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  • For older adults, sense of control tied to feeling younger March 15, 2019
    A recent study finds that older adults feel younger when they feel that they have more control over their daily lives, regardless of stress or health concerns. However, stress and health -- not a sense of control -- play a significant role in how old younger adults feel.
  • Gene that keeps PTSD-like behavior at bay in female mice March 12, 2019
    More than 30 years ago, scientists discovered that mad cow and Creutzfeldt-Jakob diseases are caused by prions. But in recent years, Nobel laureate Eric Kandel, M.D., demonstrated in mice that some prions are beneficial and serve important functions in the brain and body. And today, new research from Dr. Kandel describes how one such prion-like […]
  • Groundbreaking test for PTSD developed March 12, 2019
    Researchers have developed a groundbreaking blood test that could help more accurately diagnose those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • Mindfulness found to improve mental health of students March 11, 2019
    Mental health among university students could be improved by introducing mindfulness training. These are the findings from the first UK study to measure the efficacy of mindfulness based cognitive therapy (MBCT) on students.
  • Bullying bosses negatively impact employee performance and behavior March 7, 2019
    Employees bullied by their bosses are more likely to report unfairness and work stress, and consequently become less committed to their jobs or even retaliate, according to a new study.
  • Exposure to trauma impacts ability to squash bad memories March 4, 2019
    People exposed to trauma are less able to suppress unwanted emotional memories due to neural and behavioral disruptions in their brain that may contribute to the development of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
  • Ability to control stress reduces negative impact February 28, 2019
    In individuals, stress exposure in adolescence increases vulnerability and risk of developing psychopathologies in adulthood, such as drug addiction, mood, anxiety, addiction to gambling, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, etc. Researchers observed in animal models that the ability to control the source of stress diminishes its effects and could reduce the risk of later developing mental […]
  • Coping with cancer: Partners can reframe challenging situations February 21, 2019
    Spouses can help breast cancer patients with coping by positively reframing the cancer experience and other negative experiences. In general, positive reframing -- finding the silver lining -- was associated with less stress. Researchers suggest the findings can be extended to a broader population.
  • Neural processing with trauma and adversity interact to increase core symptom of PTSD February 14, 2019
    Lifetime adversity and increased neural processing during a traumatic event combine to increase the frequency of intrusive traumatic memories and the distress they cause, according to a new study.
  • PTSD alone didn't increase heart disease risk in veterans with PTSD February 13, 2019
    Coexisting medical conditions, psychiatric disorders, heavy smoking and illicit drug use may explain the increased risk for heart disease among veterans with PTSD.