Tag: stress

Building psychological resilience during times of stress

With the COVID-19 global pandemic disrupting almost every part of our regular lives, mental health experts are encouraging Australians to process the emotional toll. Southern Cross University mental health expert Professor John Hurley said building resilience was particularly important during prolonged stressful events. “When we talk about resilience it’s about being able handle multiple adverse

Exam stress may not be fun, but it can help you get better grades

Two-thirds of young people experience levels of exam stress that mental health organization ReachOut describes as “worrying.” Research shows high levels of exam stress can interfere with attention and reduce working memory, leading to lower performance. Early experiences of anxiety and stress can also set a precedent for mental-health problems in adulthood. But how we

Social media stress can lead to social media addiction

Social network users risk becoming more and more addicted to social media platforms even as they experience stress from their use. Social networking sites (SNS) such as Facebook and Instagram are known to cause stress in users, known as technostress from social media. However, when faced with such stress, instead of switching off or using

The Word "Nevertheless" Could Be Key To Relieving Anxiety

Anxiety is an issue that affects many more people than you might think. In fact, Beyond Blue reports that 45 per cent of Australians will experience a mental health issue at some point in their lives. Beyond Blue also reports that 2 million Australian per year suffer from anxiety. It’s a serious mental health condition that can

Teens who can describe negative emotions can stave off depression

Teenagers who can describe their negative emotions in precise and nuanced ways are better protected against depression than their peers who can’t. That’s the conclusion of a new study about negative emotion differentiation, or NED — the ability to make fine-grained distinctions between negative emotions and apply precise labels — published in the journal Emotion.

Researchers look to unlock post-traumatic stress disorder puzzle

A team of Penn State and University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine researchers is attempting to answer a question that has long puzzled experts: Why do some individuals suffer post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after experiencing trauma, and others do not? The research, led by Nanyin Zhang, professor of biomedical engineering and Lloyd & Dorothy

Growing life expectancy inequality in US cannot be blamed on opioids alone

A new University of Michigan study challenges a popularized view about what’s causing the growing gap between the lifespans of more- and less-educated Americans — finding shortcomings in the widespread narrative that the United States is facing an epidemic of “despair.” Some influential studies have argued that growing life expectancy inequality is driven by so-called

5 ways to get through stress

Relationships, jobs, school, finances—stress can creep up on you from all areas of your life. While stress is often associated with negative events, positive events can sometimes be stressful, too. No matter where your stress is coming from, here are some tips to help you get through it. Recognize that stress is a valuable part

Anger more harmful to health of older adults than sadness: Associated with increased inflammation, which can lead to chronic disease, study says

Anger may be more harmful to an older person’s physical health than sadness, potentially increasing inflammation, which is associated with such chronic illnesses as heart disease, arthritis and cancer, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association. “As most people age, they simply cannot do the activities they once did, or they may

What makes old people feel younger

Older adults feel younger when they feel that they have more control over their daily lives, regardless of stress or health concerns, suggests new research. However, stress and health – not a sense of control – play a significant role in how old younger adults feel, said the study published in the Journal of Gerontology: