Worldwide and in Singapore, statistics point towards a worrying growth trend in the number of people with depression. Many of them feel "alone and afraid", as Mr Williams felt, he admitted in an interview with The Guardian newspaper in 2010.
Date Posted: August 15, 2014
Categories: Mental Health in AsiaGO
Larry J. Young, Director, Center for Translational Social Neuroscience, Emory University explores the chemistry in the brain that ...
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Reported poor sleep quality, independent of a depressed mood, appears to be associated with an increased risk for suicide in older adults.
Categories: Depression, Sleep Disorders, Suicide PreventionGO
The first effective web-based treatment for Bipolar Disorder based on the latest research evidence has been developed by psychologists.
Categories: Bipolar, Mood Swings / BipolarGO
Neuroimaging data have hinted at a link between OCD and brain areas that contribute to executive function (EF), a group of critical cognitive abilities that regulate lower-level cognitive processes.
Categories: Obsessions & Compulsions (OCD)GO
Researchers at the University of Montreal and CHU Sainte-Justine Research Centre have traced the origins of ADHD, substance abuse and conduct disorder, and found that they develop from the same neurocognitive deficits, which in turn explains why ...
Categories: Addictions, Adult ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ...GO
Robin Williams has long been a sufferer of bipolar disorder, a mental illness where the person fluctuates between episodes of extreme energy, focus and productivity (mania) and severe depression.
Categories: Bipolar, Depression, Mood Swings / BipolarGO
Researchers at Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, have learned that the molecule Notch, critical in many processes during embryonic development, is also involved in fear memory formation.
Categories: Complex PTSD, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / ...GO
Eating baked or broiled fish once a week is good for the brain, regardless of how much omega-3 fatty acid it contains, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Mental Health in AsiaGO
Nearly a year after the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, hospital staff, first responders and medical volunteers who cared for the injured and dying were still struggling to put the experience behind them.
Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Anxiety, Caregiver Issues / ...GO
Although physical health is significantly improved by weight loss, the effects of losing weight on mental health are less clear, according to a new study by University College London researchers in the UK.
Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Depression, HappinessGO
eople who develop depression and mild cognitive impairment (MCI) after age 65 are more likely to have biological and brain imaging markers that reflect a greater vulnerability for accelerated brain aging, according to a study conducted by ...
Categories: Depression, Post Partum DepressionGO
Much of our daily lives are taken up by habits that we've formed over our lifetime. An important characteristic of a habit is that it's automatic - we don't always recognize habits in our own behavior. Studies show that about 40 percent of people's ...
Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Identity Problems, Life ...GO
What if taking vacation not only made you healthier and happier, as a number of studies have shown, but everyone around you? And what if everybody took vacation at the same time? Would life be better, not just for you, but for the entire society?
Categories: Happiness, Stress ManagementGO
If you suspect someone in your life is a narcissist, there may be an incredibly straightforward way to confirm your suspicions: Just ask them. New research published in PLOS ONE suggests that simply asking narcissists to out themselves can be ...
Despite all the hype and hand-wringing done over Obamacare — aka the Affordable Care Act — there's a lot of good coming already from its implementation. And if some politicians want to undo this good, they may find themselves up against an ...
Categories: Adult psychological development, Mental Health in Asia, Mental Health ...GO