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Published: Wed, 21 Sep 2011 09:30:16 +0100

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Overcoming depression and anxiety is a postcode lottery

Wed, 21 Sep 2011 09:30:16 +0100

Blackpool PCT fared the worst with 5.6 per cent of patients overcoming depression or anxiety disorders after treatment, according to NHS Information Centre figures. Counselling: Talking therapies are often the first form of NHS treatment for people with depression

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Commuting to work is more stressful for women and could affect mental health

Tue, 23 Aug 2011 09:20:31 +0100

The daily grind of travelling to and from work has a negative effect on the mental health of women, say researchers at the University of Sheffield. Women are more sensitive to the strains of commuting, say experts

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Stress of 21st century life puts Britons at greater risk of stroke, study warns

Wed, 05 Jan 2011 03:07:55 +0000

Almost one in five women and one in 10 men feel their stress levels are out of control and their anxiety could make them more likely to suffer a stroke. Rising stress levels: British men and women could be more likely to suffer a stroke due to their fast-paced lives

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Stress? It's all in the genes: Researchers discover ability to cope is down to parents

Mon, 05 Jul 2010 20:08:28 +0100

The finding helps explain why some people keep a cool head in even the most difficult of times, while others fall to pieces. Stressed out: Scientists found the amygdala, a brain region that helps keep emotions in check, was more active in those who had inherited a particular gene

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You thought work was bad? Spouses cause 'more stress than our bosses'

Mon, 28 Jun 2010 01:25:14 +0100

A poll of 3,000 men and women also found that husbands are more likely to send their wives' blood pressure soaring than the other way round. There may be no place like home, but if you want to relax then you might be better off at work, according to a survey

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Women more prone to emotional stress than men 'because of sensitivity to hormone'

Tue, 15 Jun 2010 16:31:56 +0100

Women may be more prone to emotional stress than men because of their brain chemistry, say scientists. The new research focused on a hormone that organises stress responses in mammals. It found females were more responsive to it

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Stressful jobs giving women heart disease

Mon, 10 May 2010 08:10:53 +0100

Traditionally, men under pressure at work have been the most likely victims of heart attacks, but a study has revealed young women are just as likely to end up in the coronary unit. Pushed to the limit: Women with stressful careers could be at risk of heart disease, a study has found

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High stress levels can make you fat, researchers claim

Thu, 06 May 2010 13:53:30 +0100

The study found that anxiety activates a gene which affects the metabolism and contributes to our cravings for sweet, fatty foods. Weight problem: Stress activates a gene which affects the metabolism and contributes to our cravings for sweet, fatty foods, according to a new study

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Feeling blue? You may have a case of the greys

Tue, 09 Feb 2010 08:41:00 +0000

Research shows that it is grey, not blue, that we most associate with being down. People depressed or anxious were found to be drawn to the colour grey in a new study

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New mothers become most anxious when babies are five months, finds NHS study

Tue, 03 Nov 2009 02:22:13 +0000

The study found new mothers had the most questions about their developing baby at five months. The initial flurry of visits from friends had also subsided. Visits from friends and family subside around five months, when mothers have the most questions about their babies

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Why mowing the lawn relieves stress and boosts your memory

Mon, 31 Aug 2009 01:25:24 +0100

Researchers have discovered that a chemical released by a mown lawn makes people feel happy and relaxed, and could prevent mental decline in old age. Eau de mow: Chemicals in cut grass can boost memory and relieve stress and have been made into a perfume

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Have YOU been hit by recession depression? One mental health expert reveals how to cope with the fallout

Tue, 23 Jun 2009 10:18:18 +0100

As antidepressant prescriptions jump 25 per cent in a year, Dr Daniel Freeman speaks out about this worrying trend and how to overcome recession depression. Stress in many workplaces has increased due to the recession

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It's official, stress really does make your hair go grey (but it also protects against cancer)

Sun, 14 Jun 2009 01:27:31 +0100

As the pressure builds, the stem cells that replenish your hair colour become damaged, leaving the tell-tale silver crown, a study has shown. Grey matter: Stress really can lead to those silver strands

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