Stigma and Schizophrenia - A Predetermination of Failure

Stigma surrounding schizophrenia is a circumstance of mental illness that the newly diagnosed schizophrenic may not initially perceive or anticipate. To my knowledge, many schizophrenics initially speak of their mental illnesses publicly to ...

Dec 1

Categories: Schizophrenia

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Why sadness lasts longer than other emotions

Staying positive can feel like an uphill battle. No wonder: when Philippe Verduyn and Saskia Lavrijsen asked over 200 high-school students (average age 17) to reminisce about the duration of their recent emotional experiences, they found that ...

Nov 29

Categories: Depression

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Mindfulness treatment as effective as CBT for depression and anxiety

Group mindfulness treatment is as effective as individual cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) in patients with depression and anxiety, according to a new study from Lund University in Sweden and Region Skåne. This is the first randomised study to ...

Nov 29

Categories: Anxiety, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Depression, Mindfulness

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Grappling with a weighty issue

The number of young people suffering from eating disorders has risen significantly in the past decade and is still climbing. New cases at Singapore General Hospital (SGH), the only hospital to have an exclusive eating disorder programme here, have ...

Nov 28

Categories: Eating Disorders, Mental Health in Asia

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"Trigger" for stress processes discovered in the brain

At the Center for Brain Research at the MedUni Vienna an important factor for stress has been identified in collaboration with the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm (Sweden). This is the protein secretagogin that plays an important role in the ...

Nov 28

Categories: Stress Management

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Prehistoric conflict hastened human brain's capacity for collaboration

Warfare not only hastened human technological progress and vast social and political changes, but may have greatly contributed to the evolutionary emergence of humans' high intelligence and ability to work together toward common goals, according to ...

Nov 27

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The Mystery of Left-Handedness

Until recently, left-handedness was a matter of great prejudice, and in many cultures, it was common to force left-handed children to write with their right hand. Throughout the world, the prevalence of left-handedness is highly variable, ranging ...

Nov 27

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Have You Heard? Gossip Is Actually Good and Useful

Talking behind other people's backs may not always be nice, but sometimes it can help promote cooperation and self-improvement.

Nov 27

Categories: Workplace Issues

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A Mouse Experiment Suggests How We Might One Day Sleep Off Toxic ...

Memories of our daily experience are formed, often during sleep, by inscribing - or "consolidating" - a record of what happened into neural tissue. Joy at the birth of a child or terror in response to a violent personal assault. A bad memory, once ...

Nov 26

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

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When Korea imposed a limit on working hours, did it make people ...

Across different professions, many people are familiar with the sense of having to deliver more with less, meaning clocking-off time falls later and later. One way to protect workers' rights, and look after their wellbeing, is to introduce working ...

Nov 26

Categories: Mental Health in Asia, Workplace Issues

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Sleep and Obesity

Thanks to the obesity epidemic, we've seen an explosion of research on the problem of excess weight and the physiological mechanisms of weight control. It has turned out that body weight balance is far from the simple arithmetic of "calories in" and ...

Nov 26

Categories: Eating Disorders, Sleep Disorders

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Schizophrenia May Be Triggered by Excess Protein

A gene associated with schizophrenia plays a role in brain development and may help to explain the biological process of the disease, according to new Rutgers research.

Nov 26

Categories: Schizophrenia

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Yes, It's Possible To Be Both An Introvert And An Extravert

We love to proudly label ourselves as introverts or extraverts. If the Internet has anything to say about it, introverts particularly enjoy categorizing themselves as such and connecting with fellow introverts (virtually, not in person of course) ...

Nov 25

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How to Maximize the 2 Most Productive Hours of the Day

Wake up, smell the coffee, and get right to work. That should be your new mantra to start the day, according to Dan Ariely, a Duke University professor of psychology and behavioral economics.

Nov 25

Categories: Workplace Issues

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Bad marriage, broken heart?

Older couples in a bad marriage - particularly female spouses - have a higher risk for heart disease than those in a good marriage, finds the first nationally representative study of its kind.

Nov 24

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Relationships & Marriage

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