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New research from Queen’s University, Canada has demonstrated that strong relationships between two people can help ease stress when individuals are faced with difficult situations. The researchers used adolescent young women in stressful situations who were physically close to their mothers.
Prior to the situational stress, they were asked to rate their emotional closeness with their mothers. During the situation they either held their mother’s hand or didn’t. The researchers found that those adolescent girls who were physically close to their mother and held their hands, were able to handle the stress more effectively, as evaluated by sensors placed on their skin measuring levels of perspiration.Read more
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The results of a study by researchers from the University Of Warwick Medical School studying over 2,000 students demonstrated that adolescents who had at least five mentally healthy friends were at significantly less risk for developing depression and had twice the potential for recovering from depression.
This means that depression is not contagious but happiness is. It meant that while depression would not spread, having friends who had a healthy mood would halve the probability of developing depression or double the probability of recovering over a six to twelve month period.Read more