Can we tell if someone is lying?

Most people are not good at detecting a lie, as they focus their attention on behavioral cues. For example, to tell if someone is lying, we tend to look out for signs of nervousness. However, such cues may not exist, or may not be observable.

Aug 1


Lack of a Single Molecule May Indicate Severe and Treatment-Resistant ...

Researchers find that a deficiency of acetyl-L-carnitine is associated with a particular subtype of depression. Individuals with very low levels of this molecule often have highly severe symptoms and don't respond to traditional antidepressants.

Jul 31

Categories: Depression


Children with autism have a different brain pathway

Children with autism have a social reward circuit that is different from healthy children. During an MRI scan conducted, scientists discovered that the social rewards circuit of children with autism is not as active.

Jul 28

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders


Therapy Dogs Effective in Reducing Symptoms of ADHD

Researchers have found therapy dogs to be effective in reducing the symptoms of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children.

Jul 26

Categories: Adult ADHD, Child and/or Adolescent Issues


Do you know what is Anxiety?

Anxiety is one of the most commonly reported mental state among people who seek psychological help. Due to gene-environment interactions, there is no single cause of anxiety.

Jul 25

Categories: Anxiety


A Gene Required For Addictive Behavior

Cocaine can have a devastating effect on people. It directly stimulates the brain's reward center, and, more importantly, induces long-term changes to the reward circuitry that are responsible for addictive behaviors. Scientists have now uncovered ...

Jul 21

Categories: Addictions, Drug Addiction


ADHD Drugs Do Not Improve Cognition in Healthy Students

Contrary to popular belief across college campuses, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medications may fail to improve cognition in healthy students and can actually impair functioning.

Jul 21

Categories: Adult ADHD


Childhood Adversity Increases Susceptibility to Addiction Via Immune ...

Childhood adversity permanently alters the peripheral and central immune systems, increasing the sensitivity of the body's immune response to cocaine, reports a new study.

Jul 19

Categories: Addictions, Drug Addiction


Machine Learning Helps Predict Treatment Outcomes of Schizophrenia

Researchers have used artificial intelligence to help identify patients suffering from schizophrenia and to ascertain if they would respond to treatment.

Jul 19

Categories: Schizophrenia


Sportsmen with ADHD who experienced concussion are more proned to ...

This year, the American Academy of Neurology's Sports Concussion Conference in Indianapolis revealed their finding that sportsmen who have suffered from a concussion are more prone to the development of anxiety and depression, as compared to average ...

Jul 16


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


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 ...


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


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


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, ...