Psychology & Psychiatry

Take a new view of aging

(HealthDay)—The way you view aging can affect how well you manage stress.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Anger more harmful to health of older adults than sadness

Anger may be more harmful to an older person's physical health than sadness, potentially increasing inflammation, which is associated with such chronic illnesses as heart disease, arthritis and cancer, according to new research ...

Health

Talking the impact of stressful commutes with UMN

On average, commuters in the U.S. spend more than 25 minutes commuting to work. Add in construction season or missing their bus, and the commute can become particularly unpleasant.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Poll: Americans among most stressed people in the world

(HealthDay)—Americans are more likely to be stressed and worried than people living in poorer parts of the world, and Americans' concerns are increasing, according to the Gallup 2019 Global Emotions Report.

Psychology & Psychiatry

What triggers nostalgia? Feelings of unhappiness, study finds

For years, research has shown that nostalgia is a primarily positive emotion that can lift people's spirits. But USC Dornsife psychologists have found the opposite may be true. Just like in Bruce Springsteen's nostalgic song ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Negative emotions can reduce our capacity to trust

It is no secret that a bad mood can negatively affect how we treat others. But can it also make us more distrustful? Yes, according to a new study, which shows that negative emotions reduce how much we trust others, even ...

Neuroscience

Blunting pain's emotional component

Chronic pain involves more than just hurting. People suffering from pain often experience sadness, depression and lethargy. That's one reason opioids can be so addictive—they not only dampen the pain but also make people ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Brain pathways of aversion identified

What happens in the brain when we feel discomfort? Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden are now one step closer to finding the answer. In a new study published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, they identify ...

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