91% of parents say their family is less stressed when they eat together, and 64% of adults report they wish they could share a meal together with their families more often. Researchers say connecting with others, stress reduction, and taking time to slow down are the biggest benefits of a shared family meal time.
A new study reports that a single stressful event may cause long term consequences in the brain.
According to a new study, chronic stress and anxiety can lead to an increased risk for depression and even Alzheimer's disease.
A new study reports that serotonin promotes the consolidation of traumatic memories following stress events. Additionally, SSRI medications which are commonly prescribed for PTSD may make the condition worse by enhancing the effects of serotonin.
A new study identifies a novel neural network regulating feeding and mood in response to chronic stress. Inhibiting the POMC to ventral tegmental area circuit increases body weight and food intake while reducing depressive symptoms in mouse models.
Researchers discover elevated levels of TG2 in the prefrontal cortex of people who committed suicide.
MRI scans show hippocampal shrinkage during periods of chronic stress in rats, a new study reports.
Findings about how early life social stress affect brain connections in mice may have implications for treating human psychiatric illnesses.
Chronic stress alters gene activity in immune cells before they reach the bloodstream. The change leads to an overabundance of inflammation, which is linked to many negative health effects, a new study reports.
Chronic stress causes autophagy in adult hippocampal neural stem cells. This results in a decline of hippocampal neurogenesis. Cognitive deficits and mood disorders that arise as a result of chronic stress are a result of autophagic death of hippocampal neural stem cells.
Chronic stress can affect a person's health and mental well being. Due to the COVID-19 virus, chronic stress is on the rise worldwide. Researchers examine the general and psychological health implications of chronic stress and suggest some methods we can adopt to keep our stress levels in check.