Stress

When childhood adversity leads to mental illness

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Georgia State University have uncovered the neurological impact of early childhood stress on the human brain. From these results, it may be possible to determine why some individuals who are exposed to these stressors later go on to develop mental health problems. This study was published in the …

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Is stress contagious: The impact of work-related stress

Just as we might imitate another person’s smile, frown or yawn (e.g., the phenomenon of “contagious yawning”), our brains are hardwired to empathize with others’ pain and stress. In the brain, specialized neurons, known as mirror neurons, are responsible for our ability to recognize others’ facial and emotional expressions, which is important for our ability …

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U.K. teens are severely stressed, study finds

Very few people would say their teen years were stress-free. It’s a chaotic time of changing social structures, responsibilities and bodies. That stew of strong emotions, new surroundings and personal changes makes for a period in life most people are relieved to be done with. For some teens, stress can cause them to find outlets …

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