May 2006

Exercise can reduce stress

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PRINGLE: Now, you always hear people say they're trying to reduce the stress in their lives because they think that's healthier for them. When stress was first identified by Dr. Hans Selye years ago, there was stress and distress. And stress was neither negative nor positive. I think we have imbued it with our modern lives with the feeling that it is something that overwhelms us and is a negative thing.

However, Peter Jensen is someone who counsels athletes, coaches them, deals with facing stress head-on, and talks about its huge benefits to our lives into our well-being.

Stress Inc

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The sudden death by heart attack of a 40-year-old manager would be cause for concern in any office. At the Office of the Auditor General of Canada that shock was compounded by the fact that several employees had taken leaves of several months for emotional problems over the past year or so. Assistant auditor general Ted McNamara knew the OAG had problems. He named himself-investigator, and zeroed in on stress as his first suspect in the search for a cause. That was as far as he had to look, for he had found the culprit.

Keeping things simple a good way to escape stress

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You don't have to be a Buddhist monk or develop an Indy driver's nerves of steel to cope with stress brought on by hectic schedules, ever-increasing demands at work, or the challenge of balancing family and work life. Concentrating on a few basics will increase your resiliency to stress.

It boils down to being "good to yourself" in the most basic of ways, according to Lyle Miller and Alma Smith. The U.S. psychologists devised the "Vulnerability To Stress Scale," a short questionnaire that measures people's ability to cope with stress.

Women dealing with stress

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Women, work & coping: a multidisciplinary approach to workplace stress

Bipolar Disorder Managment and Treatment

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BIPOLAR DISORDERS are heterogeneous disorders defined by the classic domains of euphoria and depression. Over the past decade, there has been an increase in the estimated lifetime prevalence of these disorders. Recent population-based epidemiology studies suggest that up to 2% to 4% of the general population may have a bipolar disorder. These estimates represent a rapid trajectory of increase compared to estimates a decade ago.