Johns Hopkins researchers say they have discovered a chemical alteration in a single human gene linked to stress reactions that, if confirmed in larger studies, could give doctors a simple blood test to reliably predict a person’s risk of attempting suicide.
Date Posted: August 2, 2014
Categories: Suicide PreventionGO
A study of high school students has shed new light on the links between insomnia-related mental health conditions among teens. "People with insomnia find it difficult to fall asleep or stay asleep for as long as they need to. This is a widespread ...
Categories: Anxiety, Depression, Teenage IssuesGO
When a patient with schizophrenia hears voices in their head, is the experience shaped by the culture they live in? Tanya Luhrmann and her colleagues investigated by interviewing twenty people diagnosed with schizophrenia living in San Mateo, ...
Two years ago, on one of Danielle Hark's worst days, something different happened. "I was literally on the bathroom floor, bawling," she said. "But I picked up my phone and started taking pictures - paint peeling on the door, reflections in the ...
Flight phobia is on the rise in the country following a spate of air disasters. Malaysian Mental Health Association president Assoc Prof Datuk Dr Andrew Mohanraj said he had treated more patients who confessed to a fear for flying following the ...
People choosing between two or more equally positive outcomes experience paradoxical feelings of pleasure and anxiety, feelings associated with activity in different regions of the brain, according to research led by Amitai Shenhav, an associate ...
Categories: Anxiety, Social Anxiety / PhobiaGO
People's emotional reactions and desires in initial romantic encounters determine the fate of a potential relationship. Responsiveness may be one of those initial "sparks" necessary to fuel sexual desire and land a second date. However, it may not ...
Categories: Communication Disorders Problems, Sexual Problems / Sex TherapyGO
It seems common practice. After a long day at work, sometimes you just want to turn on the TV or play a video game to relax, decompress. This is supposed to make you feel better. But a recent study found that people who had high stress levels after ...
Categories: Caregiver Issues / Stress, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / ...GO
In these economic times, we could all use a little advice on how to spend our money wisely.
Categories: Compulsive Spending / ShoppingGO
A study of 54 children who had received an independent diagnosis of Dyslexia revealed that they all showed evidence of immature motor skills and related difficulties on a range of standardised neurological tests. These findings suggest that physical ...
When a person experiences a devastating loss or tragic event, why does every detail seem burned into memory; whereas, a host of positive experiences simply fade away?
Since the advent of the deadline, procrastinators have suffered society's barbs for putting off until later what needs doing now. But it turns out that many people appear to be finishing things sooner than they need to get them done. They are ...
Material items designed to create or enhance an experience, also known as "experiential products," can make shoppers just as happy as life experiences, according to new research from San Francisco State University.
New research shows that we can weaken and even undo practised habits by deliberately deciding to forget them.
Over the last half century, the global food industry has profoundly changed the way we eat. While we understand how these dietary changes have impacted physical health, their effect on mental well-being is only now being realised.
Researchers from the University of Murcia have studied the changes in the brain that are associated with impulsiveness, a personality trait that causes difficulties in inhibiting a response in the face of a stimulus and leads to unplanned actions ...
Categories: Inattention, Impulsivity, & Hyperactivity (ADHD)GO