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  • Tips & Tricks to Combat Your Morning Anxiety

    I have come to learn that scientifically it is usually a heightened reaction to stress and worries of When we perceive something as stressful, our bodies produce a hormone called cortisol. Smell an uplifting scent For a quick de-stressing trick, I like to smell something citrusy. Meditating daily, even for just a few minutes, has helped me tame my stress. Stanford Psychologist Kelly McGonigal says that “embracing stress is more important than reducing stress

  • Can pregnancy-related factors increase the risk of ADHD in children?

    The Role of Stress Maternal stress during pregnancy can affect the development of the foetus which can Of course, the effects of prenatal (before birth) stress on infants' development seem rather mild, and But how can stress lead to the development of ADHD? The HPA axis is our bodies’ in-built stress response centre and it includes the release of a stress hormone or psychological stress.

  • "Behind the scenes" of adolescent depression

    When depressed, our bodies are more likely to produce stress hormones such as cortisol or noradrenaline Depression “behind the scenes” Starting from the beginning: if exposure to stress can increase risk for depression, then something must be happening biologically in response to stress. Indeed, when we are faced with a stressful situation, we release a hormone called cortisol, which helps In a nutshell, early life stress, can push our bodies to manifest higher levels of cortisol, leading

  • ChatGPT: The AI Wonder Bot That Could Transform Your Mental Health and Productivity

    This can help reduce stress and anxiety associated with feeling overwhelmed or unsure of where to start Additionally, it can assist with research and fact-checking, which can help reduce stress and anxiety AI models like ChatGPT have the potential to reduce occupational stress which can happen when the requirements menial tasks, ChatGPT can help to extend our time and resources, and potentially reduce our occupational stress The negative impact of occupational stress on our mental health has been widely reported, with special

  • Cognitive Distortions: The thinking errors that can affect anxiety

    However, I still did well considering all the stress I’ve been under lately. You might start by attending smaller, less stressful meetings and noting down how you feel at the start This can manifest in many different situations but can be particularly stressful for people with social Do you always panic on planes, or was it just one isolated incident due to additional stress?

  • Gene-Environment Interplay in Depression and Body Inflammation

    ., stressful life events) influence our mental and physical health. When we experience high levels of stress our immune system acts as if there was an infection (even if This suggests that early-life stress may affect depression through its long-term negative effects on It is worth noting that not everyone experiencing high levels of stress will necessarily manifest body Our genes could help us understand why some of us respond more negatively to stressful environments than

  • Another Year, Another COVID Christmas

    We must acknowledge that they have had a particularly stressed time for all kinds of reasons and the The Christmas holidays have always been a stressful time for people for a number of reasons. The combination of the pan­demic and holiday season was seen as contributing to increased stress. , and one third (33%) were expecting higher stress levels when compared with last year. Nevertheless, stress related to Christmas is well recognised.

  • Mindfulness-Based Intervention: A Novel Approach to Treating Childhood ADHD

    Two techniques — Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) training, and Mindfulness-based Cognitive MBSR is an 8-step stress reduction programme that allows individuals to gain awareness about their behaviour in relation to stressful situations. MBSR techniques were originally developed in the 1970s to effectively manage pain and stress, but recent found similar results, with parents reporting reductions in inattention problems as well as parenting stress

  • An Insider's View on Mental Health in the Legal Profession

    An Insider’s View on Mental Health in the Legal Profession Law is a high-stress profession; there’s almost Having been deemed the second most stressed profession with a ‘toxic, cut-throat’ work environment, it the barriers posed by the working environment for newly qualified lawyers, another major source of stress a need to ‘prove’ themselves — only to create prime conditions for burning out and perpetuating the stress One lawyer told me that when she first started working, stress management and self-support was never

  • Complex Trauma: A Spectre in Psychiatry

    I started an MSc in Neuroscience in 2020 too, and during this time I received a post-traumatic stress There are many though who will develop post-traumatic stress responses due to COVID-19, either directly This is why I believe traumatic stress is such an important issue to discuss —  because it is an endemic What is meant by complex trauma or complex post-traumatic stress disorder (CPTSD)? its response to stress in later life, locked in a very distressing feedback loop.

  • Is our blood at the core of the mind-body interface?

    cortisol are the two life-saving hormones that give us the energy and the concentration to deal with stressful contribute to a range of mental health problems, from depression to panic attack and post-traumatic stress These cytokines also affect the brain in situations of psychological stress unrelated to infections,

  • Déjà Vu: The neuroscience behind the mysterious phenomenon

    to the article and makes the title a little spicier, as in to say, "Have we been here before"’ and stress If you’re constantly tired or stressed (same), you’re more likely to experience déjà vu as fatigue and stress impact our memory, which is a potential cause of the phenomenon. also more likely to experience déjà vu than the older population (sorry if you’re young and tired and stressed

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