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How Music Relieved the Stress of COVID Quarantines
COVID lockdowns were hard on everyone everywhere. Listening to music was one way some people coped with the stress and isolation.
A Mindful Way to Reduce Anxiety
Not everyone can take anti-anxiety medications. Mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques may work just as well.
Learning to Bounce Back
The brains of mice who displayed resilience showed they perceived standing up to a threat rewarding; others became avoidant and depressed.
Air Pollution and the Young Brain
Early exposure to air pollution can cause changes to an area of babies' brains associated with ASD, depression and anxiety later in life.
Loneliness and Isolation Harm the Heart
Loneliness and social isolation are not the same, but they both can put you at risk for heart attacks and strokes. Ways to ease the burden.
Are There Age Limits to Learning Mindfulness?
Kids 11 to 14 were given mindfulness training to improve their emotional health and reduce stress. But the results didn't go as planned.
“Magic” Mushrooms for Mental Health
Tiny "microdoses" of psilocybin improved the mood and motor control of participants in a large study. Those over 55 were especially helped.
A Welcome Blast from the Past
Do you worry about reconnecting with old friends and acquaintances? You shouldn't. Your note or call is most likely to be a happy surprise.
The Comfort of Dogs
Kids who were able to interact with dogs had less anxiety and lower stress hormones, even compared to kids in a meditation group.
Putting Anxiety to Sleep
During sleep, the brain reinforces positive emotions and weakens negative or traumatic ones, suggesting a way to help people with PTSD.
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