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  • Feelings of detachment predict worse mental health outcomes after trauma June 22, 2022
    Following trauma, feeling detached from one's surroundings may suggest a higher risk of later developing serious mental health conditions. It's important to screen for feeling detached to identify patients who might benefit from preventive care.
  • Training virtually can reduce psychosocial stress and anxiety June 17, 2022
    Everyone knows that exercise brings physical and psychological benefits. A new study suggests that virtual reality exercise induces similar effects, meaning those with limited mobility may be able to improve their mental well-being.
  • Dog-assisted interventions lead to lower stress levels in children June 15, 2022
    Dog-assisted interventions can lead to significantly lower stress in children both with and without special needs, according to a new study using salivary cortisol levels.
  • Stress accelerates immune aging, study finds June 13, 2022
    Stress -- in the form of traumatic events, job strain, everyday stressors and discrimination -- accelerates aging of the immune system, potentially increasing a person's risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease and illness from infections such as COVID-19, according to a new study. The research could help explain disparities in age-related health, including the unequal toll […]
  • How mother-youth emotional climate helps adolescents cope with stress June 10, 2022
    Transition to middle school can be a stressful time for adolescents. They must adjust to a new peer group and social environment while going through the developmental changes of puberty. A recent study looks at how emotional aspects of parenting can help youth better cope with peer stressors during this transitional period.
  • New studies shed light on election-related stress May 31, 2022
    A new study finds anticipating stress related to political elections can affect people's emotional well-being before anything has even happened. But a related study shows that education can help protect people against those stresses -- even for individuals who are actively engaged in the political process.
  • Women who embraced their partner subsequently had lower stress-induced cortisol response May 18, 2022
    Women instructed to embrace their romantic partner prior to undergoing a stressful experience had a lower biological stress response -- as indicated by levels of the stress hormone cortisol in saliva -- compared to women who did not embrace their partner. This effect was not seen for men.
  • Humans may have evolved to show signs of stress to evoke support from others May 15, 2022
    Showing signs of stress could make us more likeable and prompt others to act more positively towards us, according to a new study.
  • How sleep helps to process emotions May 13, 2022
    Researchers have identified how the brain triages emotions during dream sleep to consolidate the storage of positive emotions while dampening the consolidation of negative ones. The work expands the importance of sleep in mental health and opens new ways of therapeutic strategies.
  • Effects of stress on adolescent brain's 'triple network' May 11, 2022
    Stress and trauma during adolescence can lead to long-term health consequences such as psychiatric disorders, which may arise from neurodevelopmental effects on brain circuitry. A new study has used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to examine the effects of acute stress and 'polyvicitimization,' or repeated traumas, on three brain networks in adolescents.