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  • Epigenetics contribute to male and female differences in fear memory January 17, 2019
    In a mouse model of traumatic memory, male mice recall fear-related memories better than female mice, according to a new study.
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder: alleviating flashbacks by playing Tetris January 8, 2019
    A behavioral intervention procedure including the computer game Tetris could help people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to alleviate involuntarily recurring visual memories of traumatic experiences. Following an intervention involving playing Tetris, the number of flashbacks for the stressful events decreased.
  • Kicking, yelling during sleep? Study finds risk factors for violent sleep disorder December 26, 2018
    Taking antidepressants for depression, having post-traumatic stress disorder or anxiety diagnosed by a doctor are risk factors for a disruptive and sometimes violent sleep disorder called rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder. The study also found men are more likely to have the disorder.
  • Post-natal depression in dads linked to depression in their teenage daughters December 26, 2018
    Fathers as well as mothers can experience post-natal depression -- and it is linked to emotional problems for their teenage daughters, new research has found.
  • How teens deal with stress may affect their blood pressure, immune system December 13, 2018
    Most teens get stressed out by their families from time to time, but whether they bottle those emotions up or put a positive spin on things may affect certain processes in the body, including blood pressure and how immune cells respond to bacterial invaders, according to researchers.
  • What social stress in monkeys can tell us about human health December 11, 2018
    A new study examines one key stress-inducing circumstance -- the effects of social hierarchy -- and how cells respond to the hormones that are released in response to that stress.
  • Relationship impairments hinder men seeking mental health treatment December 11, 2018
    Relationship impairment (difficulty managing expectations and requirements within an intimate relationship) plays a role in explaining the association between symptom severity and those seeking treatment among post-9/11 military veterans. However, the role it plays is different for men and women.
  • Improved treatment of anxiety disorders December 11, 2018
    Traumatic experiences can become deeply entrenched in a person's memory. How can fears following a traumatic event be reduced in the long term and prevented from becoming a permanent stress-related disorder? Researchers have recently shed new light on these questions.
  • Beware of evening stress November 27, 2018
    Stressful events in the evening release less of the body's stress hormones than those that happen in the morning, suggesting possible vulnerability to stress in the evening.
  • Stress-induced effects on heart blood flow differ for men versus women November 26, 2018
    Some patients with coronary artery disease have inadequate blood flow to the heart muscle during periods of mental/emotional stress. This condition -- called 'mental stress-induced myocardial ischemia' (MSIMI) -- is related to the severity of plaque buildup in the coronary arteries in men but not women, according to a new study.