Pregnant women’s attitudes and mindsets can influence the course of childbirth. This is what psychologists at the University of Bonn established in a longitudinal study with around 300 participants. Women who see childbirth as a natural process are less likely to need pain medication or a caesarean section.
Tag: Psychological Stress
The far-reaching consequences of child abuse
Maltreatment during childhood is an especially serious risk factor for health problems in the exposed individual, as it brings a host of lifelong consequences.
Researchers find a link between traffic noise and tinnitus
If you live near a busy road, it may increase your stress levels and affect your sleep. When we are under stress and sleep poorly, we may be at a higher risk of developing tinnitus.
More thankful, less stressed?
Researchers from Irish universities carried out a study with 68 adults and found that gratitude has a unique stress-buffering effect on both reactions to and recovery from acute psychological stress, which can contribute to the improvement of cardiovascular health.
Racism takes its toll on brain and body
Structural racism has not only psychosocial but also biological consequences.
Mental health support for farmers needs radical overhaul, say researchers
Mental health services in rural areas need urgent attention to ensure the needs of farmers are properly met, according to researchers.
Palm e-tattoo can tell when you’re stressed out
Our palms tell us a lot about our emotional state, tending to get wet when people are excited or nervous.
Tracking mental health over the COVID-19 pandemic
When the world shut down in March of 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, people the world over experienced profound psychological stress to varying degrees.
Highly Emotional People Drawn to Cats for Stress Relief Programs
Cats are often left out of university-based animal assisted interventions aimed at reducing stress, but new research shows many people, especially those with strong and highly reactive emotions, want and would benefit from feline interactions.
News addiction linked to not only poor mental wellbeing but physical health too, new study shows
People with an obsessive urge to constantly check the news are more likely to suffer from stress, anxiety, as well as physical ill health, finds a new study published in the peer-reviewed journal Health Communication.
How Older Adults and Their Caregivers View Pain, Depression and Other Patient Symptoms
Adults, especially older adults, may be in pain or depressed but not able to convey details of their symptoms and quality of life to their doctors for various reasons including cognitive impairment.
Training Virtually Can Reduce Psychosocial Stress and Anxiety
Previous research has described how virtual training produces acute cognitive and neural benefits. Building on those results, a new study suggests that a similar virtual training can also reduce psychosocial stress and anxiety.
COVID-19’s devastating toll: An rise in adolescent mental health crises and suicidality
The past decade has seen a worrisome increase in mental health crises among adolescents. A new study led by Patricia Ibeziako, MD, associate chief of clinical services in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Services at Boston Children’s Hospital, shows that the situation worsened with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Researchers Reveal Moral Distress Impact, Actions to Support Doctors During Pandemic
During the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare organizations, leaders, researchers, and practitioners have attempted on the fly to deal with the inherent stresses, strains, and struggles related to an unprecedented healthcare crisis in modern times.
Effects of stress on adolescent brain’s “triple network”
Stress and trauma during adolescence can lead to long-term health consequences such as psychiatric disorders, which may arise from neurodevelopmental effects on brain circuitry.
Stress, Anxiety and Depression During Pregnancy May Hinder Toddler’s Cognitive Development
Women’s elevated anxiety, depression and stress during pregnancy altered key features of the fetal brain, which subsequently decreased their offspring’s cognitive development at 18 months.
Many new college students report pet separation anxiety
Pets are not the only ones who experience separation anxiety; their people do too.
No, stress isn’t always bad. Here’s how to harness it
Sweaty palms during a job interview. Racing heartbeat before the walk down the aisle. Stomach pains ahead of a final exam. Many of us have experienced a classic stress response in new, unusual, or high-pressure circumstances.