Category Archives: Stress

Father’s Early-Life Exposure to Stress Associated With Child’s Brain Development

Stress experienced by fathers during early life was associated with more rapid development of white matter tracts in his child’s brain. The FinnBrain research of the University of Turku has demonstrated for the first time that the stress the father … Continue reading

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Traumatic Stress in Childhood Can Lead to Brain Changes in Adulthood

Experiencing trauma or extreme stress during childhood can lead to structural changes in the hippocampus and amygdala that can be seen decades later.urce: University of Alberta A new study from University of Alberta researchers has shown that traumatic or stressful … Continue reading

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Missing Link Between Stress and Infertility Identified

RFRP neurons near the base of the brain become active in stressful situations and suppress the reproductive system. Published in The Journal of Neuroscience, and led by Professor Greg Anderson of the Centre for Neuroendocrinology, the research has confirmed in … Continue reading

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Anxiety, depression and stress in pregnancy: implications for mothers and children

To briefly review results of the latest research on the contributions of depression, anxiety, and stress exposures in pregnancy to adverse maternal and child outcomes, and to direct attention to new findings on pregnancy anxiety, a potent maternal risk factor. … Continue reading

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The Science of Stress and How Our Emotions Affect Our Susceptibility to Burnout and Disease

How your memories impact your immune system, why moving is one of the most stressful life-events, and what your parents have to do with your predisposition to PTSD. But no researcher has done more to illuminate the invisible threads that … Continue reading

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Fathers, your stress could affect your child’s brain

During his lifetime, a father’s experience of stress can alter his sperm in ways that impact the development of his offspring — including their brains and how they themselves respond to stress. It has already been established that a mother’s … Continue reading

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Walking to Reduce Stress and Anxiety

This type of walking reduces stress and anxiety. Adding a little mindfulness to a normal, regular walk helps to fight stress and anxiety, new research finds. People report less stress when they are moving around and even less when they move … Continue reading

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Childhood stress leaves lasting mark on genes

Kids who experience severe stress are more likely to develop a host of physical and mental health problems by the time they reach adulthood, including anxiety, depression and mood disorders. But how does early life stress put children at risk … Continue reading

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Coloring Reduces Stress and Boosts Creativity

According to researchers, picking up a coloring pencil and book could be beneficial for your mental health. A new study reveals coloring can help to improve mood, reduce stress and boost creativity. Taking up colouring can help reduce stress and improve … Continue reading

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How the Brain Adapts to Stress

Stress is a major burden in many people’s lives affecting their health and wellbeing. New research led by the University of Bristol has found that genes in the brain that play a crucial role in behavioral adaptation to stressful challenges … Continue reading

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