Early life stress can leave lasting impacts on the brain

For children, stress can go a long way. A little bit provides a platform for learning, adapting and coping. But a lot of it - chronic, toxic stress like poverty, neglect and physical abuse - can have lasting negative impacts.

Jul 2

Categories: Child Development, Stress Management

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Using Your 5 Senses To Jump-Start The Creative Process

If we use all five senses-scent, sight, sound, touch, and taste - to stimulate our minds while working, then this may spark more creativity.

Jul 2

Categories: Creative Blocks

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The Trauma of Parenthood

EVERYONE knows that being the parent of an infant is hard. There's the sleeplessness, the screaming fits to tend to, the loss of autonomy, the social isolation and the sheer monotony of it. Everyone also knows that there is only one socially ...

Jul 1

Categories: Parenting

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Facebook tinkered with users’ feeds for a massive psychology ...

Scientists at Facebook have published a paper showing that they manipulated the content seen by more than 600,000 users in an attempt to determine whether this would affect their emotional state. The paper, "Experimental evidence of massive-scale ...

Jul 1

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5 Sad Truths About Success And Happiness

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 ...

Jun 30

Categories: Happiness

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Little or poor sleep may be associated with worse brain function when ...

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.

Jun 30

Categories: Sleep Disorders

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Standing during meetings may improve work performance

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 ...

Jun 30

Categories: Workplace Issues

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Game Theory: How do video games affect the developing brains of ...

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 ...

Jun 27

Categories: Child Development

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Can you feign depression?

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 ...

Jun 27

Categories: Depression

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The Family of Schizophrenia

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.

Jun 27

Categories: Family Problems, Schizophrenia

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Adults with Asperger Syndrome at significantly higher risk of ...

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.

Jun 26

Categories: Asperger's Syndrome, Suicide Prevention

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Is it possible to predict who will benefit from cognitive behavioural ...

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 ...

Jun 26

Categories: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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Why Am I So Tired?

"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."

Jun 26

Categories: Anxiety, Caregiver Issues / Stress, Depression, Workplace Issues

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How often do men really think about sex?

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 ...

Jun 25

Categories: Addictions, Sexual Problems / Sex Therapy

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Cocaine-Eating Enzyme Could Cure Addiction and Overdoses

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, ...

Jun 25

Categories: Addictions

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