Stress, insomnia, and the immune system
Scientists have pinpointed the circuit in the brain that is responsible for sleepless nights in times of stress—and it turns out that circuit does more than make you toss and turn.
Rituals lead to anxiety relief
Office life has rituals which help to make work bearable—even though work stress has increased by 200 percent over the last ten years. However, innovations such as hot desking, flexible working, and home-based working have been gradually stripping us of this aspect of our daily routine.
A satisfying romantic relationship may improve breast cancer survivors' health
Seeking relational support when you’re stressed is one of the more beneficial things that you can do—even if you’re not ill.
Acute stress may slow down the spread of fears
Stress changes the way we deal with risky information. Stressful events, such as a global pandemic, can influence how information and misinformation about health risks spreads in social networks.
Is your job killing you? Stress, lack of autonomy, ability can lead to depression, death
Job control (autonomy) and cognitive ability act as resources that help people cope with work stressors.
Is burnout just a form of depression?
A significant study finds there is substantial overlap between both workplace and personal factors that contribute to an increase in both depressive symptoms and burnout.
The best way to support stressed out friends and family
Too often we try and console people by using language that is more about us than them. The person in an anxious, stressed or depressed state is not concerned with what you understand or know.
If the virus doesn't kill us the isolation might
During this period of plague, we have to separate ourselves to stay disease-free. But we mustn’t allow employers to take this as an excuse to make exclusion from the workplace permanent.
Stress may drive people to give, as well as receive, emotional support
One of the greatest causes of burnout among professionals and others is the increasing depersonalization of the workplace and life in general. Can stress actually connect us with other people?
Can artificial intelligence transform psychiatry?
Thanks to advances in artificial intelligence, computers can now assist doctors in diagnosing disease and help monitor patient vital signs from hundreds of miles away. Currently researchers are working to apply machine learning to psychiatry, with a speech-based mobile app that can categorize a patient's mental health status as well as, or better than, a human can.
Firefighters can ease one another's job stress, but loving spouses may increase it
Strong same-sex friendships among male firefighters can help cut down on their stress—but loving relationships with their wives may increase anxiety for those who constantly face danger.
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