Stress, anxiety weigh on government employees as shutdown continues

Many federal employees won't be paid this weekend.
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CONCLUSION: Our findings demonstrate feasibility and preliminary efficacy for this brief video-delivered relaxation intervention and suggest that older adults can benefit from technology-delivered interventions with minimal provider contact. Although activity engagement did not improve, lessons learned suggest that targeted coaching around activity goals may help target this outcome. PMID: 30765288 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Am J Geriatr Psychiatry Source Type: research
ConclusionResults indicate that individual differences in reward sensitivity can specifically predict exposure therapy outcome. Although activation in regions of interest were not related to therapy outcome, regions involved in attentional processing of reward cues were predictive of phobic symptom change following exposure therapy but not PMR.
Source: Progress in Neuro Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 February 2019Source: Neuroscience LettersAuthor(s): James E. Hassell, Victoria E. Collins, Hao Li, Joshua T. Rogers, Ryan C. Austin, Ciprian Visceau, Kadi T. Nguyen, Miles Orchinik, Christopher A. Lowry, Kenneth J. RennerAbstractOrganic cation transporter 3 (OCT3) is a corticosterone-sensitive, low-affinity, high-capacity transporter. This transporter functions, in part, to clear monoamines, including serotonin (5-HT), from the extracellular space. The central nucleus of the amygdala (CeA) is an important structure controlling fear- and anxiety-related behaviors. The CeA has reciprocal...
Source: Neuroscience Letters - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
This time last year, Tammy Lovell hit rock bottom. But it wasn’t a course of pills or bottles of wine that brought her down from the ledge. Her unlikely medicine would instead come in a far furrier form.
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CONCLUSIONS: Lighten UP! Program confirmed its positive effects for enhancing EWB in older adults living in multiple community settings. CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS: Programs that sustain or enhance EWB in older adults can be expected to yield improvements in diverse aspects of mental and physical health. PMID: 30767628 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Gerontologist - Category: Geriatrics Tags: Clin Gerontol Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 February 2019Source: Pharmacology Biochemistry and BehaviorAuthor(s): An-Li Wang, Owen Y. Chao, Yi-Mei Yang, Svenja V. Trossbach, Christian P. Müller, Carsten Korth, Joseph P. Huston, Maria Angelica de Souza SilvaAbstractIn humans, mutations in the Disrupted-in-schizophrenia 1 (DISC1) gene have been related to psychiatric disorders, including symptoms of abnormal cognitive and emotional behaviors. In our previous studies, overexpression of the human DISC1 gene in rats resulted in schizophrenia-like phenotypes showing deficits in motor learning, impaired cognitive function and dysf...
Source: Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
Publication date: 1 June 2019Source: Personality and Individual Differences, Volume 143Author(s): Marco Rosa-Mendes, Rute Pires, Ana Sousa FerreiraAbstractAttachment experiences have been acknowledged as playing a fundamental role in personality functioning and psychopathology development across the lifespan. Although previous research has examined the associations between attachment styles/dimensions and personality traits, it has not focused on the maladaptive personality traits included in Section III of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5). The current study aimed to explore ...
Source: Personality and Individual Differences - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 February 2019Source: Computers in Human BehaviorAuthor(s): Sarah M. Coyne, Laura Stockdale, Kjersti SummersAbstractFor a small percentage of cell phone users, cell phone use becomes problematic or addictive, characterized by excessive time spent on the cell phone, interference with social relationships and responsibilities, and difficulty disengaging from cell phones. Researchers have argued that depression, anxiety, and self-regulation may be risk factors or outcomes of problematic cell phone use, but there are few longitudinal studies on problematic cell phone use, making it unclear ...
Source: Computers in Human Behavior - Category: Information Technology Source Type: research
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