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Cellular stress in the brain may contribute to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Research shows that cellular stress in the brain may contribute to development of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.

Emotional toll from mass trauma can disrupt children's sense of competence

Traumatic events, such as a terrorist attack or natural disaster, can effect children's perceptions of competence. According to a new study, children with higher levels of competence were more resilient and had fewer PTSD symptoms following a traumatic event.

Wearable Devices Communicate Vital Brain Activity Information

What can we learn about emotions, the brain and behavior from a wristband? Plenty, according to a prominent engineer.

Sick kids live longer, but brain function may suffer

Hundreds of thousands of children with chronic illnesses who used to die are now surviving their disease and treatment—which is amazing. But their brains are being damaged in the process of keeping them alive. This first ever research quantifies the IQ impact of six main illnesses and looks and the common threads that connect them. Show More Summary

Pet dogs help kids feel less stressed

Pet dogs provide valuable social support for kids when they're stressed, according to a study by researchers, who were among the first to document stress-buffering effects of pets for children.

Retirement associated with lower stress, but only if you were in a top job

A new article suggests that the period around retirement may widen socio-economic inequalities in stress and health.

First molecular genetic evidence of PTSD heritability discovered

The first molecular genetic evidence that genetic influences play a role in the risk of getting Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after trauma has been gained by a new study.

Students may forget relevant information in order to protect their own psyches

University students who identify as strong in mathematics quickly forgot much of the material from a mathematics course. The explanation: We tend to forget unpleasant experiences and memories that threaten our self-image as a way to preserve our psychological well-being.

Management Styles

What kind of manager are you and how is it working?

How to Use Mandalas as Tools to Reduce Anxiety

Mandalas make excellent tools to reduce anxiety. It’s becoming widely known and accepted that coloring mandalas is a calming experience, quieting the racing thoughts of anxiety as well as soothing neurochemical activity in the brain and slowing the body’s physiological response to stress. Show More Summary

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD): Leave Worry at the Door

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is a relentless experience of anxiety and worry. Worry and anxiety are part of the human experience; there’s even a type of anxiety known as existential anxiety that we feel simply because we exist....Show More Summary

Your How-To Guide for Troubleshooting Anxiety

Troubleshooting anxiety is an important part of the ongoing process of living well and thriving despite anxiety. Anxiety has an annoying habit of popping up at seemingly random times. Just when you think your anxiety is improving, it rears its hideously ugly head and jumps in front of you, blocking your path forward. Show More Summary

You Can Let Yourself Be Anxious (Why It’s OK)

It’s truly okay to let yourself be anxious. Why? Because sometimes we all just need to allow ourselves to feel how we feel, to be okay with anxious thoughts. It’s even okay to express those anxious feelings. The key is how much we let ourselves be anxious.  To be sure, most people want to not … Continue reading "You Can Let Yourself Be Anxious (Why It’s OK)"

Panic Attacks and Anxiety Attacks are Real

People who live with anxiety and panic know that panic and anxiety attacks are real. Unfortunately, not everyone understands that panic attacks and anxiety attacks are legitimate physical and emotional experiences. Recently, I was watching a show in which a character’s doctor informed him that he had had a panic attack. Show More Summary

Mental Health First Aid Kits for Anxiety

Mental health first aid for anxiety or otherwise can refer to a formal educational program that trains people to identify, understand, and respond to people showing signs of mental illness. It’s also a concept that we can all use toShow More Summary

How to Respond to Anxiety When It Says ‘You Can’t Do That!’

When anxiety says you can’t _____ (fill in the blank with whatever it is you think you can’t do), it’s frustrating, and it can be tempting to give up. Why bother trying to move forward when anxiety is screaming at you, attempting toShow More Summary

A Conversation with Anxiety Is Like Talking to a Bully

If you live with anxiety, there’s a good chance that you’ve had conversations with your anxiety. “Conversation” might be too generous a term for the inner dialog that occurs with anxiety. A conversation with anxiety isn’t really a back-and-forth, rational exchange of ideas. Show More Summary

How to Get Rid of Anxiety by Focusing on Yourself

Wanting to get rid of anxiety is perfectly reasonable and very normal. When we think of getting rid of anxiety, however, our focus is on that anxiety. It is anxiety that is receiving our attention; unfortunately, what we attend to sticks around. Show More Summary

Anxiety and Exhaustion: Wired and Tired

Anxiety and exhaustion frequently go hand in hand. Feeling anxious day after day is exhausting, and when we’re so worn out, anxiety worsens because managing it becomes more difficult. The fatigue of anxiety often feels different than the exhaustion of depression. Show More Summary

Don’t Let Anxiety Ruin Your Relationships

Anxiety has a way of ruining relationships, making us feel unlucky in love. As anyone who has ever had a relationship involving two people and an annoying third wheel—anxiety—knows, love can be hard to feel and enjoy when anxiety gets in the way. Take heart: there are things you can do to keep anxiety from … Continue reading "Don’t Let Anxiety Ruin Your Relationships"

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