Exposure to chronic stress linked to Alzheimer’s disease, research shows
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(Devrupa Rakshit/ The Swaddle) — A new study has linked exposure to chronic stress with a higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease — suggesting interventions to manage stress levels earlier in life could help reduce the risk of developing neurodegenerative diseases later.

Caused by the degeneration and death of  …

Toxic workplaces increase risk of depression by 300%
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(University of South Australia/ Neuroscience News) — A year-long Australian population study has found that full time workers employed by organisations that fail to prioritise their employees’ mental health have a threefold increased risk of being diagnosed with depression.

And while working long hours is a risk factor  …

Healthcare must count costs of climate-driven mental illness and eco distress
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(Justine Alford, Simon Levey/ Imperial College News) — Suicides, heatwave deaths for mentally ill, increased care needs and eco-anxiety among the uncounted costs of climate change, says a new expert report. Climate change and mental health are two of the most significant and pressing challenges facing societies across  …

Zoom fatigue: how to beat stress and anxiety at work
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(Daniel Bardsley/ The National News) — When the coronavirus hit, one of the biggest upheavals was swapping office life for home-working.

But rather than the dream scenario some expected, it has brought new stresses and strains.

Back-to-back online meetings create feelings of exhaustion called “Zoom fatigue”.  …

Just say no to the post-pandemic diet
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(Cynthia M. Bulik/ Psychology Today) — Since March 2020, we have been deprived of so many things: seeing family and friends, touch, travel, smiles, even toilet paper. We have missed reunions, weddings, graduations, and funerals.

Many of us are unemployed, underemployed, or burned out from added responsibilities.  …

Teen stress has been heightened by the pandemic. Here’s how to help them
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(John Duffy/ CNN Health) — I started working with Shannon, a high school junior, at the beginning of lockdown. Shannon has asthma, and she’s afraid of getting Covid-19 herself. She’s also afraid of making a family member or someone else sick. And she fears the pandemic will never be over, that things will never