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Welcome to Yale Stress Center

Stress is known to play a key role in many chronic illnesses including chronic pain, heart disease, diabetes, and some forms of cancer. But there has been relatively little research on how people manage their response to stress by engaging in behaviors that worsen their health, such as smoking, excessive use of alcohol, and over eating.

The Yale Stress Center conducts cutting-edge interdisciplinary research that focuses on developing and testing novel treatments to reverse the destructive effects of stress on integrated brain, body and behaviors. Our goal is to develop new prevention and treatment strategies to decrease the harmful impact of stress on health and increase our ability to regulate stress, promote health and wellness, and have better self-control over addictive behavior.

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