Mom's Stress Could Affect Junior
Feeling stressed out during your pregnancy? A round of yoga or a meeting with your therapist for stress management tips may help your baby too. An unpublished study being presented at a conference on children's health points to the possibility that first trimester stress for mom might translate to less iron for her baby. Low iron levels could mean slower physical and mental development later. Plan ways to relieve stress during your pregnancy. Rinat Armony-Sivan , PhD, director of the psychology research laboratory at Ashkelon Academic College in Israel, led a study to investig...
The Science of Stress
Recent discoveries about the roles of cellular proteins and steroids in the brain may lead to new developments in the design of anti-depressants for depression and PTSD. Researchers isolate the chemicals in the brain that respond to stress. Findings may possibly pinpoint why some subjects show symptoms of mental illness, and others don’t after exposure to stress. Talk to your doctor if you’re experiencing depression or PTSD Dr. Oliver Berton PhD., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and a team of researc...
Are You Addicted to Work?
Do you get stressed if you can't work? Do you work so much that your health, hobbies, family and family fall by the wayside? A new assessment may classify you a workaholic. A group of researchers from the United Kingdom and Norway have developed a scale for work addiction that is designed to help clinicians and people in general determine whether they have an unhealthy relationship with working. Balance your work and play time. Cecilie Schou Andreassen , of the Department of Psychosocial Science at the University of Bergen in Norway, and colleagues developed the Bergen Work A...
Was That an Earthquake?
Natural disasters can strike at any time - and it is best to be prepared. But how effective are such plans, really? Do they actually save lives? A new report says yes - they do.
Stress Induced Seizures: Not Epilepsy
Some people diagnosed with epilepsy may have been misdiagnosed, say researchers. Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures ( PNES ), may display similar symptoms but it is not the result of erratic signals in the brain.
Meditate the Pain Away
Those with hectic or stressful jobs may find themselves overwhelmed by anxiety, depression, or stress. Now, scientists are measuring the possible mental health benefits of secular meditation programs.
Treadmills Handle the Rat Race
If you feel like you're your thoughts are caught in a hamster wheel, it may be time to hop on a pair of real wheels - and use physical exercise to stave off burnout.
Nature Reduces Stress
If you don't see green when you look out the window, you're at greater risk of mental and behavioral health issues, a new study suggests.
Helping You Helps Your Employer
While issues with mental health may cause problems with work, ignoring the issues will only make it worse, studies suggest.
Distress Released with Blogging
Teens suffering from social anxiety may have a trendy means of therapy available right at their fingertips, a new study infers.