Stress News

Study Finds Rise in Bodily Symptoms of Depression

October 1st, 2014
New research shows Americans now report more psychosomatic symptoms of depression, such as trouble sleeping and trouble concentrating, than their counterparts in the 1980s. San Diego State University researchers analyzed data from 6.9 million adolescents and adults from all over the country. "Previous studies ...

New Method Can Predict Susceptibility to Stress

October 1st, 2014
Although stress can increase the risk of poor mental or physical health, not everyone is affected the same way. Researchers now report they have developed a way to identify those most susceptible to stress, creating an opportunity for interventions before it gets out of ...

Self-Compassion Trumps Self-Esteem for Body Image

September 30th, 2014
Researchers have discovered that self-compassion can protect girls and young women from unhealthy weight-control practices and eating disorders. University of Waterloo investigators discovered women who accept and tolerate their imperfections appear to have a more positive body image despite their body mass index ...

Caffeine Beats Music for Driving Alertness

September 30th, 2014
For many, drowsiness or fatigue when behind the wheel is combated by drinking caffeinated beverages or by listening to music. New research evaluates which method, if either, can successfully combat driver fatigue. Human factors/ergonomics researchers ShiXu Liu, Shengji Yao, Ph.D., and Allan Spence, Ph.D., designed a ...

How Do You Make an Informed Choice About Breast Reconstruction?

September 29th, 2014
A new process borrowed from the business sector helps women evaluate alternatives for breast reconstruction, using a decision analysis technique. The approach helps surgeons and patients evaluate alternatives for breast reconstruction, leading to a good decision that reflects the woman's preferences and values. The special topic ...

Coaching COPD Patients on Coping Helps Boost Quality of Life

September 28th, 2014
Coaching patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) on how to manage stress, practice relaxation, and participate in light exercise can boost a patient's quality of life, improving both mental and physical health, according to a new study. About 15 million Americans have ...

Psychotherapy Beats Medication for Social Anxiety Disorder

September 27th, 2014
While antidepressants are the most commonly used treatment for social anxiety disorder, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is more effective and -- unlike medication -- can have lasting effects long after treatment has stopped, according to a new study. CBT is one of ...

Senior Memory Slips May Indicate Future Problems

September 26th, 2014
People who notice their memory may be slipping could have a greater chance of developing dementia later in life. The new research, led by University of Kentucky experts, appears to confirm that self-reported memory complaints are strong predictors of clinical memory impairment later ...

Perfectionism Linked to Suicide

September 26th, 2014
New research suggests perfectionism may be a bigger risk factor in suicide than experts had previously imagined. Researchers from York University in Canada believe clinical guidelines should include perfectionism as a separate factor for suicide risk assessment and intervention. “There is an urgent need for ...

Obese Male Teens Earn Less Money in Adulthood

September 25th, 2014
Research findings suggest a behavior change in adolescence can significantly increase a teen’s adult earning potential. Swedish researchers found that men who are obese as teenagers earn up to 18 percent less in adulthood than their peers of normal weight. Economists and researchers Drs. ...