Psychology & Psychiatry

Can financial stress lead to physical pain in later years?

Financial stress can have an immediate impact on well-being, but can it lead to physical pain nearly 30 years later? The answer is yes, according to new research from University of Georgia scientists.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Doomscrolling: Why we do it, and how we can stop

Dictionary.com recently added hundreds of new words to its catalog, many of them capturing the zeitgeist of 2020, the year COVID-19 overtook the United States. One of those new words is "doomscrolling": the act of consuming ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Researchers find new measure to predict stress resilience

Researchers at the University of Zurich show that increased sensitivity in a specific region of the brain contributes to the development of anxiety and depression in response to real-life stress. Their study establishes an ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Stress does not lead to loss of self-control in eating disorders

A unique residential study has concluded that, contrary to perceived wisdom, people with eating disorders do not lose self-control—leading to binge-eating—in response to stress. The findings of the Cambridge-led research ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Exercise promotes healthy living and a healthy liver

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common liver disorder worldwide, affecting as much as a quarter of humanity. It is characterized by fat accumulation in liver cells and may progress to inflammation, cirrhosis ...

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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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