A less stigmatising view of ADHD

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD) is like an iceberg. The symptoms of ADHD such as impulsivity, hyper activeness, inability to pay attention, are but the tip of the iceberg.

Jul 14

Categories: Adult ADHD, Mental Health in Asia

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Parents with Severe Childhood Trauma More Likely to Have Kids with ...

Parents who faced severe trauma and stress in their own childhood are more likely to see behavioral health problems in their children.

Jul 13

Categories: Oppositional & Defiant Behavior in Children & Teens, Post ...

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Faking a mental illness to escape prison

A new law in the Assembly Bill 1810 was passed, and this allows those who commit any sorts of crime to evade serving prison time if they are diagnosed with a mental disorder during trial. The defendant will then be assessed and receive counselling, ...

Jul 11

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Is there another way to diagnose mental disorders?

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM V) is used by psychologists to diagnose people with mental disorders. One limitation of using the DSM V for diagnosis is the fact that it is categorical, and does not consider mental ...

Jul 9

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues

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Trauma is a shift in self concept

Many people refer to the traumatic event as the trauma itself, but trauma refers to something more fundamental than that. The same traumatic event can have varying impacts on different people, leading to the idea that trauma goes beyond the event ...

Jul 6

Categories: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex PTSD, ...

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How can periodic starvation be good?

Contrary to popular beliefs about the negative effects of starvation, Intermittent fasting have been found to have tremendous benefits to the body. According to research done by Dr Mark Mattson, a senior scientist at NIH, fasting accelerates healing ...

Jul 6

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues

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Why You Should Keep Exercising if You Struggle with Depression

Middle-aged people with high fitness levels are 56 percent less likely to eventually die from heart disease following a depression diagnosis.

Jul 4

Categories: Depression

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For Many Kids, Anxiety Persists Into Adulthood Even With Treatment

New research suggests an expanded review of pediatric anxiety disorders is necessary as successful treatment of anxiety issues in childhood may not extend to young adulthood.

Jul 4

Categories: Anxiety, Child and/or Adolescent Issues

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How to overcome shame in seeking help?

Shame is commonly experienced by people with addictions, and can be a roadblock to recovery from mental disorders. Being ashamed of oneself can hinder self-acceptance and getting help. People feel ashamed of themselves when they feel inadequate and ...

Jul 3

Categories: Addictions, Mental Health in Asia, Self-Confidence

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Foods that help alleviate depression

According to studies done by BMC medicine and other laboratories, a correlation between food and mood has been discovered. This led to an increase in the study of "nutritional psychology" to find out more on how to alleviate mental disorders such as ...

Jun 30

Categories: Depression

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Less Than A Quarter of Youths Previously Treated with Anxiety ...

For most of affected youth, anxiety disorders are chronic, even after a successful course of evidence-based treatments, a new study finds.

Jun 29

Categories: Anxiety, Child and/or Adolescent Issues

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How to identify suicidal vocabulary?

Many of us are prone to the hindsight bias, in which we think about how the outcome would be different if we did something differently. It is possible to identify suicidal ideation based on the words used by the person. Most people who are suicidal ...

Jun 28

Categories: Suicide Prevention

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Patients with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Respond Differently to ...

A new neurobiological marker have have just been found to help recognize patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Jun 27

Categories: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex PTSD

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Learning

A new study has found that adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) have widespread learning and memory problems.

Jun 26

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Obsessions & Compulsions (OCD)

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How are PTSD and Eating Disorders linked?

Eating disorders are not merely determined by the amount of food consumed, but mainly by the amount of anxiety and thought processes in the mind. It is viewed by some as an addiction, and a habit of eating that is wired in the brain. There are many ...

Jun 25

Categories: Complex PTSD, Eating Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) ...

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