Game app to monitor teenage suicide risk

The battle against teenage suicide has entered the digital age as a Hong Kong company is developing a game app to identify at-risk teenagers. Mark Altosaar, who has a background in education technology, and Jamie Chiu, a doctoral candidate in ...

Feb 2

Categories: Mental Health in Asia, Suicide Prevention, Teenage Issues

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Broken hearts are real: study finds loss of a loved one does lead to ...

Traumatic life events such as bereavement can impact on physical as well as mental health, according to work led by Scottish researchers who found that losing a partner or family member does not just impact on levels of anxiety and depression, but ...

Feb 2

Categories: Ending a relationship issues, Relationships & Marriage

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Moving Pictures or Movie?

Movies = Moving image on the screen Do you know that the sense of motion is created by your brain from a series of static images? Typical movies, for example, flash 24 frames per second. Somehow, the brain takes the changes from one frame to the ...

Jan 31

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Want to ace your exam?

Why all-nighters don't work: How sleep, memory go hand-in-hand Scientists have long known that sleep, memory and learning are deeply connected but how has remained a mystery. The question is, does the mechanism that promotes sleep also consolidate ...

Jan 31

Categories: Teenage Issues

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Thought of Controlling your Dreams?

Have you ever realised that you were dreaming while you were in a dream? This is also known as lucid dreaming. New research have shown that lucid dreaming leads to better problem-solving abilities. Pbetter problem-solving abilities, new research ...

Jan 31

Categories: Mindfulness

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The Week Your New Year's Resolution to Exercise Dies

People with the noble New Year's resolution to work out or work out more should mark their calendars: That resolve starts to waver in the third week in January, data shows.

Jan 30

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The Personality Factor That Makes Some Violent Criminals So Dangerous

Violent offenders who are also psychopaths are so dangerous because their brains do not learn normally from either punishments or rewards, a new study finds.

Jan 30

Categories: Aggression & Violence

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Yes, Walking Through A Doorway Really Does Make You Forget

More often than I care to admit, I'll walk from one room to another with a clear vision in mind of whatever I need to do once I get there, but then I get there and can't remember why I started. The only thing that happened between my first movement ...

Jan 29

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New biological evidence reveals link between brain inflammation and ...

A new study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) found that the measure of brain inflammation in people who were experiencing clinical depression was increased by 30 per cent.

Jan 29

Categories: Depression

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The Secret to Raising Smart Kids

Our society worships talent, and many people assume that possessing superior intelligence or ability - along with confidence in that ability - is a recipe for success. In fact, however, more than 35 years of scientific investigation suggests that an ...

Jan 29

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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MRIs link impaired brain activity to inability to regulate emotions ...

Tantrums, irritability, self-injury, depression, anxiety. These symptoms are associated with autism, but they’re not considered core symptoms of the disorder. Researchers from the UNC School of Medicine are challenging this assertion. They have ...

Jan 28

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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More young people seek help for depression

SINGAPORE - Depression is hitting young people hard, and a growing number are choosing to seek help. The Institute of Mental Health (IMH) helped 600 people aged 20 to 29 last year, compared with 550 the year before. Similarly, the National ...

Jan 28

Categories: Depression, Teenage Issues

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To help Children with ADHD improve academic performance, combine ...

Aca­d­e­mic prob­lems are extremely com­mon in chil­dren with ADHD and often the issue that leads to refer­ral for an ADHD eval­u­a­tion. Unfor­tu­nately, the sig­nif­i­cant aca­d­e­mic strug­gles that many chil­dren with ADHD ...

Jan 28

Categories: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

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Testosterone helps to bind antidepressants in the brain

Female sex hormones have a strong effect on the psyche. This has been confirmed by numerous scientific studies and by phenomena such as the "baby blues", a bout of low mood following childbirth, or recurrent mood swings that occur prior to ...

Jan 27

Categories: Depression

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"Autisms" a More Appropriate Term than "Autism," Geneticists Say

There are so many different genetic forms of autism that using the singular term, autism, is misleading, researchers say. "We believe a better term to use is 'the autisms,' or 'the autism spectrum disorders' (that is, plural)," Dr. Stephen W. ...

Jan 27

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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