New evidence that chronic stress predisposes brain to mental illness. University of California, Berkeley, researchers have shown that chronic stress generates long-term changes in the brain that may explain why people suffering chronic stress are prone to mental problems such as anxiety and mood disorders later in life.
Myelin is stained blue in this cross section of a rat hippocampus. Myelin, which speeds electrical signals flowing through axons, is produced by oligodendrocytes, which increase in number as a result of chronic stress. New oligodendrocytes are shown in yellow. Image by Aaron Friedman and Daniela Kaufer. Their findings could lead to new therapies to reduce the risk of developing mental illness after stressful events. Doctors know that people with stress-related illnesses, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), have abnormalities in the brain, including differences in the amount of gray matter versus white matter.
The hippocampus regulates memory and emotions, and plays a role in various emotional disorders. Managing Leadership Stress. This guidebook is available for eBook purchase and download from Apple's iBookstore; Amazon's Kindle; Google eBooks; Sony iStore, and other reputable distributors of eContent.
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He was telling our class about a mistake he made years before. About a decade earlier, my professor had been one of the senior executives at Sears, Roebuck & Company, the large department store chain. They were in the middle of a massive national campaign and preparing for a major brand launch. My professor was leading the operation.
For almost two months prior to the launch day, he was flying all over the country to strike up buzz with major partners and media companies. The week before the big launch day, his body gave out on him. A Different Way to Handle Stress - Can Brain Science Help? Relax Online - Stress Analyst. Managing Stress in the Workplace. Stress at Work. Work Related Stress. Understanding Pressure. Stress undermines empathic abilities in men but increases them in women. Stressed males tend to become more self-centered and less able to distinguish their own emotions and intentions from those of other people.
For women the exact opposite is true. Stress, this problem that haunts us every day, could be undermining not only our health but also our relationships with other people, especially for men. Stressed women, however, become more “prosocial,” according to new research. These are the main findings of a study carried out with the collaboration of Giorgia Silani, from the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) of Trieste. The study was coordinated by the Social Cognitive Neuroscience Unit of the University of Vienna and saw the participation of the University of Freiburg.
"There's a subtle boundary between the ability to identify with others and take on their perspective -- and therefore be empathic -- and the inability to distinguish between self and other, thus acting egocentrically" explains Silani. Why this happens is not yet clear. Daniel Goleman on the art of reducing stress. Stress Management. Reducing Stress at Work. How to Manage Work Stress. 9 Ways to Feel Less Stress When Life Gets Crazy Busy.
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Do your very best. Appreciate each step. Forget the rest. Stress is one of the primary causes of major health problems in our lives: it can cause heart disease, anxiety, sleep deprivation, auto-immune disorders, weight problems, unhappiness, and even deep depression. But we’re busy – we all have places to be, things to do and people to see. When life gets crazy busy, you might not have time for week-long meditation and yoga retreats, weekend vacations, or even weekly life coaching sessions. I’m going to be brief about this, because time is of the essence. Reminder: Have you checked out our book? 1. Instead of being in a stressful task-switching state of mind, take your next task, let everything else go, and just be in the moment with this one task.
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