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Gut feelings: the future of psychiatry may be inside your stomach

Gut feelings: the future of psychiatry may be inside your stomach | Stress | Scoop.it
Her parents were running out of hope. Their teenage daughter, Mary, had been diagnosed with a severe case of obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD), as well as ADHD. They had dragged her to clinics...

 

The provocative idea — that psychiatric woes can be solved by targeting the digestive system — is increasingly reinforced by cutting-edge science. For decades, researchers have known of the connection between the brain and the gut. Anxiety often causes nausea and diarrhea, and depression can change appetite. The connection may have been established, but scientists thought communication was one way: it traveled from the brain to the gut, and not the other way around.

 

But now, a new understanding of the trillions of microbes living in our guts reveals that this communication process is more like a multi-lane superhighway than a one-way street. By showing that changing bacteria in the gut can change behavior, this new research might one day transform the way we understand — and treat — a variety of mental health disorders.


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Donovan Baldwin's curator insight, September 1, 2013 10:56 AM

What we eat, and when and how we eat it, influences our health and happiness in so many ways.

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Bent out of shape: Stressed bacteria accumulate misfolded proteins and stop ... - Phys.Org

Bent out of shape: Stressed bacteria accumulate misfolded proteins and stop ... - Phys.Org | Stress | Scoop.it
Bent out of shape: Stressed bacteria accumulate misfolded proteins and stop ...
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Scientists have uncovered the mechanism that translates stress such as exposure to extreme temperature into blocked cell growth.
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Yoga and meditation can help in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) - Obesity Campaign UK

Yoga and meditation can help in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) - Obesity Campaign UK | Stress | Scoop.it
Obesity Campaign UK Yoga and meditation can help in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Obesity Campaign UK One of the biggest problem faced by military personnels around the globe is post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a psychiatric condition...
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Structural Brain Changes Occurring With Subjective Tinnitus In Individuals With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

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Therapy for Alcoholism Fails to Derail PTSD Treatment - PsychCentral.com (blog)

Therapy for Alcoholism Fails to Derail PTSD Treatment - PsychCentral.com (blog) | Stress | Scoop.it
Medical Daily Therapy for Alcoholism Fails to Derail PTSD Treatment PsychCentral.com (blog) Researchers found that PTSD patients treated with naltrexone for alcohol dependence drank less — and that the use of prolonged exposure therapy and...
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Probiotics and Exercise for Anxiety and Stress Reduction Article and Video ... - San Francisco Chronicle (press release)

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'I Can't Think Clearly': Diagnosing Traumatic Brain Injury with DSM-5 - Psychiatric News

'I Can't Think Clearly': Diagnosing Traumatic Brain Injury with DSM-5
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An interviewer can make a more precise yet parsimonious diagnosis of Edmundo's distress with DSM-5.
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New study shows magic mushrooms repair brain damage caused by extreme trauma

New study shows magic mushrooms repair brain damage caused by extreme trauma | Stress | Scoop.it
A new study by The University of South Florida has found that low doses of the active ingredient in magic mushrooms repairs brain damage caused by extreme trauma, offering renewed hope to millions of sufferers of PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress...

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Why Optimists Seem To Handle Stress Better

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Ever wondered how it is your optimistic friend always seems to be unfazed by stress? Scientists may have pinpointed a possible reason for why.

Researchers from Concordia University found that optimists' stress hormone levels remain more stable in the face of stressful moments compared with pessimists.


"On days where they experience higher than average stress, that's when we see that the pessimists' stress response is much elevated, and they have trouble bringing their cortisol levels back down," study researcher Joelle Jobin, who is a Ph.D. candidate in clinical psychology at the university, said in a statement. "Optimists, by contrast, were protected in these circumstances."


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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, July 29, 2013 5:59 PM

Ever wondered how it is your optimistic friend always seems to be unfazed by stress? Scientists may have pinpointed a possible reason for why.

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PLOS ONE: Genome-Wide Expression of Transcriptomes and Their Co-Expression Pattern in Subtropical Maize (Zea mays L.) under Waterlogging Stress

PLOS ONE: Genome-Wide Expression of Transcriptomes and Their Co-Expression Pattern in Subtropical Maize (Zea mays L.) under Waterlogging Stress | Stress | Scoop.it

Waterlogging causes extensive damage to maize crops in tropical and subtropical regions. The identification of tolerance genes and their interactions at the molecular level will be helpful to engineer tolerant genotypes. A whole-genome transcriptome assay revealed the specific role of genes in response to waterlogging stress in susceptible and tolerant genotypes. Genes involved in the synthesis of ethylene and auxin, cell wall metabolism, activation of G-proteins and formation of aerenchyma and adventitious roots, were upregulated in the tolerant genotype. Many transcription factors, particularly ERFs, MYB, HSPs, MAPK, and LOB-domain protein were involved in regulation of these traits. Genes responsible for scavenging of ROS generated under stress were expressed along with those involved in carbohydrate metabolism. The physical locations of 21 genes expressed in the tolerant genotype were found to correspond with the marker intervals of known QTLs responsible for development of adaptive traits. Among the candidate genes, most showed synteny with genes of sorghum and foxtail millet. Co-expression analysis of 528 microarray samples including 16 samples from the present study generated seven functional modules each in the two genotypes, with differing characteristics. In the tolerant genotype, stress genes were co-expressed along with peroxidase and fermentation pathway genes.


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Effectiveness of PTSD treatment - by Jose Juan Gutierrez - Helium

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a condition characterized by frightening thoughts that relive past traumatic events.
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Socioeconomic Stress Leaves Lasting Scars (INFOGRAPHIC) - Huffington Post

Socioeconomic Stress Leaves Lasting Scars (INFOGRAPHIC) - Huffington Post | Stress | Scoop.it
Socioeconomic Stress Leaves Lasting Scars (INFOGRAPHIC)
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For many Americans, stress isn't juggling family and an outsize job, or looking for meaning in work and relationships.
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Troubled veterans may suffer from something other than PTSD - Washington Post

Troubled veterans may suffer from something other than PTSD - Washington Post | Stress | Scoop.it
Troubled veterans may suffer from something other than PTSD Washington Post Science, however, is beginning to suggest that the link between war, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and self-harm is not what many expect, given our prevailing...
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Cell biology: A protein provides stress relief - Science Daily (press release)

Cell biology: A protein provides stress relief - Science Daily (press release) | Stress | Scoop.it
Cell biology: A protein provides stress relief
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16, 2013 — Freiburg researchers have shown a new mechanism via which cells defend themselves against stress. Dr.
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About Face - National Center for PTSD

About Face - National Center for PTSD | Stress | Scoop.it
Learn about posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from Veterans who live with it every day. Hear their stories. Find out how treatment turned their lives around.
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Online Mindfulness Meditation Therapy for PTSD, Boulder Colorado

Online Mindfulness Meditation Therapy for PTSD, Boulder Colorado | Stress | Scoop.it
Mindfulness Psychotherapy is an excellent tool for healing PTSD (Online Mindfulness Therapy for PTSD. Article in Psychology Today by Dr. Peter Strong: http://t.co/f1hFEnoWdW. Email me.
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Love is a cognitive enhancer

Love is a cognitive enhancer | Stress | Scoop.it
Aeon magazine has an excellent article about how a study on the adoption of Romanian orphans has helped us understand the importance of early-life affection for brain development.
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PTSD 101 Curriculum

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Preview and download the podcast PTSD 101 Curriculum on iTunes. Read episode descriptions and customer reviews. (The entire PTSD 101 curriculum is now available in 28 new podcasts!
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DCoE July Webinar Explains Changes to Diagnosis Criteria for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

DCoE July Webinar Explains Changes to Diagnosis Criteria for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder | Stress | Scoop.it

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JAMA Network | JAMA | Integrated Exposure-Based Therapy for Co-occurring Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Substance Dependence:  A Randomized Controlled Trial

JAMA Network | JAMA | Integrated Exposure-Based Therapy for Co-occurring Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Substance Dependence:  A Randomized Controlled Trial | Stress | Scoop.it

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Disrupted amygdala-prefrontal functional connectivity in civilian women with posttraumatic stress disorder

Disrupted amygdala-prefrontal functional connectivity in civilian women with posttraumatic stress disorder | Stress | Scoop.it
READ MORE (#NeuroscienceNews READ MORE... http://t.co/3DWiSLkiPw)
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PTSD May Raise Heart Risks for Vietnam Vets – WebMD

PTSD May Raise Heart Risks for Vietnam Vets – WebMD | Stress | Scoop.it
Study found those who suffered disorder were more likely to run into heart trouble, even after accounting for lifestyle factors.
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