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The Secret History Behind The Science Of Stress

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by barbc56, Jul 8, 2014.

  1. barbc56

    barbc56 Senior Member

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    This is absolutly fascinating.

    It involves Big Tobacco and for me, as I would think for others it''s new information. Who would have thought, the research about stress and type A behavior was started by Big Tobacco and for nefarious reasons.

    http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/07/07/325946892/the-secret-history-behind-the-science-of-stress

    While, I'm not sure if this invaladates all research on stress, the article is not only eye opening but also a refreshing look at reseach about stress and the fact that it may not be as big a contributor to health as previously thought.

    It will be interesting to see how if this impacts, if any, future studies or how the medical profession views "stress related illnesses.

    Barb

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    Small correction - Eysenck was a psychologist, not a psychiatrist (ie not a medical doctor).
     
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    Thanks - whoops. He was at the Institute of Psychiatry, so I'm going to be forgiving of myself on that one.
     
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    The Type A stuff and its linkage to heart disease has been debunked. Also stuff about personality and cancer, and behavioral therapies and cancer. Consider--everyone's going to die, and those are two principal exits, so there are going to be a lot of personality types using the same doors.

    I believe Selye's work was limited to physiological stress, not what we today call "stress".

    He did lots of good work--he was obviously not a total shill for Big Tobacco. These days, many if not most scientific publications request that authors reveal their source of funds.
     
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    i wonder if the psychobabblers said stress was a cause of cancer because way back they didnt know much about it, just like ME now?
     

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