Bullied Mice Show Brain Reacts to Stress

News One - Your News Leader: "Now scientists watching big mice intimidate small ones have discovered the stress spurs genetic changes in the brain — a finding that may help research into depression and other mental illnesses."

. . . ya think?

you want to know about bullying?

try a customer service job where you'd be squeezed between irate/exasperated customers and management's theory that the best customer service may be achieved by the measurement of every indicator from the tone of your voice to your anal temperature.

the afore-mentioned measurements taken, stop-watch in hand during concealed over-the-line monitoring, as you read off a script {word for word} that rarely has anything to do with what the customer wants and is likely to be an unwarranted sales-pitch.

The Indianapolis Star, among others, gave us the down-low on job-related stress:

Is your paycheck worth all the stress? - The Clarion-Ledger: "Surveys consistently reveal that half or more of American workers feel stressed. One quarter cite their jobs as the major stressor in their lives, according to a Northwestern National Life survey. Three-quarters believe workers today face more on-the-job stress than a generation ago, Princeton Survey Research Associates found."

ok, so mice and men are stressed by bullying, and stress is unhealthy . . . so why not further experiment on the effects on mice of being under-health-insured?

or, lay-off a bunch of mice and see what happens. betcha they eat their young.



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