A new study reports teens faced with chronic family stress have higher blood pressure and worse immune response to bacterial infections. However, those who used cognitive reappraisal had lower blood pressure, despite the pressures they faced.
Researchers have identified a new neural mechanism that contributes to long term stress and PTSD. The study reports the mechanism is mediated by brain fluid in areas associated with stress response.
New research into the brain cells of roundworms may help scientists better understand how some humans are better able to cope with stress.
Findings about how early life social stress affect brain connections in mice may have implications for treating human psychiatric illnesses.
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.
Brief periods of brain plasticity can provide opportunities to recover from stress disorders, researchers report.
A new study reports that a single stressful event may cause long term consequences in the brain.
Researchers report running can help mitigate the impact chronic stress has on the hippocampus.
Early life stress alone impairs hippocampal development. Stress, in addition to maternal mistreatment within the first few weeks of life, also hinders amygdala development.
Researchers report immune cells in the spleen can contribute to chronic anxiety following psychological stress.
In mice, social stress can increase risk factors for cardiovascular disease and shorten life span, researchers report.