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2014-04-22 14:28:27

When mothers are exposed to trauma, illness, alcohol or other drug abuse, these stressors may activate a single molecular trigger in brain cells that can go awry and activate conditions such as schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder and some forms of autism. Until now, it has been unclear how much these stressors have impacted the cells of a developing brain. Past studies have shown that when an expectant mother exposes herself to alcohol or drug abuse or she experiences some trauma...

Focusing On Context Helps Alleviate Bad Memories
2014-04-21 10:41:31

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online When we go through a traumatic, embarrassing or otherwise negative experience, our minds will often replay those memories – stirring up unwanted emotions over and over again. Now, a new study from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Alberta in Canada has revealed that focusing on the context surrounding the negative event, such as the weather or who was there at the time, can help to alleviate the...

2014-04-17 23:01:12

AMVETS Announces Evaluation of Freedom and Honor Warrior Transition Workshops Lanham, Maryland (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 AMVETS announced today a scientific evaluation conducted by Freedom and Honor under the direction of the American Institutes for Research® (AIR) show statistically significant results of AMVETS Freedom and Honor Warrior Transition Workshops (WTW) in addressing Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) and reintegration-related challenges. The report can be found at...

2014-04-16 23:01:31

Researchers from Mount Sinai Demonstrate Proof of Concept for New, Rapidly-Acting Pharmacotherapy for Treatment of PTSD New York, NY (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 For the first time, evidence that a single dose of IV-administered ketamine was associated with the rapid reduction of symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder in patients with chronic PTSD was demonstrated in a proof-of-concept, randomized, double blind crossover study, undertaken by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at...

2014-04-16 23:00:28

Panic Away program, created by Barry McDonagh, is a newly updated e-guide that teaches users how to eliminate anxiety disorders naturally. A detailed review on the website Vkool.com uncovers whether or not this program is worthy trying. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Panic Away program is developed by Barry McDonagh, who promises to help people tackle panic attacks and anxiety without using any kind of drugs or supplements. The e-book contains 260 pages that cover all fundamental...

2014-04-15 23:08:04

Safety Services Company, a worldwide leader in occupational health and safety compliance products, today released an infographic illustrating the causes of, symptoms of, and solutions to, workplace stress. (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Safety Services Company, a worldwide leader in occupational health and safety compliance products, today released an infographic illustrating the causes of, symptoms of, and solutions to, workplace stress. “Stress is a widespread workplace issue that deserves...

2014-04-15 23:02:11

New packets grow the whole food supplement maker’s line of on-the-go Daily Fundamentals Packets. Palmyra, WI (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Growing its line of convenience packets, Standard Process Inc. introduces two new Daily Fundamentals packs: Adrenal Health and General Female Endocrine. Daily Fundamentals packs help active patients maintain optimal health even when they are away from home by providing on-the-go nutrition. The new additions join the currently available General Health and...

2014-04-14 23:11:52

Brain State Technologies announces the presentation of results from a case series of 21 individuals with persisting symptoms following traumatic brain injury. Scottsdale, Arizona (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 Brain State Technologies announced today the presentation of results from a case series of 21 individuals with persisting symptoms following traumatic brain injury who enrolled in an open label research study using High-resolution, relational, resonance-based, electroencephalic mirroring...

2014-04-14 14:11:21

The phenomenon has long been known in psychology: traumatic experiences can induce behavioral disorders that are passed down from one generation to the next. It is only recently that scientists have begun to understand the physiological processes underlying hereditary trauma. "There are diseases such as bipolar disorder, that run in families but can't be traced back to a particular gene", explains Isabelle Mansuy, professor at ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich. With her research group...

2014-04-10 23:00:19

Paul W. Gulgowski challenges readers to treat stress using psychological, cognitive techniques. Delafield, Wis. (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 Stress can affect virtually every area of a person’s life, from mental wellbeing to physical health. Author Paul W. Gulgowski offers techniques to help readers modify psychological and cognitive responses to stress to lessen its toll on the body and mind in his new self-help book, “Stress and Adjustment” (published by Lulu). “The stress of dealing...


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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