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  • Immune system and postpartum depression linked? November 6, 2018
    The immune system might play an important role in the development of postpartum depression after a stressful pregnancy, new research suggests.
  • How childhood stress contributes to anxiety, depression November 5, 2018
    New research could help explain why stress early in life can create vulnerabilities to mood and anxiety disorders later on.
  • Studies highlight lasting effects of early life stress on the genome, gut, and brain November 4, 2018
    Excessive stress during fetal development or early childhood can have long-term consequences for the brain, from increasing the likelihood of brain disorders and affecting an individual's response to stress as an adult to changing the nutrients a mother may pass on to her babies in the womb. The new research suggests novel approaches to combat […]
  • Generation Z stressed about issues in the news but least likely to vote October 30, 2018
    Headline issues, from immigration to sexual assault, are causing significant stress among members of Generation Z -- those between ages 15 and 21 -- with mass shootings topping the list of stressful current events, according to a new report.
  • Individual stress susceptibility and glucose metabolism are linked to brain function October 24, 2018
    Researchers have now discovered that stress-induced mental disturbances in mice are directly linked to abnormal glucose metabolism. Normalizing the stress-induced alterations in glucose levels, using the anti-diabetic drug empagliflozin, restored spatial memory as well as long-term glucose metabolism.
  • For some young adults, the 2016 US election was a 'traumatic experience' October 22, 2018
    A new study shows that for 25 percent of young adults given a psychological assessment, the 2016 US presidential election race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton caused symptoms often seen in those with post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • Social stigma contributes to poor mental health in the autistic community October 22, 2018
    Stress related to social stigma may be the reason why autistic people experience more mental health problems than the general population, dispelling past theories that the condition itself is the origin of such distress.
  • PTSD symptoms improve when patient chooses form of treatment October 19, 2018
    A new study is the first large-scale trial of hundreds of PTSD patients, including veterans and survivors of sexual assault, to measure whether patient preference in the course of treatment impacts the effectiveness of a type of cognitive behavioral therapy and use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, a type of antidepressant often prescribed for PTSD.
  • Gene which decreases risk of social network-related stress, increases finance-related stress risk October 7, 2018
    Researchers have discovered that the same gene which increases your risk of depression following financial stress as you grow older also reduces your chance of depression associated with friendship and relationships stresses when young- your social network. This may have implications for treatment, but also offers a possible answer to a question which has puzzled […]
  • Link between hunger and mood explained September 25, 2018
    The study used rats to examine the impact on emotional behavior of a sudden drop in blood sugar. When the rats were given a glucose blocker, researchers found they had higher levels of cortisol. They also showed signs of stress and sluggish behavior similar to a poor mood. To prove the behavior wasn't just a […]