A $1 raise in minimum wage was associated with a drop in suicide rates of between 3.5 to 6% in people with a high school education or less. The effect, researchers say, appears to be strongest during times of high unemployment.
Prenatal stress can have an epigenetic impact on the future mental health of offspring. Adult children of women who experienced prenatal stress are more vulnerable to stress and other mental health disorders.
A new study reports the way you deal with stress is more detrimental to health than the frequency stress is experienced.
In times of uncertainly, the pursuit of happiness may not have positive results, researchers say.
Researchers report activating the SIRT1 gene in male mice helped to reverse symptoms of depression, such as social isolation and loss of interest. The study suggests drugs that activate SIRT1 may be an effective therapy for some with major depression.
Researchers report recalling specific positive memories from an earlier point in life was associated with fewer negative self-related thoughts and lower cortisol levels 12 months later. The study suggests recalling specific positive memories reduced vulnerability to depression over the course of one year.
Stigma and stress can affect HPA axis functioning, a new study reports.
Stress, boredom, and more free time may account for the rise in cigarette consumption in smokers during the COVID pandemic.
A new study reports middle aged people with higher levels of the stress hormone, cortisol, have lower brain volume and a higher risk of memory impairment.