When Barack Hussein is finally out of the WH, I think our stress levels will all dramatically improve…
Via Times of Israel:
Adult life can be stressful, and many of us are not sure what to do about it. Well-meaning advice from friends and acquaintances like “just relax!” doesn’t necessarily help because the more we try to relax, the more stressed we get when we don’t succeed. Taking a seaside vacation is not always an option. Yet the stakes are high: Chronic stress raises our risk of infection, heart disease, obesity, diabetes, arthritis and pain.
A recent study by researchers at Tel Aviv University has confirmed that for many of us, stress is not something we can simply snap out of. About 40 percent of a group of healthy young patients had trouble regaining their composure 20 minutes after a stressful event in a laboratory. This lingering stress was not merely subjective but rather a physiological response clearly visible in fMRI scans and blood tests.
The Tel Aviv team, led by Cognitive Neuroscience professor Talma Hendler and Dr. Noam Shomron of TAU’s Sagol School of Neuroscience and Sackler School of Medicine, say that the study’s findings can be used to develop a blood test measuring how well a patient regulates stress. If the blood test discovers that a person regulates stress poorly, the researchers expect to develop methods to train them to “just relax” at will….
Noam Shomron says he hopes a drug company or diagnostic company develops a blood test using the results of their study, although it could take several years to receive FDA approval. He imagines people taking the test before deciding to go into a high-stress job, like firefighter or kindergarten teacher.
But won’t such a test label people as “poor stress regulators” and prevent them from pushing themselves or trying new things?
“The idea is not to label people,” says Vaisvaser, “just to help them. We definitely believe in plasticity, that the brain changes over time.”
“You can train your brain to come out of stress,” says Shomron….