Need a Quick Stress-Reliever? Try One of These Surprising Science-Based Strategies.
There is a saying in the Balkans, where I was born and raised, that loosely translates to: “There is nothing worse than finally seeing the light, only to be plunged again into darkness.” As a
Teaching: How We Learn to Write / Adversity and Rumination
“How Do We Learn to Write?” by Cindi May and Michael Scullin; “The Toxic Stress Stew: Adversity + Reactivity + Rumination + Time” by David G. Myers
Worrying About Worry: Some Types of Neuroticism May Promote Greater Health Vigilance
Individuals who report more feelings of vulnerability may have better physical health.
Kelly McGonigal: Can We Reframe The Way We Think About Stress?
Stress is an unpleasant emotion — but does it have an upside? Health psychologist Kelly McGonigal says adjusting the way you think about stress can actually change the way your body responds to it.
Stress in Childhood and Adulthood Have Combined Impact on Hormones and Health
Adults who report high levels of stress and who also had stressful childhoods are most likely to show hormone patterns associated with negative health outcomes.
Moving Stress Research Forward
Research tells us that severe stress can cause all kinds of adverse health outcomes, including an increased risk for mental illnesses. In his latest Director’s Message, Dr. Gordon discusses how NIMH is trying to move