Home > Mental health > Stress > News News All sections in Mental Health » Alcohol » Brain » Disorders » Drugs » Living with Mental Illness » Mental Health in SA » Stress » Treatment » Mental Health News Counsellors – the paramedics of the emotional world? Although counselling and psychotherapy overlap considerably, there are recognised differences and we take a look at the areas in which counsellors make a world of difference. Ask CyberShrink » Blog Bipolar journey » Talk Heart to heart forum » Quiz Are you a hypochondriac? » 13 hidden signs of stress Regenerative medicine: replacing brain cells lost from stroke Illness-related stress gets worse with age A study has found that stress increases as you age if your overall health is in poor condition. How stress sabotages our self control and makes us go for unhealthy food People are less likely to resist tasty, unhealthy foods when they're under stress because the promise of immediate reward trumps longer-term goals to eat well, a Swiss study suggests. Violent video games provide quick stress relief but may increase aggression Video games may be a fun way of relieving stress but new research suggests that players should stick to non-violent games to avoid hostile views and aggression. Using social media doesn't cause more stress According to a new study, there is no evidence that social media users feel more stress than people who use digital technologies less or not at all. Stress hormone may make teenagers safer drivers A study suggests that teenagers who tend to drive safely have higher levels of the stress hormone cortisol in their systems. Effects of chronic stress can be traced to genes Researchers say repeated stress that triggers the sympathetic nervous system can lead to inflammation that is linked to many health problems. Oxytocin lessens anxiety in social situations The hormone oxytocin which is involved in mother-child bonding, social interactions and romance has a possible use in treatment of psychological and psychiatric conditions. How chronic stress causes behavioural problems A team from the EPFL Brain Mind Institute has discovered an important synaptic mechanism: the activation of a cleaving enzyme, leading to behavioural problems connected to chronic stress. Stress has been around since life began As far as physiologists are concerned, stress is a well-known factor that has driven evolution and moulded the planet's ecosystems since life began. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Dehydration at a glance What could happen in the next 37 seconds? Fifty and fabulous! There’s something newly cool about turning 50 World Thrombosis Day 2015 Live healthier Make a change and get moving! » The dangers of blood clots Fit people live longer Exercise is key to health in old age How you can get moving Fee like a useless lump of laziness just laying on the couch? Fear not, there's hope for you! Here's how you can get active. Up for grabs! » To vape or not to vape? Twisp's new range of e-cigs Discover your Twisp Win one of the 3 new devices from Twisp! Now you can stand a chance of winning one of the 3 new devices, as well as flavours and accessories worth R2000 each!