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The biggest threat facing middle-age men isn’t smoking or obesity. It’s loneliness. Letters II: Benefits of the shed extend far beyond the garden gates. TALK of the world being a global village is turning into reality.

Letters II: Benefits of the shed extend far beyond the garden gates

The internet has telescoped distance, space and time. Self-government supporters can use that new ability to break the previous muzzling of Scotland within the UK. Resolving conflict: Men vs. women. It’s not exactly front-page news that when it comes to conflict, men and women usually behave very differently.

Resolving conflict: Men vs. women

The way they resolve those conflicts also tends to differ. While men can be aggressive and combative, a new study shows that, from the tennis court to the boxing ring —modern equivalents of one-on-one conflict — men are more likely than women to make peace with their competitors after the competition ends. Using videos of four sports in 44 countries, Joyce Benenson, an associate of Harvard’s Human Evolutionary Biology Department and a professor of psychology at Emmanuel College, and Richard Wrangham, the Ruth B.

Moore Professor of Human Evolutionary Biology, found that men are far more likely to engage in friendly physical contact — handshakes, back pats and even hugs — following competition than women are. The study is described in the journal Current Biology. Divorce stress syndrome is similar to PTSD. By Liz Lockhart With several recent high-profile marriage break-ups, the mental health implications are now hitting the headlines.

Divorce stress syndrome is similar to PTSD

Experts believe that break-ups are taking a worrying toll on our health with symptoms such as panic attacks, insomnia and many psychosomatic health problems and are calling this condition 'divorce stress syndrome'. It was recently reported that Andrea McLean, the Loose Women presenter, has suffered a harrowing panic attack just minutes before she was due to appear live on television. What if PTSD Is More Physical Than Psychological?

Then came an even more surprising discovery.

What if PTSD Is More Physical Than Psychological?

They examined the brains of two veterans who died just days after their blast exposure and found embryonic versions of the same injury, in the same areas, and the development of the injuries seemed to match the time elapsed since the blast event. Perl and his team then compared the damaged brains with those of people who suffered ordinary concussions and others who had drug addictions (which can also cause visible brain changes) and a final group with no injuries at all. No one in these post-mortem control groups had the brown-dust pattern. Perl’s findings, published in the scientific journal The Lancet Neurology, may represent the key to a medical mystery first glimpsed a century ago in the trenches of World War I. It was first known as shell shock, then combat fatigue and finally PTSD, and in each case, it was almost universally understood as a psychic rather than a physical affliction.

Photo. Effects of Systemic Administration of Oxytocin on Contextual Fear Extinction in a Rat Model of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - Basic and Clinical Neuroscience. Bromance helps stressed out warring chimps keep their cool. Anup Shah/naturepl.com By Penny Sarchet When it comes to warfare, chimps are a bit like the ancient Greeks.

Bromance helps stressed out warring chimps keep their cool

They like to head into battle with a close friend at their side – a tactic that seems to lower their stress. Many primate species, including macaques and baboons, form strong, long-lasting social bonds with particular individuals that resemble human friendship. These relationships appear to benefit both males and females: they are associated with higher reproductive success and even longer life. In male chimps these bonds can seem surprising, given that adult males are extremely aggressive, sometimes killing each other. Health Benefits Of Bromance: Male Friendships May Help With Stress Management By Promoting Release Of 'Cuddle Hormone' Review: Sebastian Junger’s ‘Tribe’ Examines Disbanded Brothers Returning to a Divided Country. PTSD: The War Disorder That Goes Far Beyond the Battlefield.

The first time I experienced what I now understand to be post-traumatic stress disorder, I was in a subway station in New York City, where I live.

PTSD: The War Disorder That Goes Far Beyond the Battlefield

Curation Tools. Sebastian Junger Tribe Book Explains a Lot. Your humble servant recently came across a report showing that Israel scores highly in surveys of human happiness.

Sebastian Junger Tribe Book Explains a Lot

The World Happiness Report 2016 Update ranks Israel 11th in the world out of 158 countries. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Life Satisfaction Index rates Israel fifth out of 36 countries — ahead of many other advanced democracies. At first blush, these data may seem unexpected, since Israel lives under the constant threat of terrorist violence.

Men in Groups - Lionel Tiger - Google Books. Writing resources. How testosterone and oxytocin hormones interact in male work and parenting effort. Much of human behavior is influenced by hormones.

How testosterone and oxytocin hormones interact in male work and parenting effort

There’s cortisol, involved in our stress response and energy balance. Testosterone, a male sex hormone, tends to make men more competitive. Oxytocin has various social and physiological functions in the brain and the body, but is sometimes referred to as the “love hormone” due to its role in social bonding. These are all simplifications, but hormones do underlie many aspects of what we do and what we feel.

Researchers often investigate the effects of hormones on behavior in laboratory experiments with student subjects. Bonding, PTSD, and Separation.