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Modulating stress circuits

Feb. 14, 2019—Danny Winder and colleagues demonstrate an interaction between two signaling pathways — and its impact on the activity of neurons that respond to stress.

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Awards bolster investigators’ bipolar disorders research

Jul. 19, 2018—Two Vanderbilt University researchers have been awarded Blake A. Jenkins Discovery Awards in support of basic and/or translational research into bipolar disorder and related conditions with an emphasis on early detection, intervention and utilizing brain imaging.

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My Southern Health: Male bonding is good for your health

Feb. 9, 2018—Dr. Nathaniel Clark, associate professor of clinical psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, explains his study indicating that male bonding may reduce your stress or help you adapt to stressful situations.

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Research study: Looking for ways to reduce stress in your family?

Jan. 25, 2018—Vanderbilt Kennedy Center's Helping Families Cope with Stress Study aims to promote children's healthy adjustment by teaching your family about the nature and effects of stress. Research participants are needed.

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Stress may switch on bone “mets”

Aug. 9, 2017—New findings could explain the link between chronic stress and reduced survival in women diagnosed with breast cancer, and could lead to new strategies to improve treatment outcomes.

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Research participants sought: Parents, children and the effects of stress

Jun. 8, 2017—Your family may be eligible to participate in a research study at Vanderbilt University that aims to help parents and children regarding the effects of stress.

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Vanderbilt psychiatrist renews call to find the place ‘between Hallmark and heartache’ during the holidays

Dec. 16, 2015—Vanderbilt psychiatrist Judith Akin, M.D., who frequently counsels people who are having a hard time through the holidays, has a quick guideline: set a course “between Hallmark and heartache” and aim to have a “pretty good little Christmas.” In other words, she says, don’t strive for the perfect (you won’t achieve it), and recognize and...

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Overactive stress response in obesity

Nov. 7, 2014—An overactive stress response contributes to the development of insulin resistance in obese individuals, and blocking it may be therapeutically beneficial.

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Reversing stress-induced anxiety

Jul. 21, 2014—Augmenting the signals of natural “endocannabinoids” in the brain may be a promising approach for treating mood and anxiety disorders.

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“Between Hallmark and heartache”: Vanderbilt psychiatrist offers tips for how to have a pretty good Christmas

Dec. 19, 2013—During the holidays, the goal should be to set the course somewhere “between Hallmark and heartache,” a Vanderbilt psychiatrist says. In other words, don’t strive for the perfect (you won’t achieve it), and recognize and deal head-on with some of the stressors of the season. Judith Akin, M.D., assistant clinical professor of Psychiatry at Vanderbilt...

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Stress circuitry key to drug relapse

Jul. 22, 2011—Brain systems involved in the body’s stress response may drive drug relapse.

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