For smokers who are thinking of leaving the habit, here is another incentive to do so. In a recent study undertaken and published by The British Journal of Psychiatry, it was observed that the level of anxiety was less in smokers who quit smoking and refrained from smoking even after six months. The study was conducted taking 491 smokers who attend National Health Service smoking cessation clinics in England. The data was then followed up with another study after 6 months.
A new study suggests that people who are 65 and above increase their risk of stroke when they go through a phase of psychosocial distress. According to the study, psychosocial distress could include depression, stress, dissatisfaction or negative outlook toward life. For the study, the researchers followed-up with 4,120 people for 10 years and studied the rates of death and stroke incidents. All the participants were aged 65 and above.
Psychological therapies may be beneficial for children suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that occurs as a result of traumatic events in life including child abuse, a new study suggests. In their study, the researchers found that children and teenagers with PTSD showed improvement with up to three months of treatment. The current study paves the way for more research into the long-term benefits of the treatment.
It is a common notion that stress causes health problems. However, researchers from Penn State claim through a new study that it is not the stressors themselves that cause health consequences in people, but the way people react to the stressors that determine the health consequences they may face as a result. "Our research shows that how you react to what happens in your life today predicts your chronic health conditions and 10 years in the future, independent of your current health and your future stress," said David Almeida, professor of human development and family studies.
So here is yet another reason why you shouldn't fight with your spouse. The stress you are taking upon yourself is making your child fat! At least that's what a new study suggests.
A new study suggests that chronic during pregnancy could devoid the mother's brain from benefits of motherhood. The research conducted on rats could increase the understanding of postpartum depression, researchers suggest.
Breast cancer, apart from being a deadly disease, also leaves behind the survivors and sufferers with a lot of agony and depression. A new study suggests that a simple mindful meditation can help breast cancer survivors get relief from symptoms of depression...
A new report suggests that in Europe, British workers are the most depressed and that a quarter of the employees have been diagnosed with the affliction.
With great power, comes great responsibility- we all have heard it. But with great responsibility also comes great anxiety? Or is it that the mere feeling of having power cuts down our stress?
In a new study conducted by Timothy Judge, professor of management at the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business, work stress, job satisfaction and health problems due to high stress have more to do with genes than environment.
A study of about 200,000 European people has revealed that those who are in highly demanding jobs and have little freedom to make decisions are 23% more likely to experience a heart attack when compared to those with lesser work stress.
Adolescents suffering from anger issues and slightly higher blood pressure than normal can be offered a 10-week-long Lifeskills program designed to fit into the high school curriculum which could help them manage anger and stress for the rest of their lives.
It is believed that speaking out about the things that scare or cause anxiety in us, always helps us deal with it. But does it really work?
A new study has attempted to draw attention to the effects of repeated exposure to violent images like those of a terrorist attack, or a war, and concluded that it leads to long lasting physical and mental consequences. The new UC Irvine study focused on the lingering effects of repeated exposure to images of 'collective traumas' in a nationally representative sample of U.S. adults. "I would not advocate restricting nor censoring war images for the psychological well-being of the public," said study author Roxane Cohen Silver, UCI professor of psychology & social behavior, medicine and public health.
A recent study published in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry reveals that people with chronic stress and a type A personalities (linked to hostility, aggression, impatience and a quick temper) are at high risk for strokes.