Stress in Adventure
3 views | +0 today
Follow
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by Paul Nacey from Abnormal Psychology
Scoop.it!

Researchers Take a Closer Look at the Most Common and Powerful Triggers of Depression: Scientific American

Researchers Take a Closer Look at the Most Common and Powerful Triggers of Depression: Scientific American | Stress in Adventure | Scoop.it
Certain painful experiences are more likely to precede depressive episodes than others. And some forms of loss can trigger depression more quickly than previously realized

Via Sandeep Gautam
more...
Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, February 8, 2013 11:58 AM

depression is a result of chronic stress...and an interpersonal loss is typically chroninc in nature.

Nicole Alison Mcgrew's curator insight, June 15, 2013 10:09 AM

triggers of depression

Rescooped by Paul Nacey from Business Brainpower with the Human Touch
Scoop.it!

The Worst Foods For Stress

The Worst Foods For Stress | Stress in Adventure | Scoop.it

There are a number of unhealthy ways to cope with pressure and anxiety, but "stress eating" candy and chips -- or turning to alcohol and energy drinks -- might just take the proverbial cake. Paradoxically, when dealing with stress, the body frequently craves precisely the foods that will exacerbate the condition most.

"When they're stressed, people go naturally to the wrong foods because they increase levels of [the stress hormone] cortisol," Heather Bauer, R.D., founder of Bestowed.com, told the Huffington Post. "People tend to crave foods that are high in fat, sugar and salt because those directly increase our cortisol levels."

 

But before you head to the vending machine for a quick fix for your stressful work day, click through the slideshow below to see what foods you should avoid when under pressure. Instead, try one of these stress-busting superfoods.


Via The Learning Factor
more...
Polin's curator insight, March 26, 2013 2:25 AM

My Thoughts,

I always tend to drink a lot of red bull when I'm at work. It gets very chaotic, especially over the weekends so my stress reliever is red bull. I have to learn to lean off of red bulls because it's not healthy. 

Rescooped by Paul Nacey from Designing service
Scoop.it!

Why companies need to stop causing so much stress

Why companies need to stop causing so much stress | Stress in Adventure | Scoop.it
Physician David Posen argues that the volume and velocity of work today is actually hurting productivity – and that companies have a responsibility to do something about it

Via David Hain, Fred Zimny
more...
David Hain's curator insight, March 10, 2013 1:28 AM

This phenomenon is happening in several organisations I'm working with at the moment. Interesting article.

Scooped by Paul Nacey
Scoop.it!

School Stress: 8 Awesome Ways High Schools Are Helping Students Unplug ... - Huffington Post

School Stress: 8 Awesome Ways High Schools Are Helping Students Unplug ... - Huffington Post | Stress in Adventure | Scoop.it
School Stress: 8 Awesome Ways High Schools Are Helping Students Unplug ...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Paul Nacey
Scoop.it!

Studies Tie Stress From Storms, War to Heart Risks - ABC News

Studies Tie Stress From Storms, War to Heart Risks - ABC News | Stress in Adventure | Scoop.it
10News
Studies Tie Stress From Storms, War to Heart Risks
ABC News
Stress does bad things to the heart.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Paul Nacey
Scoop.it!

Stress Is a Women's Issue: How to Build Resilience and Stay Afloat - Huffington Post

Stress Is a Women's Issue: How to Build Resilience and Stay Afloat - Huffington Post | Stress in Adventure | Scoop.it
Stress Is a Women's Issue: How to Build Resilience and Stay Afloat
Huffington Post
Stress is part of normal life in our culture and few, if any, escape its vice grip of tension, worry, and fatigue.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Paul Nacey
Scoop.it!

New program available to reduce stress among teenagers - EurekAlert (press release)

New program available to reduce stress among teenagers
EurekAlert (press release)
Families with a child completing elementary school this year are now preparing their registration for high school, a transition that is often stressful for children.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Paul Nacey
Scoop.it!

The Impact of Stress: 2011

The Impact of Stress: 2011 | Stress in Adventure | Scoop.it
Survey findings report that stress can have an impact on health and well-being, but they do not necessarily take action to prevent stress or manage it well.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Paul Nacey from Amazing Science
Scoop.it!

Mum's stress impacts unborn baby's brain - key risk factor for neuro-developmental disorders

Mum's stress impacts unborn baby's brain - key risk factor for neuro-developmental disorders | Stress in Adventure | Scoop.it

Maternal stress is a key risk factor for neurodevelopmental disorders, including schizophrenia and autism, which often exhibit a sex bias in rates of presentation, age of onset, and symptom severity. The placenta is an endocrine tissue that functions as an important mediator in responding to perturbations in the intrauterine environment and is accessible for diagnostic purposes, potentially providing biomarkers predictive of disease.

 

Researchers, from the University of Pennsylvania, have used a genome-wide array approach to screen placental expression across pregnancy for gene candidates that are sex-biased and stress-responsive in mice and translate to human tissue. They identifed O-linked-N-acetylglucosamine (O-GlcNAc) transferase (OGT), an X-linked gene important in regulating proteins and involved in chromatin remodeling, as fitting these criteria. Levels of both OGT and its biochemical mark, O-GlcNAcylation, were significantly lower in males and further reduced by prenatal stress. Examination of human placental tissue found similar patterns related to X chromosome dosage. As a demonstration of the importance of placental OGT in neurodevelopment, they found that hypothalamic gene expression and the broad epigenetic microRNA environment in the neonatal brain of placental-specific hemizygous OGT mice was substantially altered. These studies identified OGT as a promising placental biomarker of maternal stress exposure that may relate to sex-biased outcomes in neurodevelopment.

 

Other studies have found similar results in human male babies, and that those exposed to stress in the first trimester are at an increased risk of developing schizophrenia, the University of Pennsylvania press reported.

In this latest study, the researchers have pinpointed the biomarker that shows the difference in the stress response between male and female babies.

 

"Most everything experienced by a woman during a pregnancy has to interact with the placenta in order to transmit to the foetus," said Tracy Bale, lead author on the paper. "Now we have a marker that appears to signal to the foetus that its mother has experienced stress."

 

The authors believe that the particular enzyme expression that is affected, and shows increased reduction in male placentas, may protect the brain during gestation. This, in turn, places the male offspring at risk of abnormal neurodevelopment if the mother is stressed during pregnancy.

 

The researchers hope this finding will help them identify at-risk individuals. "We want to get to the point where we can predict the occurrence of neurodevelopmental disease," Bale said. "If we have a marker for exposure, we can meld that with what we know about the genetic profiles that predispose individuals to these conditions and keep a close eye on children who have increased risks."


Via Dr. Stefan Gruenwald
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Paul Nacey from Immunology for University Students
Scoop.it!

Stress, Brain and Hormones and the Development of Organ Specific Autoimmunity

Stress, Brain and Hormones and the Development of Organ Specific Autoimmunity | Stress in Adventure | Scoop.it
The open access reference on the broad spectrum of brain-immune interactions and their impact on health and disease.

Via Alfredo Corell
more...
Alfredo Corell's curator insight, March 9, 2013 6:46 AM

As previously demonstrated, the development of autoimmunity in humans is the endpoint of a complex process involving the immune system, hormonal and environmental factors in a genetically predisposed individual, hence the term ‘mosaic of autoimmunity’.

Scooped by Paul Nacey
Scoop.it!

'Free play' is vital to children's healthy development, psychologist says - Medical Xpress

'Free play' is vital to children's healthy development, psychologist says - Medical Xpress | Stress in Adventure | Scoop.it
'Free play' is vital to children's healthy development, psychologist says Medical Xpress The importance of play—crucial for children's healthy psychological development and ability to thrive in life—is woefully underestimated by parents and...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Paul Nacey
Scoop.it!

Exercise May Help Protect Children From Stress - New York Times (blog)

Exercise May Help Protect Children From Stress - New York Times (blog) | Stress in Adventure | Scoop.it
New York Times (blog)
Exercise May Help Protect Children From Stress
New York Times (blog)
Physically active children generally report happier moods and fewer symptoms of depression than children who are less active.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Paul Nacey
Scoop.it!

Managing stress a daily challenge over a lifetime - Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Managing stress a daily challenge over a lifetime - Pittsburgh Post Gazette | Stress in Adventure | Scoop.it
Managing stress a daily challenge over a lifetime Pittsburgh Post Gazette Early traumas in life, including abuse and loss of a parent, can lead to chronic stress that can persist a lifetime, often a shortened one, unless one takes action to cope...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Paul Nacey
Scoop.it!

Far from the front lines, combat stress impacting Air Force intelligence units - Fox News

Far from the front lines, combat stress impacting Air Force intelligence units - Fox News | Stress in Adventure | Scoop.it
Washington Times Far from the front lines, combat stress impacting Air Force intelligence units Fox News Now, for the first time, an Air Force chaplain and a psychologist are walking the floor of the operations center at Langley, offering...
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Paul Nacey from Adventure Therapy vs. Technology benefits for those on the Autism Spectrum
Scoop.it!

Adventure Therapy: Theory, Research, and Practice

Adventure Therapy: Theory, Research, and Practice | Stress in Adventure | Scoop.it
Adventure Therapy: Theory, Research, and Practice (Adventure Therapy: Theory, Research, and Practice http://t.co/mvH8LKwzmp)

Via kristian
more...
Megan Varner's curator insight, March 30, 2014 3:03 PM

The book we use for the class

Merrill Taylor's comment, September 27, 2015 5:41 PM
i use this book in class (: