RSS Stress News — ScienceDaily

  • Genetic influences on the brain's reward, stress systems underlie co-occurring alcohol use disorder, chronic pain October 19, 2017
    Alcohol use disorder (AUD) often co-occurs with chronic pain (CP), yet the relationship between the two is complex – involving genetic, neurophysiological, and behavioral elements – and is poorly understood. This review addressed the genetic influences on brain reward and stress systems that neurological research suggests may contribute to the co-occurrence of AUD and CP.
  • Stress might be just as unhealthy as junk food to digestive system October 16, 2017
    We all know that a poor diet is unhealthy, but a new study finds that stress may just as harmful to our bodies as a really bad diet.
  • Virtual humans work better than current ways to identify post-traumatic stress in soldiers October 12, 2017
    Researchers find that soldiers are more likely to open up about post-traumatic stress when interviewed by a virtual interviewer, reports a new study. Virtual interviewers can combine the rapport-building skills of human interviewers with feelings safety provided by anonymous surveys to help soldiers to reveal more about their mental health symptoms.
  • Predicting depression and PTSD before deployment could help soldiers cope October 5, 2017
    A set of validated, self-reported questions administered early in a soldier's career could predict mental health problems such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after return from deployment, according to a new study.
  • Stress diminishes our capacity to sense new dangers, psychology research finds October 2, 2017
    Being under stress diminishes our abilities to predict new dangers that we face, a team of psychology researchers has found. Its work runs counter to the conventional view that stress enhances our ability to detect and adjust to these changing sources of threat.
  • Sports-related concussion symptoms linger twice as long for adolescent girls October 2, 2017
    Adolescent female athletes suffer concussion symptoms twice as long as their male counterparts, according to a new study. Researchers found the extended recovery period may be due to underlying conditions including migraines, depression, anxiety and stress.
  • Coping with stressful organizational change September 27, 2017
    Stress is not a recent phenomenon, but the modern work environment seems to highlights its detrimental effects on employees. This is no more obvious than during times of organizational change. New research considers the impact of such changes on workers in a healthcare authority in New Zealand, highlighting the problems that any organization might face […]
  • Psychological impacts of natural disasters on youth September 25, 2017
    A researcher is fully aware of children's reaction to trauma. Her research focuses on the impact of disasters on youth since Hurricane Andrew in 1992. La Greca has been evaluating how best to define post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in children. This line of research will help to quickly identify the children who need support services […]
  • Oxytocin turns up the volume of your social environment September 20, 2017
    A new study shows that the so-called 'love hormone' oxytocin can intensify negative as well as positive experiences.
  • PTSD linked with increased Lupus risk September 20, 2017
    Trauma exposure and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in civilian women were strongly associated with increased risk of developing lupus, an autoimmune disease.