Tag: stress

1. In this randomized control trial, prospective assignment of patients to matched therapists was superior in improving mental health compared to random assignment. 2. Participants in the matched therapist group had significant reductions in symptoms, distress, and functional impairment. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Patients are typically assigned to mental health practitioners...
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1. The second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada was associated with increased depression, anxiety, and distress as compared to pre-pandemic rates. 2. As compared to the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, during the second wave individuals were more likely to engage in audiovisual media and less likely...
1. In this randomized control trial, a single laughter yoga session resulted in an attenuated cortisol stress response as compared to individuals who did relaxation breathing as well as controls 2. There was no difference in subjective stress rating, salivary cortisol, or salivary amylase between the groups Evidence Rating...
2 Minute Medicine is pleased to announce that we are launching Wellness Check, a new series dedicated to exploring new research evidence focused on wellness. Each week, we will report on articles examining different aspects of wellness, including (but not limited to) nutrition, sleep, reproductive health, substance use and...
1. In a cohort of adults from the UK, replacing sedentary behaviour with moderate-to-vigorous activity was associated with decreased anxiety and depression symptoms. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Sedentary behaviour levels, such as sitting or lying down, have been shown to increase in recent years. Some studies have demonstrated that...
1. Partner death was associated with both ischemic stroke and intracerebral hemorrhage in the subsequent five years, though absolute risk differences were small. 2. Risk of intracerebral hemorrhage was particularly elevated within the first 30 days following partner death. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Stress can have a negative impact on various...
1. Short sleep duration was associated with high uric acid levels, whereas poor sleep quality was associated with low uric acid levels. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) A proper balance of uric acid levels is vital to one’s health, because of its role in antioxidation and neuroprotection. Hyperuricemia affects 20% of...
1. Aspirin use before diagnosis of primary malignancy is associated with decreased risk of developing depression, anxiety and stress-related disorders post-diagnosis.  2. Use of Non-aspirin NSAIDs were associated with a higher rate of depression, anxiety, and stress-related disorders. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Inflammation appears to contribute to the development of psychiatric...
1. Environmental liability for schizophrenia moderated the association of stressful life events with mental and physical health. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Schizophrenia research has elucidated the roles of environmental and genetic liability as well as stressful life events (SLEs) in schizophrenia pathogenesis. However, few studies have illustrated the interactions of...