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10 Most Stressful Events On Holmes Rahe Stress Scale

In April of last year our sister site, Pain Doctor, shared information about the Holmes Rahe Stress scale. The scale expresses the top ten life changing incidents that will cause stress. Each item is assigned a value and when you add up the value of the events that have affected

Incorporating Small Changes to Make a Big Difference

Many times it seems like nothing will change unless everything changes, but it is possible to incorporate small changes to make a big difference in your stress level and mental outlook. Making even a few of these changes can help you feel better overall. To begin, take a look at

Seven Ways to Reduce Stress Now

If managing life, work, family, and other responsibilities has you feeling overwhelmed, you’re not alone. Stress is part of life, but it doesn’t have to own you. By experimenting with relaxation techniques and working to change your mindset, you can reduce stress and enjoy a higher quality of life. Different

How Volunteering Improves Your Mood

Donating time to an organization helps you tap into a cause larger than yourself, build connections with other people, and become increasingly engaged with the surrounding world. All of those factors combine to improve a volunteer’s mental outlook, according to a study conducted by UnitedHealth Group. People may volunteer to

A Guide to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Sometimes the emotional effects from traumatic or terrifying events last long beyond the event itself. What begins as a normal stress reaction never fully recedes, creating long-term impacts for those affected. The result is post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)—an anxiety disorder that affects survivors of traumatic events. Awareness of PTSD first

Can Pets Help Reduce Stress?

Many people cherish their pets as they do family members, enjoying their unconditional love, companionship, and occasionally silly antics. But pets do more than make people happy, they also reduce stress on a biological level. Take even the simple act of petting your cat or dog, which research from the University

Scientists Discover Natural Stress-Buster

Scientists have uncovered a portion of the brain called the nociceptin system that works to decrease effects of stress. The discovery could hold the key to future medicines targeting disorders related to stress and anxiety. Stress creates changes in the brain on the cellular level, and researchers at The Scripps