WEDNESDAY, June 10, 2020 -- If there is one thing that recent police brutality protests have demonstrated, it is that life for black people in America is steeped in stress.
And while it might seem logical to assume that all that stress would translate into higher rates of mental health conditions like depression and anxiety, that doesn't seem to be the case -- at least not when actual diagnoses are tallied.
TUESDAY, June 2, 2020 -- Just as Americans are emerging from COVID-19 quarantines, hoping to resume normal life but still fearful of infection, protests against police violence are raging in cities across the country.
And millions remain unemployed, as a shaky economy attempts to restart.
THURSDAY, May 21, 2020 -- Many people under stay-at-home orders have turned to online yoga as a way to manage the stress. And a new research review suggests they're onto something.
The review, of 19 clinical trials, focused on the benefits of yoga for people with clinical mental health conditions ranging from anxiety disorders to alcohol dependence to schizophrenia. Overall, it found yoga classes helped ease those patients' depression symptoms.
THURSDAY, May 7, 2020 -- Before the COVID-19 pandemic upended people's lives, Americans were already feeling more stressed than they did a generation ago. Now, new research finds that no group is feeling the impact of additional stress more than middle-aged people.
The study found that most age groups reported an increase of 2% more daily stress in 2012 than they did in 1995. But middle-aged folks -- 45- to 64-year-olds -- had about 19% more daily stress than did their counterparts from the 1990s.
FRIDAY, April 10, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Researchers have long understood that African Americans experience a disproportionate level of high blood pressure and heart disease. As they've sought to understand why, evidence has emerged demonstrating the powerful role persistent, excessive levels of stress can play in cardiovascular health.
But getting rid of that stress won't be easy, they warn.