brain Paint (TM) EEG neurofeedback system with peer recovery support Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM) methods. Photo -...

mindfulness meditation
2014-07-03 05:36:01

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As people become more aware of how stress affects their lives in almost every area, mindfulness meditation has risen in popularity as a way to improve both mental and physical health. Researchers have investigated the usefulness of mindfulness on everything from gene expression to cancer treatment, but most of these studies focus on lengthy, weeks-long training programs. Carnegie Mellon University researchers took a different...

2014-07-01 11:43:59

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Cedars-Sinai-led investigators say some brain cells in a structure called the amygdala appear to make judgments based on a viewer's subjective opinions instead of true emotion expressed When evaluating another person's emotions – happy, sad, angry, afraid – humans take cues from facial expressions. Neurons in a part of the brain called the amygdala "fire" in response to the visual stimulation as information is processed by the retina, the amygdala and a...

child stress
2014-06-28 05:41:36

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Chronic stressors such as poverty or abuse can have a lasting negative impact on children and could be linked to behavioral, health or employment-related problems later on in life, according to new research appearing in the latest edition of the journal Biological Psychiatry. While experiencing a certain amount of stress can help youngsters learn how to adapt to and cope with life’s obstacles, researchers from the University of...

2014-06-27 23:10:40

Many people are unaware that healthcare workers in perinatal fields are at increased risk for PTSD and Compassion Fatigue. Hear Dr. Kathleen Kendall-Tackett offer an in-depth look at why and how perinatal professionals are at risk, as well as how to cope with these issues and finding strategies for healing. Amarillo, Texas (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 The National Center for PTSD recognizes every June as awareness month, where collective efforts are made to spread knowledge and increase support...

2014-06-25 23:13:21

Research by PsychTests.com indicates that while Millennials possess unique skills and traits that differentiate them from older generations, they still struggle to deal with one factor: stress. Montreal, Canada (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 They’re tech-savvy, open-minded, and achievement-oriented, but if there is one thing that Millennials can learn from older generations, it’s the ability to cope effectively and productively with stress. Using data from their Coping Skills Assessment,...

2014-06-25 23:00:40

This next episode of “Extreme Weight Loss” Season Four is a very emotional one, focusing on a woman who lost her military husband to suicide. In the years following his death, she turned to food for comfort, eventually reaching 301 pounds. Aurora, Colo. (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 This next episode of “Extreme Weight Loss” Season Four is a very emotional one, focusing on a woman who lost her military husband to suicide, then began eating as a way to deal with her loss. Featuring a...

2014-06-24 23:15:36

Stressful situations are one of life’s tough realities, but San Diego therapist Dr. Joanne J. Wendt has tips that can help anyone navigate stressful moments effectively. San Diego, California (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 It can take seconds to become stressed and hours, or even days, to finally relax. From twenty-eight years as a practicing therapist, Dr. Joanne J. Wendt has found that it’s important to learn to confront this powerful emotion, especially when it first strikes. “Effective...

2014-06-24 16:23:11

Intermountain Medical Center Diseases of the adrenal gland have long been difficult to diagnose. But now, researchers have found an affordable and easy way to diagnose and monitor endocrine diseases of the adrenal gland by using saliva and a smartphone. Researchers at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah, have developed new smartphone technology to help screen patients for a number of adrenal gland diseases, including Cushing's syndrome. The new tool also helps to identify...


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
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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