The view from within the mind studied from without

Paying attention or mindfulness comes naturally to all of us and is our birth right yet many humans have to be taught all over again how to stay anchored and undistracted in the present moment. This has presumably always been the case but in the ...

Jun 23

Categories: Adult ADHD, Mindfulness

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Tiny Molecule Could Help Diagnose and Treat Mental Disorders

According to the World Health Organization, such mood disorders as depression affect some 10% of the world's population and are associated with a heavy burden of disease. That is why numerous scientists around the world have invested a great deal of ...

Jun 23

Categories: Depression

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Singapore Team to take mental health services into homes

SINGAPORE: With a survey finding that most Singaporeans do not have direct access to mental health services, the Singapore Association for Mental Health (SAMH) is hoping to address this with a new programme that will see those at risk of psychiatric ...

Jun 23

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Psychology Can Make the Country Healthier

Public health communications are designed to tackle significant medical issues such as obesity, AIDS, and cancer. For example, what message can best combat the growing obesity epidemic? Are educational messages effective at increasing condom use? ...

Jun 20

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Leadership key to good mental health

Stress can be experienced as a result of excessive workload, lack of autonomy, office politics, bullying and poor relationships with colleagues and managers. The Australian Psychological Society "Stress and Wellbeing in Australia Survey 2013" ...

Jun 20

Categories: Workplace Issues

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When good people do bad things

When people get together in groups, unusual things can happen - both good and bad. Groups create important social institutions that an individual could not achieve alone, but there can be a darker side to such alliances: Belonging to a group makes ...

Jun 20

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Cool Kids Lose, Though It May Take A Few Years

Parents, teachers and cheesy after-school specials have long tried to convince kids that being cool and popular isn't all that it's cracked up to be. Now scientists are chiming in as well. Dating, flouting authority and surrounding yourself with ...

Jun 19

Categories: Teenage Issues

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Literally Touching Greatness Can Increase Your Creativity

New research finds one type of "magical thinking" - the belief that ability can be transferred through touch - can actually work for some people.

Jun 18

Categories: Creative Blocks

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Risk-taker? It's in your genes

SINGAPORE: The willingness to take risks could be influenced by a person's genes, according to a study by a team including researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) published on Monday.

Jun 18

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Ketamine shows 'game-changing' effect on suicide prevention

According to researchers in Australia, the anesthetic and recreational drug ketamine could be effective in preventing suicide and lifting mood in people who are severely depressed in a way they describe as "game-changing."

Jun 18

Categories: Suicide Prevention

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Alcohol abuse damage in neurones at a molecular scale identified for ...

Joint research between the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) and the University of Nottingham opens up pathways for generating new pharmaceutical drugs and therapies that enhance the life of alcoholic persons .

Jun 17

Categories: Addictions

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Inside the Fascinating Offices of Psychoanalysts

As an adult, Gerald realized that few people get to see inside the world of psychoanalysis, a sphere often obscured by its confidential nature and clouded by outdated stereotypes. "I found psychoanalysis extremely vibrant and current and yet it was ...

Jun 17

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Website to help hesitant dads tackle mental-health woes

When it comes to mental health, men - particularly young fathers - have been largely overlooked, with most of the treatment and services focused on women and new mothers. This lapse has prompted psychiatrists Dr. Andrew Howlett at St. Joseph's ...

Jun 14

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Look Angry If You Want People to Give In

Remember the middle-school taunt: "Is that a threat … or a promise?" If you want to get the most out of a threat in the adult world, don’t let there be any question about it: Look the part, suggests a new study.

Jun 14

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Inside the adult ADHD brain

About 11 percent of school-age children in the United States have been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). While many of these children eventually "outgrow" the disorder, some carry their difficulties into adulthood: ...

Jun 13

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

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