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Mid-life stress ‘precedes dementia’

Research has shown that stress from events such as bereavement or divorce may increase the risk of women developing dementia decades later. The study found that of 800 women, those who had to cope with stressful events in their 30-50’s … Continue reading

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One in three absences at work due to anxiety and stress

A government survey examining 58,700 individual GPs’ sick notes found that 35% were issued for “mild to moderate mental health disorders“, such as depression, anxiety and stress.   The study also found that there was variation in the use of … Continue reading

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Low birth weight boys who experience stress may be at increased risk of adolescent depression and anxiety

A study from researchers in Canada has looked at whether adolescents born at high or low birth weights are more likely to experience symptoms of depression and anxiety after experiencing stress. For this study, symptoms of depression and anxiety were … Continue reading

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Stress levels on the rise in Britain

A study by the Mental Health Foundation has highlighted money and jobs as the principal reasons behind rising stress levels in Britain. Almost six out of 10 people who responded to the survey by the charity said their life had … Continue reading

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Five-year-olds treated for depression and anxiety

Figures requested by the BBC  have shown that children as young as five are being referred for treatment for depression and anxiety. Experts have said that children are coming under increasing stress because of problems such as unemployment, finances and … Continue reading

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50% of young people want more information on reducing stress

An online survey asked a group of 11-19 year olds about their access to health information and about their overall health and lifestyle habits. The survey found that although 86% rated their health as good or very good, a similar … Continue reading

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