Even as medical science and quality of life continues to increase our life spans, it seems as though many of us are not really living the life we're given. Too often we are caught in the "busy" trap, running, running, running - but never getting much of anywhere. But how would you live ...
Date Posted: June 30, 2014
Research published today in PLOS ONE by researchers at the University of Warwick indicates that sleep problems are associated with worse memory and executive function in older people.
Categories: Sleep DisordersGO
A new study suggests standing during meetings indirectly benefits work performance in organizations where knowledge working is key to productivity. It found that compared with sitting, groups who held meetings standing up were more excited and less ...
Categories: Workplace IssuesGO
At age 17, Anthony Rosner of London, England, was a hero in the World of Warcraft online gaming community. He built empires, led raids, and submerged himself in a fantasy world that seemingly fulfilled his every need. Meanwhile, his real life was ...
Categories: Child DevelopmentGO
SINGAPORE - Someone has allegedly got himself discharged from the army by feigning depression. Many Singaporeans would have taken the person's Facebook confession with a pinch of salt. "Not easy to feign depression," said Ang Yong Guan, a retired ...
The improvement of the condition of schizophrenia is strongly linked to family involvement in the life of the schizophrenic. Family members can ease the difficulties of this serious mental illness in ways that people outside the family system cannot.
Categories: Family Problems, SchizophreniaGO
Adults with the autism spectrum condition known as Asperger Syndrome are nine times more likely to experience suicidal thoughts than people from the UK general population, according to the first large-scale clinical study of its kind.
Categories: Asperger's Syndrome, Suicide PreventionGO
The rise of CBT has been welcomed by many as safe, effective alternative to drug treatments for mental illness. However, there are also fears that CBT has grown too dominant, crowding out other less structured, more time consuming forms of ...
Categories: Cognitive Behavioral TherapyGO
"Tired" is a slippery word. There's physically tired: heavy limbs, moving through metaphorical mud, or drowsy eyes. But there's also emotionally tired: lack of motivation, feeling unable to deal, and the most common: "I just don't feel like it."
Categories: Anxiety, Caregiver Issues / Stress, Depression, Workplace IssuesGO
We've all been told that men think about you-know-what far too often - every seven seconds, by some accounts. Most of us have entertained this idea for long enough to be skeptical. However, rather than merely wonder about whether this is true, stop ...
Categories: Addictions, Sexual Problems / Sex TherapyGO
Certain bacteria found in the dirt near coca plants are powered by an enzyme that eats cocaine. Unfortunately, the enzyme breaks down quickly at body temperature, meaning it can't be used to treat human overdoses or addiction. Now, though, ...
When was the last time you were bored - truly bored - and didn-t instantly spring to fill your psychic emptiness by checking Facebook or Twitter or Instagram? The last time you stood in line at the store or the boarding gate or the theater and ...
Do you jump to help the less fortunate, cry during sad movie scenes, or tweet and post the latest topics and photos that excite or move you? If yes, you may be among the 20 percent of our population that is genetically pre-disposed to empathy, ...
Categories: Emotional Intelligence, Empathy, Sensitivity to CriticismGO
The spread of super-resistant bacteria means the science of hand-washing behaviour has become a serious business. Psychologists have stepped up to the plate. Bowl, I should say. By hiding in toilet cubicles for a new study, they've observed how long ...
Paying attention or mindfulness comes naturally to all of us and is our birth right yet many humans have to be taught all over again how to stay anchored and undistracted in the present moment. This has presumably always been the case but in the ...
Categories: Adult ADHD, MindfulnessGO
According to the World Health Organization, such mood disorders as depression affect some 10% of the world's population and are associated with a heavy burden of disease. That is why numerous scientists around the world have invested a great deal of ...