Therapy dogs are an effective way to reduce stress among college students.
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Colleges and universities are using therapy dogs as a low-cost way to improve their students’ mental health.
Cats were likely stressed because we interrupted their daily routine.
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Cats may actually enjoy the extra peace and quiet as we start leaving the house more.
Dance and movement therapy not only holds promise for treatment of trauma, anxiety and depression but can also contribute lifelong coping skills.
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The COVID-19 pandemic and a growing global refugee crisis have shone a light on the ever-increasing need for new approaches to mental health treatment.
Nurses and healthcare workers will need more support in the longer term to deal with the considerable effect COVID-19 has had on mental health and wellbeing.
Feeling exhausted, unable to concentrate and wanting to withdraw and disconnect from the world and those around you? You could be heading towards burnout.
In some cases, recurring dreams that emerge during childhood can even persist into adulthood.
Dreams help us regulate our emotions and adapt to stressful events. Repetitive content may represent an unsuccessful attempt to integrate difficult experiences.
Not being able to hold and hug loved ones has been one of the more difficult parts of the pandemic.
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Lack of human touch can lead to greater stress, anxiety and loneliness – and that is what made the social distancing during the pandemic so hard for many.
Firefighters regularly face scenes of loss and suffering.
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Firefighters are hailed as heroes and pillars of strength, bravery and courage. But the daily stressors and traumas of their jobs take a heavy emotional toll that largely goes unnoticed by the public.
Canada’s Margaret Mac Neil swims to a gold medal in the women’s 100 metre butterfly final during at the Tokyo Olympics.
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The past 18 months have tested the mental and physical limits of Olympic athletes in their pursuit of the Tokyo Games. That’s what makes the performances during these Olympics even more remarkable.
Students nearing the end of high school worried about their schoolwork and education more than younger students.
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Students’ academic worries persisted through the pandemic. A developmental scientist offers tips to support young people heading back to school.
Emma Raducanu was forced to retire after experiencing breathing difficulties.
Many elite athletes experience intense pressure, which can often manifest itself in many physical ways.
Maybe you’re not quite feeling ready to get back out there.
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Ready to party post-pandemic, but at the same time feeling shy? Here’s how social isolation affects the brain – and what research suggests about the effects of resocialization.
Preventing work related stress has more impact and is better for both staff and employers.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta activated its emergency operations centre in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Burnout as the result of workplace stress has big implications for employers. Occupational health and safety standards require employers to protect both the physical and mental health of workers.
Strategies that made life more bearable during lockdown homeschooling can be applied to other challenging situations.
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In learning what we can from stressful situations, we can model efficient ways of coping for our children
You don’t need to pick up exactly where you left off; you can think about how you want your life to look.
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After more than a year of idealizing life without COVID-19, people are starting to reenter ‘normal’ life. Clinical psychology provides guidance on how to prepare for your post-pandemic reboot.
Health-care professions like nursing are at risk of experiencing a post-pandemic exodus of workers due to burnout and moral distress.
To live well through and beyond the pandemic, we need to recognize the moral distress experienced by people, and especially health-care workers.
Isolation and other pandemic stresses can harm pregnant women’s mental health, with effects on their babies too.
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Pregnant women’s experiences can affect their babies’ health, even into adulthood. Researchers know societywide stresses can lead to these long-term consequences – and the pandemic likely fits the bill.
Our sense of touch is important for creating and maintaining social bonds.
Touch is the first sense to develop in the womb.
The high prevalence of insomnia symptoms among health care workers has concerning implications for our health care system.
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To keep our health care providers healthy, we need to help them sleep.