So you thought you couldn't laugh about mental health?

Discover how humour and emotion can be immensely valuable in breaking down barriers, community and ...

May 20

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Your brain processes more thoughts and feelings during meditation

Mindfulness. Zen. Acem. Meditation drumming. Chakra. Buddhist and transcendental meditation. There are countless ways of meditating, but the purpose behind them all remains basically the same: more peace, less stress, better concentration, greater ...

May 19

Categories: Meditation

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Can stress really make us sick?

It seems like a no-brainer that stress may make us more likely to succumb to viruses and other infections, but that’s a tough connection to make scientifically. For starters, it would not be ethical to test the idea by putting people under ...

May 19

Categories: Stress Management

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How Your Hobbies Impact Your Work Performance

Hopefully, you don't need an extra reason to enjoy your hobbies, but if you happen to be one of the many professionals who are struggling to keep their constant busyness from encroaching on their favorite activities, a new study might give you a ...

May 17

Categories: Workplace Issues

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Questionnaire May Give Clues to Other ...

A shortened version of a questionnaire used by psychologists to assess risk factors for obsessive-compulsive disorder also may help determine the risk of depression and anxiety, according to a Baylor University study.

May 16

Categories: Obsessions & Compulsions (OCD)

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Singaporean singer-songwriter wants to promote World Mental Health Day

Sufyan is a 37-year-old singer-songwriter from Singapore living in Malaysia with an important story to tell. It's his own personal account of struggling with mental illness. Slowly but surely, he is finding his way out of the darkness - through his ...

May 16

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Taking a vacation won't necessarily make you happier - but ...

As anyone who has taken a vacation knows, they can be rife with complications: flight delays, illness, family squabbles. And when you get home you have to catch up on all the work you missed. That's not to suggest that vacations don't bring us joy, ...

May 16

Categories: Happiness

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Shame, stigma and mother-blaming following miscarriage

Imagine having a miscarriage and keeping it secret because you'd get the blame for your pregnancy loss? We might believe that only happened in the past, but it is a situation faced by countless women every day. And, like miscarriage itself, it ...

May 15

Categories: Pregnancy & Birthing

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New stem cell research points to early indicators of schizophrenia

Using new stem cell technology, scientists at the Salk Institute have shown that neurons generated from the skin cells of people with schizophrenia behave strangely in early developmental stages, providing a hint as to ways to detect and potentially ...

May 15

Categories: Schizophrenia

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Post-conflict communities suffer 'massive increases' in mental illness

TIMOR-LESTE: New research has suggested repeated violence could escalate the prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression in post-conflict communities. The six year study surveyed more than 1000 locals in Timor-Leste to ...

May 15

Categories: Mental Health in Asia, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma ...

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How Attention Works: The Brain's Anti-Distraction System Discovered

Neuroscientists have pinpointed the neural activity involved in avoiding distraction, a new study reports. This is the first study showing that our brains rely on an active suppression system to help us focus on the task at hand.

May 14

Categories: Adult ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

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A couple's love life may be tainted even 20 years later by early ...

A University of Alberta study is helping crack the code to happiness by exploring the long reach of depression and anger over more than two decades. The study, published recently in the Journal of Family Psychology, followed 341 people for 25 ...

May 14

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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How to make Love last?

In a study done several years ago, researchers scanned the brains of such folk as they gazed at a photo of their sweetheart. Most were in their 50s and had been married an average of 21 years. Turns out their brains showed much the same activity as ...

May 14

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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Telepsychiatry Brings Emergency Mental Health Care To Rural Areas

North Carolina is facing a very big mental health care challenge - 28 counties across the state do not have a single psychiatrist. That's despite the fact that in recent years, emergency rooms in the state have seen more patients with mental health, ...

May 13

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The power of an authentic voice

I’ve found that one of the great things about getting older is I’m much more comfortable expressing my opinion than I used to be, even when I’m with folk whose views widely diverge from mine. This doesn’t mean I’m closed to other ways of ...

May 13

Categories: Self-Confidence

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