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    • Stress-Induced Effects on Heart Blood Flow Differ for Men Versus Women

      Published Nov 26 2018, 03:00 PM by Wolters Kluwer Health
      • Psychosomatic Medicine

      Some patients with coronary artery disease have inadequate blood flow to the heart muscle during periods of mental/emotional stress. This condition – called "mental stress-induced myocardial ischemia" (MSIMI) – is related to the severity of plaque buildup in the coronary arteries in men but not women, reports a study in Psychosomatic Medicine: Journal of Biobehavioral Medicine, the official journal of the American Psychosomatic Society. The journal is published in the Lippincott Portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

    • How Does Helping People Affect Your Brain? Study Shows Neurobiological Effects of Providing Support to Others

      Published Aug 30 2018, 11:17 AM by Wolters Kluwer Health
      • Psychosomatic Medicine

      Providing "targeted" social support to other people in need activates regions of the brain involved in parental care – which may help researchers understand the positive health effects of social ties, reports a study in Psychosomatic Medicine: Journal of Biobehavioral Medicine, the official journal of the American Psychosomatic Society. The journal is published in the Lippincott Portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

    • Cellular 'Powerhouses' May Explain Health Effects of Stress – Psychosomatic Medicine Journal Outlines Role of Mitochondria

      Published Feb 02 2018, 10:45 AM by Wolters Kluwer Health
      • Psychosomatic Medicine

      How does psychological stress translate into physical health effects? A key piece of the puzzle may be found in specialized cellular structures known as mitochondria, according to a pair of articles in the January issue of Psychosomatic Medicine: Journal of Biobehavioral Medicine, the official journal of the American Psychosomatic Society. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

    • Leisure Activities Lower Blood Pressure in Alzheimer’s Caregivers

      Published Jun 23 2017, 02:30 AM by Wolters Kluwer Health
      • Psychosomatic Medicine

      Going for a walk outside, reading, listening to music—these and other enjoyable activities can reduce blood pressure for elderly caregivers of spouses with Alzheimer’s disease, suggests a study in Psychosomatic Medicine: Journal of Biobehavioral Medicine, the official journal of the American Psychosomatic Society. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

    • 'Narrative Expressive Writing' Might Protect Against Harmful Health Effects of Divorce-Related Stress

      Published May 08 2017, 02:30 AM by Wolters Kluwer Health
      • Psychosomatic Medicine

      For people going through a divorce, a technique called narrative expressive writing—not just writing about their emotions, but creating a meaningful narrative of their experience—may reduce the harmful cardiovascular effects of stress related to marital separation, reports a study in Psychosomatic Medicine: Journal of Biobehavioral Medicine, the official journal of the American Psychosomatic Society. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

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