Author Archives: Jayne Howarth
Virtual Reality Therapy (VRT) is showing promise as a treatment for a variety of mental health problems. Research carried out at the University of Quebec supports the idea that VRT could prove an effective treatment for stress, anxiety and phobias.
A new study reveals the little-known health risks of severe stress. Could stress really be as damaging for your heart as smoking? A groundbreaking study by Columbia University Medical Center suggests so.
Does your gender affect how you react to stress? Women are often thought to handle multi-tasking better than men. But does the science back this up?
Research shows that surfing the internet on your phone while you watch TV could be putting you at risk of mental health problems.
Christmas is traditionally seen as a time for relaxation and recharging your batteries. Research suggests that may not be quite accurate.
How many times do those under stress hear that they need to take some “time out” or find some time on their own to help them relax? Yes, some time alone will often help alleviate stress for those with hectic lives but, suggests an American neuroscientist, spending too much time alone can itself trigger a stress response.
People suffering from depression experienced fewer symptoms of anxiety after complementing their medication with sessions of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), new research has found.
A combination of mindfulness and art therapy has been shown to reduce stress levels and enhance quality of life among breast cancer patients.
Those who are stressed but affluent are likely to live longer than those who suffer similar stress levels but are also poor, reveals a new study.
A university in Canada is hoping to help its students relieve their exam season stress by providing them with a puppy room to visit and play with the animals.