The Chemistry of Love

Larry J. Young, Director, Center for Translational Social Neuroscience, Emory University explores the chemistry in the brain that ...

Aug 15

Categories: Happiness, Relationships & Marriage

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Poor sleep quality associated with increased suicide risk in older ...

Reported poor sleep quality, independent of a depressed mood, appears to be associated with an increased risk for suicide in older adults.

Aug 14

Categories: Depression, Sleep Disorders, Suicide Prevention

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Pioneering online treatment for people with Bipolar Disorder

The first effective web-based treatment for Bipolar Disorder based on the latest research evidence has been developed by psychologists.

Aug 14

Categories: Bipolar, Mood Swings / Bipolar

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OCD Linked With Broad Impairments in Executive Function

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.

Aug 14

Categories: Obsessions & Compulsions (OCD)

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ADHD, substance abuse and conduct disorder develop from the same ...

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 ...

Aug 13

Categories: Addictions, Adult ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ...

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Robin Williams, Bipolar Sufferer, Dead at 63 Due to Suicide

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.

Aug 13

Categories: Bipolar, Depression, Mood Swings / Bipolar

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PTSD and Notch developmental pathway

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.

Aug 12

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

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Eating Baked or Broiled Fish Weekly Boosts Brain Health

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.

Aug 12

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Mental Health in Asia

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One year on from the Boston Marathon bombing, caregivers still ...

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.

Aug 12

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Anxiety, Caregiver Issues / ...

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Will losing weight really make you happier?

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.

Aug 11

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Depression, Happiness

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Elderly with depression, mild cognitive impairment more vulnerable to ...

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 ...

Aug 11

Categories: Depression, Post Partum Depression

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How we form habits and change existing ones

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 ...

Aug 11

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Identity Problems, Life ...

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Why everyone should take vacation

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?

Aug 9

Categories: Happiness, Stress Management

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The 1 Question to Ask to Identify a Narcissist

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 ...

Aug 9

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Obamacare Helps Young Adults Get Mental Health Treatment

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 ...

Aug 8

Categories: Adult psychological development, Mental Health in Asia, Mental Health ...

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