Delayed Onset Post-Traumatic Stress
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by William Heckman
11h ago
*This is an article from the Spring 2024 issue of Contentment Magazine. By Jeff Jernigan, PhD, LPC, BCPC, FAIS   Early Tuesday morning, before office hours, the phone rang. Glancing over, noticing who it was, I picked up the phone. My friend was asking if I could help him with a patient consultation. Odd, this time in the [...] The post Delayed Onset Post-Traumatic Stress appeared first on The American Institute of Stress ..read more
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The Surprising Way You Can Lower Employee Stress
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by William Heckman
3d ago
Ozempic maker Novo Nordisk says their employees have incredibly low-stress levels. Let's dive into those numbers -- and how you can reduce stress in your business. Can stressed employees do a good job at work? Novo Nordisk, the company that makes Ozempic and Wegovy, certainly doesn't seem to think so. According to CEO Lars Fruergaard Jørgensen, a stressed employee is [...] The post The Surprising Way You Can Lower Employee Stress appeared first on The American Institute of Stress ..read more
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Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation: Smoothing the Path to Post-Traumatic Growth
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by William Heckman
5d ago
*This is an article from the Spring 2024 issue of Contentment Magazine. By Josh Briley, PhD, BCMAS, FAIS  Throughout my career as a psychologist, regardless of the setting (VA clinic, private practice, telehealth, or prison), I have struggled against the overwhelmingly common misconception that once someone begins to experience post-traumatic stress, they will always have it. That [...] The post Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation: Smoothing the Path to Post-Traumatic Growth appeared first on The American Institute of Stress ..read more
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Post-Traumatic Growth Finding Hope in Adversity
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by William Heckman
1w ago
      *This is an article from the Spring 2024 issue of Contentment Magazine. By Nancy Jernigan, PhD, LPF, LPC  Post-Traumatic Growth (PTG) is based on evidence revealing progressive healing comes through adversity and gives hope and renewed strength in a greater measure than before the trauma.1 The process of post-traumatic growth is a psychological change an [...] The post Post-Traumatic Growth Finding Hope in Adversity appeared first on The American Institute of Stress ..read more
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New research reveals stress hormones trigger white blood cells to create pathways for cancer metastasis.
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by William Heckman
2w ago
A breakthrough discovery links stress hormones with a fourfold surge in the spread of cancer, shedding light on why patients under severe stress often have lower survival rates. “There’s probably very few situations that are as stressful as being diagnosed with cancer and undergoing cancer treatment,” Mikala Egeblad, cancer researcher and senior author of the study, [...] The post New research reveals stress hormones trigger white blood cells to create pathways for cancer metastasis. appeared first on The American Institute of Stress ..read more
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Workplace Stress and Painkiller Dependency: A Hidden Crisis
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by William Heckman
2w ago
In the past few years, there has been increasing attention to the issue of workplace stress and its impact on the health of employees. Workplace stress can lead to various physical and mental health problems, including depression, anxiety, heart disease, and even dependency on painkillers. This article will delve into the intersection of mental health, [...] The post Workplace Stress and Painkiller Dependency: A Hidden Crisis appeared first on The American Institute of Stress ..read more
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How to thrive under stress, according to a former Navy SEAL and FBI Agent
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by William Heckman
2w ago
The first step to dealing with stress is recognizing your emotions, says this former combat veteran. [Source Photo: Anthony Tran/Unsplash] Every day, you encounter stressors. Some are genuine, such as unexpectedly being called into your boss’s office when your company is going through layoffs. Some aren’t quite so serious, like when you’re stuck in traffic. And [...] The post How to thrive under stress, according to a former Navy SEAL and FBI Agent appeared first on The American Institute of Stress ..read more
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7 Ways to Ease Work Stress — Including the Desktop Decoration That Can Dial Down Tension Fast
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by William Heckman
3w ago
Plus, how best to use your lunch break to shake off stress Stressed at work? Join the club. According to The American Institute of Stress, 83% of U.S. workers suffer from work-related stress, with 25% saying their job is their top stressor. And that number only seems to be growing. Indeed, Google searches for “how to reduce [...] The post 7 Ways to Ease Work Stress — Including the Desktop Decoration That Can Dial Down Tension Fast appeared first on The American Institute of Stress ..read more
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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury, TESI Statistical Analysis. Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom.
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by William Heckman
1M ago
By C. Alan Hopewell, PhD, MP, ABPP, BSM, MAJ (RET) Robert Klein, PhD, CPT US Army and Michael Adams, PhD, LTC (RET)  *This is an article from the Winter 2024 issue of Combat Stress Fort Hood is a United States Army Post located in Killeen, Texas. This post was originally named for Confederate General John Bell Hood, but has since been renamed Fort Cavazos [...] The post Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury, TESI Statistical Analysis. Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom. appeared first on The American Institute of Stress ..read more
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What Are the Signs of PTSD? 4 Ways to Tell
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by William Heckman
1M ago
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) occurs in some people after they've witnessed or experienced a tragic event. Signs of PTSD include avoidance of flashback-inducing triggers, intrusive memories that disrupt daily life or sleep patterns, unpredictable mood swings that seem to come out of nowhere, and behavioral changes such as engaging in reckless activities or having an exaggerated startle response. PTSD can happen to anyone [...] The post What Are the Signs of PTSD? 4 Ways to Tell appeared first on The American Institute of Stress ..read more
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