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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Reducing stress may help lead to clearer skin

Anyone who's had a pimple form right before an important event may wonder if stress caused the break out. While commonly linked anecdotally, proving the relationship between stress and inflammatory skin conditions, such as acne, psoriasis and ...

Aug 8

Categories: Caregiver Issues / Stress, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / ...

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Aggressive behaviour increases adolescent drinking, depression doesn't

Adolescents who behave aggressively are more likely to drink alcohol and in larger quantities than their peers, according to a recent study completed in Finland.

Aug 8

Categories: Addictions, Aggression & Violence, Depression, Post Partum ...

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Victims of war: how Gaza conflict will traumatise a generation of ...

A new study led by Professor Panos Vostanis has examined adolescent victims of conflict in the Gaza strip and has found that exposure to war-torn environments has a lasting and damaging effect on their psychological wellbeing.

Aug 7

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

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Many mental illnesses reduce life expectancy more than heavy smoking

Oxford researchers say figures should galvanise governments to make mental health more of a priority

Aug 7

Categories: Addictions, Depression, Mental Health in Asia, Schizophrenia, Smoking ...

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First UK study of ketamine for people with severe depression

The first UK study of the use of ketamine intravenous infusions in people with treatment-resistant depression has been carried out in an NHS clinic by researchers at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Oxford.

Aug 7

Categories: Depression, Post Partum Depression

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