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  • Stress helps unlearn fear May 9, 2018
    Stress can have a positive effect on extinction learning, which causes previously learned associations to dissolve. According to the findings of cognitive psychologists, stress causes extinction learning to occur independent of context. This might prove useful for example in therapies for anxiety disorders.
  • Brain activity helps explain diabetics' negative feelings, risk for depression May 7, 2018
    For millions of Americans who are obese and living with diabetes or prediabetes, feelings of sadness, anger and anxiety are often part of daily life. A new study suggests those negative feelings may stem from problems regulating blood sugar levels that influence emotional response in the brain.
  • More than 9 in 10 elementary school teachers feel highly stressed April 27, 2018
    One of the most important factors in ensuring student success is quality instruction by teachers. However, quality instruction can be a difficult goal if teachers do not have the resources to improve their skills and if rising levels of teacher stress go unchecked. Now, researchers have found that high levels of job-related stress affect 93 […]
  • Aging: The natural stress reliever for many women April 24, 2018
    While some research suggests that midlife is a dissatisfying time for women, other studies show that women report feeling less stressed and enjoy a higher quality of life during this period.
  • A neurobiological link between PTSD and addiction April 23, 2018
    Recalling traumatic memories enhances the rewarding effects of morphine in male rats, finds new research. These findings may help to explain the co-occurrence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and addiction.
  • What's in a name? Researchers track PTSD's many identities during war April 20, 2018
    Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been associated with military activities for as long as wars have been fought -- but this disorder was only named in the 1980s. A new article documents a different kind of war -- a war of words -- that has been fought over the name of the disorder, and may […]
  • Certain PTSD therapies prove effective long after patients stop treatment April 19, 2018
    Reducing severity of PTSD symptoms long-term holds significant public-health and economic implications.
  • Age affects how we predict and respond to stress at home April 19, 2018
    A recent study finds that older adults are better than younger adults at anticipating stressful events at home -- but older adults are not as good at using those predictions to reduce the adverse impacts of the stress.
  • How chronic early-life stress raises PTSD vulnerability April 12, 2018
    Medical researchers may have discovered how chronic stress experienced early in life increases vulnerability to post-traumatic stress disorder later in life.
  • Humans and others exposed to prenatal stress have high stress levels after birth April 10, 2018
    Vertebrate species, including humans, exposed to stress prenatally tend to have higher stress hormones after birth, according to a new study. While previous research has reported examples of maternal stress experience predicting offspring stress hormones in different species, this study is the first to empirically demonstrate the impact of prenatal stress on offspring stress hormone […]