Psychology & Psychiatry

Understanding the high suicide rate in the building sector

More support for mental health interventions and education initiatives aimed at suicide prevention in the building industry is needed, says Andy Walmsley, a clinical psychology doctoral student based in Massey's School of ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Surfing brings healing for wounded US veterans

Wounded US veterans are taking part in an unusual kind of offensive this week dubbed "Operation Surf," which is aimed at offering them a form of therapy and some healing.

Psychology & Psychiatry

U.K. police—almost one in five suffer with a form of PTSD

Close to one in five police officers and staff in the U.K. have symptoms consistent with either post-traumatic stress disorder or what's known as "complex PTSD"—yet over two-thirds of those suffering are unaware.

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Stress (biological)

Stress is a biological term which refers to the consequences of the failure of a human or animal to respond appropriately to emotional or physical threats to the organism, whether actual or imagined. It includes a state of alarm and adrenaline production, short-term resistance as a coping mechanism, and exhaustion. Common stress symptoms include irritability, muscular tension, inability to concentrate and a variety of physical reactions, such as headaches and elevated heart rate.

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