Seeing ADHD on a spectrum

A new study suggests that there is a natural spectrum of attention function in the general population, with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) at one extreme. If this opinion is accurate the concept has broad implications for ...

Oct 17

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Many women blame poverty on failed relationships

Researchers discovered having children early in life and a troubled romantic relationship are the two most frequently cited reasons when low-income mothers are asked about why they find themselves in poverty. It suggests that policymakers and health ...

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How to keep your kids safe from online bullying

Each day, an estimated 160,000 school kids stay home from school out of fear of bullying. But technology in the form of smart phones and social media has made bullying a 24/7 threat that can occur anywhere — even in safety of a child's home. That ...

Oct 17

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Your typing style can reveal your emotions

While computers outperform humans in most mathematical tasks and can do complex calculations that people never could, there's one area where machines haven't quite achieved humanlike smarts: emotional intelligence. But now, a new computer program ...

Oct 16

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Can shopping help anxiety?

Most people are guilty of emotional spending at one time or another. Whether you partake in retail therapy while you're sad, angry, or happy, you are bound to end up with some unneeded items and an empty wallet. So why do we spend to feel better?

Oct 16

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Teens' mental health linked to parents' understanding of daily ...

New research suggests the better a parent understands the daily experiences of their teen, the better the mental health of the teen. Moreover, having a parent who “gets” a teen’s daily life may influence the way a teen’s body responds to ...

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Is Kindness Physically Attractive?

One of the most robust findings in social psychology is the beauty-is-good stereotype: physically attractive people are perceived and treated more positively than physically unattractive people. But here’s the thing: I have definitely met ...

Oct 15

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Common Anesthetic Procedure Dramatically Improves Well Being of ...

A single application of a common anesthetic procedure could be the answer to alleviating anxiety, depression and psychological pain in those suffering from chronic, extreme post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Oct 15

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

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A brief history of melancholy

Watch this interesting video on the evolution of our understanding of sadness and depression.

Oct 15

Categories: Depression

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Why relationships are crucial to your health and happiness

The number of people who say they have no one with whom to discuss important matters has nearly tripled in the past 30 years. This is troubling because having good connections with others provides a whole host of health and wellness benefits.

Oct 14

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Suicidal thoughts 10 times more likely in adults with Asperger’s

Recent findings highlight a staggering rate of suicidal thoughts among adults with Asperger’s syndrome.

Oct 14

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Gender equality may not carry over to next generation despite benefits

A Swedish study, initiated in the 1970s, emphasized share responsibility among couples for home, family, and work. A recent follow-up shows that the couples’ strive for equality was beneficial not only for the family life but also for the ...

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Gender impacts art appraisals

The value given to a work of art may depend more on the gender of the appraiser than the beauty of the work, according to a new study.

Oct 13

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How the brain repairs itself after a stroke

Researchers in Sweden have found that after a stroke, support cells, known as astrocytes, start to form new nerve cells in the brain. Strokes are caused by blood vessels in the brain getting blocked by a clot — this causes nerve cells to die. The ...

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Kids’ eating problems could warn of mental issues

A new study warns parents that childhood eating problems could predict underlying psychological issues. Researchers at the University of Montreal found that common psychological and physical factors linked to the developmental period, are involved ...

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