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Stress and Depression is Linked to HPV-related Health Problems

Stress and Depression is Linked to HPV-related Health Problems

A new research study suggests that stress and depression may play a key role warding off an HPV, human papillomavirus, infection. This type of infection can linger in a woman’s system for a long time and eventually lead to cervical cancer.

The study examined over 300 women through a period of 11 years, having them undergo a test for HPV every six month and also recording their stress levels or if they felt depressed.

Under normal circumstances, the body often fights off the infection within a couple of years. However, researchers found that women who felt depressed or stressed had a greater likeliness to having an active, or persistent, HPV infection.

Read the full article here: Stress and Depression is Linked to HPV-related Health Problems


Carbs and Depression

Carbs and Depression It’s well known that refined carbohydrates and sugar affect insulin production and promote inflammation. But the negative health effects don’t stop there. Researchers also discovered that a diet high in sugar and carbs may increase the risk for depression – particularly in women. The study team investigated information gathered from some 70,000… Continue Reading

Vulnerability – The Birthplace of Happiness? All too many people try to minimize, avoid, or deny their failings in an attempt to keep from admitting their vulnerability. It’s a futile attempt. The awareness of our vulnerability starts often early in life with wounds from hardship, stress, and perhaps trauma. It gets compounded with continued stresses… Continue Reading

What If Mental Health Was Brain Health? Regrettably, the issue of mental health disorders continues to be shrouded in misunderstanding and stigma. Because people do not want to be seen as crazy, stupid, or defective, fewer than half of those suffering from mental health problems every seek the help they need. One strategy to overcome… Continue Reading

Whose Business? Focusing On What We Can Control Therapy All too often, we are worried about the things we cannot control – be that about ourselves or someone else. The truth is, we can only change ourselves, not others. And, at times, even changing ourselves is very difficult. So, why get stuck on things we cannot… Continue Reading

Parents Need to Understand the Growing Problem of Mental Health Suicides in Young People Lamentably, many parents don’t know much about mental health issues in young people. Some might think their children are only looking for attention with their complaints. Others dismiss their children’s claims altogether. Yet, it’s vital that parents take these issues seriously.… Continue Reading

Two in Five Formerly Depressed Adults Are Happy, Flourishing A new study reports that about 39% of depressed adults can achieve complete mental health – including almost daily happiness, positive psychological well-being, and freedom of suicidal thoughts and substance. This provides a message of hope for those struggling with depression. Researchers found that those who… Continue Reading

Work More, Stress More: Most Americans Aren’t Taking the Vacation They’ve Earned It’s clear that stress has a negative effect on health, even increasing the risk of heart and liver disease. One of the major sources of stress can be work. But while many know it’s healthy to periodically disengage from one’s everyday routines, most… Continue Reading

Trauma Induces More Alcohol Craving Than Stress Among Veterans With PTSD and Co-occurring Alcohol Dependence

Trauma Induces More Alcohol Craving Than Stress Among Veterans With PTSD and Co-occurring Alcohol Dependence Alcohol dependence and post traumatic stress disorder are two of the most common disorders affecting American military veterans. They often occur together, but the relationship symptoms, cravings, and relapse rate are not very well understood. A new study is exploring… Continue Reading

Changes in Brain Networks May Help Youth Adapt to Childhood Adversity

Changes in Brain Networks May Help Youth Adapt to Childhood Adversity About two-thirds of young people will experience childhood adversity and stress by the time they reach the age of 18. Up until now, research on this subject has mainly focused on how these adversities cause mood disorders. In the course of these studies, researchers… Continue Reading



Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, or DBT, is an evidence-based mental health treatment developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan and her colleagues at the University of Washington. The efficacy of DBT is supported by extensive research about what works to help people overcome emotional pain.

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