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Breathe. Exhale. Repeat: The Benefits of Controlled Breathing

Breathe. Exhale. Repeat: The Benefits of Controlled Breathing by Lesley Alderman, Nov 9, 2016, TheNew York Times   Controlled breathing reduces stress and comforts the body.

How Walking in Nature Changes the Brain

How Walking in Nature Changes the Brain by Gretchen Reynolds, The New York Times, July 22, 2015 A walk in the park may soothe the mind and, in the process, change the workings of our brains in ways that improve our mental health.

A Firm Grasp on Comfort

A Firm Grasp on Comfort by Perri Klass, MD  The New York Times March 11,2013 Blankies and lovies — transitional object — serve a crucial purpose, easing stress as children, even young adults, come into their own.

Biological Consequences and Transgenerational Impact of Violence and Abuse

Biological Consequences and Transgenerational Impact of Violence and Abuse By Gretchen N. Neigh,Ph.D., Lorie A. Ritschel, Ph.D., and Charles B. Nemeroff, MD, Ph.D., Psychiatric Times, 11/17/10 Numerous biological theories have been proposed to explain the potent and robust effects of ELS [Early Life Stress] on mental and physical health outcomes. One such theory, the diathesis-stress […]

A Prescription for Abdominal Pain: Due Diligence

A Prescription for Abdominal Pain: Due Diligence by Perri Klass, The New York Times, November 22, 2010 The diagnostic term for this common and perplexing condition is “functional abdominal pain”: recurrent stomachaches, as the American Academy of Pediatrics put it in 2005, with no “anatomic, metabolic, infectious, inflammatory or neoplastic disorder” to explain them…. The […]

At Risk From the Womb

At Risk From the Womb By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF New York Times Sunday Opinion 10/2/10 Some people think we’re shaped primarily by genes. Others believe that the environment we grow up in is most important. But now evidence is mounting that a third factor is also critical: our uterine environment before we’re even born. Researchers […]

Resilience, Stress, and the Neurobiology of Aging

Resilience, Stress, and the Neurobiology of Aging by Helen Lavretsky, MD, MS, Psychiatric Times,  September 2010 …A coherent pattern of individual characteristics associated with resilience and successful adaptation has emerged. Salient characteristics include commitment, dynamism, humor in the face of adversity, patience, optimism, faith, and altruism.24 There are emotional and cognitive aspects of resilience that […]