Stress, Depression, and Medial Prefrontal Cortex

    June 24, 2017
    Mind-Body

    Major depressive disorder (MDD) can be triggered by stress experiences. Studies have shown that stress may change the reward processing (Kumar et al., 2015). What are the effects of stress exposure on the brain, such as those associated with reward processing? In a recent study of 12 patients with MDD, the influences of acute and chronic life stress were examined. The study showed elevated activation of medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) …Read the Rest

    Resilience, Adversity, Gene Expression, and Wellbeing

    June 22, 2017
    Mind-Body

    Chronic social adversity may lead to a “conserved transcriptional response to adversity (CTRA)” with higher levels of pro-inflammatory genes and …Read the Rest

    Psychoneuroimmunology and Anxiety Disorders

    June 21, 2017
    Mind-Body

    The incidence of psychiatric disorders including anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCD) is getting higher and higher …Read the Rest

    Stress and Inflammatory Biomarkers in Psychiatric Disorders among Children and Adolescents

    June 20, 2017
    Biomarkers

    Inflammation, immune dysfunctions, and abnormal cytokine levels have been closely related to psychiatric disorders among adult patients in recent studies …Read the Rest

    Stress, Dysfunctional Attitudes, and Genetic Factors

    June 19, 2017
    Mind-Body

    What are the relationships among dysfunctional attitudes, stressful events, and genetic factors? How can these factors influence daily emotions? A …Read the Rest

    What is Psychodermatology

    June 18, 2017
    Immune

    Skin disorders are often associated with psychological conditions such as stress and anxiety. With more and more evidences linking mind …Read the Rest

    Stress, Childhood Trauma, and Diseases

    June 15, 2017
    Mind-Body

    Psychological stress is an essential factor in health and illnesses. Stress has been closely related to the onset and progression …Read the Rest

    Anxiety, Depression, and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

    June 14, 2017
    Mind-Body

    A recent study investigated the association between psychosocial reserve capacity and the conditions of anxiety and depression (Zamora-Racaza et al., …Read the Rest

    Anxiety, Depression, and Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis (SAR)

    June 5, 2017
    Mind-Body

    Increasing evidences have indicated the strong connections between seasonal allergic rhinitis (SAR) and psychological conditions, especially anxiety and depression. A …Read the Rest

    Meditation and Social Anxiety

    May 15, 2017
    Meditation

    Social anxiety disorder (SAD) is featured with emotional biases and inaccurate negative self-beliefs. In a recent study, researchers investigated the …Read the Rest

    The Effects of Yoga and Buddhist Counseling on Anxiety

    April 28, 2017
    Meditation

    Educational programs for lifestyle modification and stress management can be very effective for remarkably reducing anxiety in a period as …Read the Rest

    Yoga and Anxiety

    April 26, 2017
    Meditation

    Different relaxation and meditation techniques may have different effects on relieving anxiety. Some techniques may induce better results than others. …Read the Rest

    Anxiety and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

    April 25, 2017
    Meditation

    The training of mindfulness may be beneficial for people with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is a …Read the Rest

    Depression, Anxiety, and Mindfulness-Based Programs

    February 21, 2017
    Meditation

    Non-depressed participants with a history of relapsing depression may be protected from relapse by participating in an 8-week course of …Read the Rest

    Fatigue, Pain, and Stress Relief Meditation

    February 19, 2017
    Meditation

    Mental stress may deprive oxygen in muscles and cause exhaustion, tense, and ache all over the body. This is because …Read the Rest

    Mindfulness Meditation for Healing Insomnia

    February 11, 2017
    Meditation

    Meditation can help relieve insomnia through the detachment from the thoughts that are disturbing sleep or making someone wake up …Read the Rest

    Effects of Mindfulness Meditation on the Immune System in HIV Patients

    February 8, 2017
    Immune

    Mindfulness meditation training has been found to reduce stress in different patient populations. Researchers at the University of California, Los …Read the Rest

    Meditation, Life Style Changes, and Cancer Treatment

    February 7, 2017
    Meditation

    Meditation can benefit the recovery from chronic diseases as it helps one make lifestyle changes and deal with pain and …Read the Rest

    Meditation, Cognition, and Cancer Therapies

    February 6, 2017
    Meditation

    Cognitive impairment is often related with cancer, and may limit the quality of life in cancer patients and survivors. Abnormal …Read the Rest

    The Benefits of Meditation on Healing ADHD

    February 3, 2017
    Meditation

    Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurobehavioral disorder, which often starts from childhood and continues into adulthood. Recently mindfulness meditation has …Read the Rest

    The Effects of Meditation on Rheumatoid Arthritis with Recurrent Depression

    February 2, 2017
    Meditation

    Mindful meditation interventions have been applied for helping relieve chronic stress, depression, and pain. Researchers at Arizona State University studied …Read the Rest

    The Effects of Meditation on Heart Rate Variability

    February 1, 2017
    Meditation

    Meditation, especially slow breathing, is known to influence the heart rate variability (HRV). Researchers in Taiwan studied the effects of …Read the Rest

    Meditation as An Effective Intervention for PTSD

    January 31, 2017
    Meditation

    Meditation training may be useful for relieving posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), including depression and anxiety symptoms. Researchers at Pacific Graduate …Read the Rest

    Effects of Spiritual Meditation on Migraine Headaches

    January 30, 2017
    Meditation

    Patients with migraine headaches often have symptoms of depression, anxiety, and low self-efficacy. Spiritual meditation has been found to relieve …Read the Rest

    Mindfulness Meditation Can Help Relieve Chronic Tinnitus

    January 26, 2017
    Meditation

    Chronic tinnitus is a common health problem. However, no effective drug treatment has been found yet. Researchers in UK evaluated …Read the Rest

    Mindfulness-Based Methods and Eating Behaviors

    January 24, 2017
    Meditation

    Mindfulness-based interventions are getting more and more popular for the promotion of healthy eating behaviors and weight control. Specifically, studies …Read the Rest

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