Stress Not Always a Trigger for Relapse in Eating Disorders

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Stress does not trigger binge eating in people with eating disorders, new research suggests. The findings challenge a common theory that’s never been directly tested in patients, according to the study authors. Their research included 85 women (22 with anorexia, 33 with bulimia and … Read more

Pandemic Stress Has More People Grinding Their Teeth

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 8, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Lockdowns have you stressed? The American Dental Association (ADA) reports that more people are grinding their teeth as they try to cope with the pressures of the pandemic. An ADA Health Policy Institute survey of dentists found that 70% of respondents said … Read more

Exercise May Help Curb Migraine Attacks

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 24, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Anyone who gets frequent migraine symptoms knows the experience: the throbbing, the pain, the visual disturbances. Exercise has long been a potential way to reduce migraine triggers, but a new study suggests it could be an especially effective with triggers such stress, depression and trouble sleeping. … Read more

COVID Stressing the Nation’s Stress Therapy System

Amy Cirbus, PhD, Talkspace, New York City. Lucy McBride, MD, Foxhall Internists, Washington, DC. LucyMcBride.com. Lynn Bufka, PhD, American Psychological Association, Washington, DC. American Psychological Association. Death Studies: “Internet-based cognitive-behavioral therapy for complicated grief: a randomized controlled trial.” Psychiatric Services: “Outcomes of 98,609 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs patients enrolled in telemental health services, 2006-2010.” … Read more

Get Out: Nature Is the Fix for COVID-19 Stress

Yellowstone National Park: “Yellowstone visitation statistics for October 2020.” Environmental Research: “Blue space, health and well-being: A narrative overview and synthesis of potential benefits.” Scientific Reports: “Spending at least 120 minutes a week in nature is associated with good health and wellbeing.” Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: “Effects of Walking in Bamboo … Read more

Losing Your Hair Because of Pandemic Stress?

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Add stress-related hair loss to the many problems caused by the coronavirus pandemic. “I’ve had patients coming in recently with stress-related hair loss, who tell me they were so worried about dying earlier this year or even that they had COVID-19. … Read more

Is the Pandemic Harming Kids’ Mental Health?

By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 13, 2020 (HealthDay) — Since last April, hospital emergency rooms across the United States have seen a sustained surge in visits related to the mental health of school-aged kids, a new report reveals. The findings suggest the COVID-19 pandemic is taking a toll on … Read more

No End in Sight: Living With COVID Malaise

“With a blizzard, everything shuts down, but you know it’ll be a day, 2, maybe 3. It has some degree of a time frame,” says Philip R. Muskin, MD, a professor of psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center. “This has no time frame. You can’t assess anything because we don’t have reliable information. The information … Read more