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Having a ‘vent buddy’ is good for your health, study says

According to clinical psychologist and author of “Paradoxical Strategies in Psychotherapy” Leon F. Seltzer, Ph.D., venting out your frustrations to someone relieves you of stress and tension. The activity makes you feel lighter after sharing indignity, misfortune, perceived threat and injustice to someone. As per WellBody.Net, moms who experience a series of tough situations also […]

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Everyday stress may boost blood vessel dysfunction in people with depression

A team of researchers led by Penn State found that among adults with depression, those who had experienced stress in the previous 24 hours had worse endothelial function, a process that helps regulate blood flow, than those with depression alone. Lacy Alexander, associate professor of kinesiology, said the results help explain the links between stress, […]

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Common antidepressant may ease anxiety more quickly than depression

This was the main finding of a study on the use of antidepressants in primary care settings in the United Kingdom. The researchers suggest that sertraline is effective, although the method is unexpected, for those who are likely to receive a prescription for antidepressants in primary care. Sertraline is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). […]

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Positive childhood experiences linked with better adult mental health

Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) like abuse, neglect, violence, and parental absence have long been linked to lasting negative effects on physical and mental health, researchers note in JAMA Pediatrics. But less is known about whether positive experiences make it easier for kids to cope, or what happens with children whose lives have mix of negative […]

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#WorldSuicidePreventionDay: Here’s how you can help someone with depression

  Depression is a mood disorder marked by constant feelings of sadness or a loss of interest in activities previously enjoyed. It is also known as major depressive disorder The World Health Organization estimates that 350 million people globally are affected by this condition. In fact, depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide. Major […]

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Suicide: One person dies every 40 seconds, reveals WHO

The number of countries with national suicide prevention strategies has increased in the five years since the publication of WHO’s first global report on suicide, said the World Health Organization in the lead-up to World Suicide Prevention Day on 10 September. But the total number of countries with strategies, at just 38, is still far […]

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Overweight kids actually eat less right after stressful events, suggest study

But overweight adolescents, considered particularly susceptible to stress eating, actually ate less when exposed to a lab stressor, and the foods they eschewed were the high fat and sugar options, according to a University of Michigan study. Even more surprising, kids who produced the most cortisol after the stressor saw the biggest appetite reduction, eating […]

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Washing dishes is a great stress buster, state scientists

In the study, researchers at Florida State University had 51 students wash dishes. Before they started, half of the students read a short mindfulness dishwashing passage and the other half read a short descriptive dishwashing passage. The descriptive passage was straightforward, but the mindful passage focused on being present mentally for the task. Here’s an […]

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