Brain damage caused by severe sleep apnea is reversible

A neuroimaging study is the first to show that white matter damage caused by severe obstructive sleep apnea can be reversed by continuous positive airway pressure therapy.

Sep 10

Categories: Sleep Disorders

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Addressing a barrier to mental health care - stigma

Over 60 million Americans are thought to experience mental illness in a given year, and the impacts of mental illness are undoubtedly felt by millions more in the form of family members, friends, and coworkers. Despite the availability of effective ...

Sep 10

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Perceived control over setbacks promotes persistence

What makes people decide whether to persist or to give up on their goals in the face of setbacks? New research published online in the Cell Press journal Neuron reveals that when people perceive themselves as having control over the setbacks they ...

Sep 9

Categories: Adult psychological development, Happiness, Self-Confidence, ...

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Helping obese patients to lose weight not so easy for overweight ...

A new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests that normal-weight nutrition and exercise counselors report feeling significantly more successful in getting their obese patients to lose weight than those ...

Sep 9

Categories: Self-Confidence, Self-Esteem

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Insomnia Impairs Emotional Regulation

The relationship between disordered sleep and emotional health is an intricate one, as each can influence the other for better and worse. Stress and worry, as well as mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety can interfere with sleep.

Sep 9

Categories: Sleep Disorders

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Testing children at primary school has its 'pitfalls'

Tests and assessments carried out at school are often seen as a way of predicting how well a child will do later on in life. However, new research from Professor Richard Cowan, Institute of Education (IOE), suggests that how well a child is doing at ...

Sep 8

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development, Teenage Issues

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Everyday experiences may bring us unexpected joy in the future

Doing the housework or chatting with a work colleague over lunch are unlikely to be events you go out of your way to capture as a memory. But a new study suggests such everyday experiences that we overlook may bring us pleasure in the future.

Sep 8

Categories: Happiness

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Reacting to Personal Setbacks: Do You Bounce Back or Give Up?

Rutgers researchers find the ability to persist may depend on how the news is delivered.

Sep 6

Categories: Happiness, Self-Confidence, Self-Esteem, Self-Love

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Can insomnia be treated with two weeks in a specialized hospital?

Insomnia is a disturbance that afflicts many people. Some new findings published in Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics indicate that a two week stay in a specialized hospital may help.

Sep 6

Categories: Sleep Disorders

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Psychological support waning for heart patients despite nearly half ...

Psychological support for heart patients is waning despite nearly half experiencing mental health problems after their heart event.

Sep 5

Categories: Adult psychological development, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mental ...

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Cannabis prevents the negative behavioral and physiological effects ...

Administering synthetic marijuana (cannabinoids) soon after a traumatic event can prevent PTSD-like (post-traumatic stress disorder) symptoms in rats, caused by the trauma and by trauma reminders.

Sep 5

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Post Traumatic Stress ...

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40% of women with severe mental illness are victims of rape or ...

Women with severe mental illness are up to five times more likely than the general population to be victims of sexual assault and two to three times more likely to suffer domestic violence, reveals new research led by UCL and King's College London ...

Sep 5

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Mental Health in Asia, Post ...

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Mental health initiative seeks to reach beyond stigma

People who avoid seeking help for their mental health conditions because of stigma are the ones the community mental health and dementia support network led by the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) hopes to reach out to.

Sep 4

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Older adults who volunteer are more likely to be happier and ...

Older adults who stay active by volunteering are getting more out of it than just an altruistic feeling - they are receiving a health boost!

Sep 4

Categories: Adult psychological development, Happiness, Health / Illness / ...

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Regular family meals may reduce effects of cyberbullying in ...

In these times of busy and fast-paced lifestyles, sitting down to a family meal can be a rare luxury. But a new study suggests that for teenagers, regular family meals could protect them against the negative implications of cyberbullying.

Sep 4

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues

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