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Stress and Immunity

Stress often feels like a parasite slowly sucking the life and light out of its host. In a country where 6.7 million of its inhabitants ages 15 and up report “most days were ‘quite a bit’ or ‘extremely stressful,’” according to Statistics Canada, it is no wonder there is such a strong focus on health and wellness in Canada. Stress affects Canadians’ health in more ways than most can imagine, and in more people, which Dr. Inna B. Mertsalova has…

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Stress and Health: What you need to know for your well-being

Stress, especially excessive one, occupies a pivotal position within public health all over the world. At the end of 1970s it has been declared that when an individual achieves the threshold of excessive stress, he/she might experience dramatic psychological changes related to either mental or physical health problems (U.S. Public Health Service, 1979). One of the recent reports, that touched the issue of stress as mental illness, introduced the notion of the disability-adjusted year (DALY) for calculating the number of…

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The Solving Life’s Problems Workbook

In Press The Solving Life’s Problems Workbook offers you a self-help way to acquire skills necessary at the moments when you are experiencing difficulties in your life and reacting to the events with symptoms of depression, anxiety, and/or anger. This workbook is aimed at equipping you with tools that will help you manage your life through controlling your emotions and thoughts. All the tools proposed in this workbook are grounded on the principles of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Problem-Solving Therapy…

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My Blog is a source of information based on the most recent findings in stress and health…

My Blog is a source of information based on the most recent findings in stress and health. All the posts are divided in two categories: (1) stress coping and (2) stress and health. Stress coping category includes the information helpful for stress management and stress reduction. In some posts, I am discussing the useful techniques for dealing with stressful situations we sometimes face in our lives. All these techniques have been empirically proven to be quite helpful. Stress and Health…

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