Psychology & Psychiatry

What stress does to the body and how to beat it

From daily struggles like work pressure to traumatic events like the death of a loved one, everyone has felt some form of stress. People also are experiencing new stressors caused by a global pandemic. Although stress can ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study suggests drug overdose linked to PTSD

Drug overdoses are psychologically traumatic events that can lead to symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a study focused on female sex workers in Baltimore City that was led by researchers at the ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Laughter acts as a stress buffer—and even smiling helps

People who laugh frequently in their everyday lives may be better equipped to deal with stressful events—although this does not seem to apply to the intensity of laughter. These are the findings reported by a research team ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Stressful life events may up CHD risk in type 2 diabetes

(HealthDay)—Higher levels of stressful life events are associated with a higher risk for coronary heart disease (CHD) among postmenopausal women with type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online June 4 in Diabetes ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Acute stress disorder: How can you help a loved one?

You can take steps to help a loved one cope with stress brought on by a traumatic event, whether it's a result of an accident, violence of any kind—such as an assault; verbal, physical, domestic or sexual abuse; or military ...

Medical research

Acute stress may slow down the spread of fears

New psychology research from the University of Konstanz reveals that stress changes the way we deal with risky information—results that shed light on how stressful events, such as a global crisis, can influence how information ...

Autism spectrum disorders

Stress in parents of children with autism: Pets may help

While current events have increased stress for all families, parents of children with autism report higher levels of stress on average than parents of typically developing kids. Feeling overwhelmed and overburdened by various ...

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