For a long time, people blamed families for causing anorexia and thought they should be left out of treatment. However, a new study suggests that when you involve them, families can be useful, and that more focused family treatment works faster and more cost-effectively for most patients.
Date Posted: September 25, 2014
Categories: Eating DisordersGO
How one thinks about, and deals with, stressful events affect the level of stress and anxiety they feel. Crucially, there are three thinking and behavioural styles which tend to increase the chance someone would experience depression and anxiety: ...
Categories: Anxiety, DepressionGO
Combative parents may impair a child’s ability to recognize and control emotions. Aggression between parents powerfully shape children's emotional adjustment and long-term childhood poverty was also found to negatively influence child emotional ...
Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development, ParentingGO
Some grieving elderly people literally die of a broken heart. This is because grief affects people over the age of 65 more severely, weakening their immune systems and making infection more likely.
Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Stress ManagementGO
University of California, Riverside, researchers discovered the strict Chinese parenting style that advocates less support and more punitive parent techniques might lead to low self-esteem and school adjustment difficulties in children. This ...
Categories: Child Development, ParentingGO
Researchers discovered a person’s significant other played more of a role than close co-workers when it came to pay raises, promotions, and other measures of career success. Research also indicates that having a conscientious spouse appears to be ...
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In a study conducted by psychological scientist Steven J. Frenda of the University of California, Irvine and colleagues, sleep-deprived people who viewed photographs of a crime being committed and then read false information about the photos were ...
Categories: Sleep DisordersGO
A new study published in the journal, Psychological Science, concludes that the minds of teenagers are much more sensitive to rewards than adults and they find it hard to adjust their behaviour when situations change.
Categories: Teenage IssuesGO
The first smartphone app that automatically provides indicators of mental health status has been created by researchers at Dartmouth University in the US state of New Hampshire. The first version is oriented towards students, but they say it’s ...
A new study has found that children who revealed they had been bullied by their brothers or sisters several times a week or more during early adolescence were twice as likely to report being clinically depressed as young adults.
Categories: Child Development, Family ProblemsGO
A recently published study in The Lancet estimated that 40 percent of Americans will develop diabetes in their lifetime - a trend which is largely due to obesity and inactivity. Since the 1990s, some public health professionals have turned their ...
Workplace research through the 20th Century suggested that selecting for intelligence is the best way to identify good performers. General mental ability (GMA), a popular recruitment measure that maps closely to the colloquial meaning of ...
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Why is it that when people are too stressed they are often grouchy, grumpy, nasty, distracted or forgetful? Researchers from the Brain Mind Institute (BMI) at EPFL have just highlighted a fundamental synaptic mechanism that explains the relationship ...
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WE have all had to work on tasks we detest: Calculus homework, for example, is boring and hard. As soon as we start, we feel mentally exhausted, and the quality of our work suffers. Now imagine you are an aspiring architect. Learning how calculus ...
Categories: Happiness, Workplace IssuesGO
This idea - that actions affect feelings - runs counter to how we generally think about our emotions. Ask average folks how emotions work - about the causal relationship between feelings and behavior - and they'll say we smile because we're happy, ...
Dev Drume Agrawal, Shiv Ram Dubey and Anand Singh Jalal of the GLA University, in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, India, suggest that the recognition of emotions by future artificial intelligences, in the form of computers or robots, will provide a missing ...