Scientists have shown that anger, anxiety, and depression not only affect the functioning of the heart, but also increase the risk for heart disease. Stroke and heart attacks are the end products of progressive damage to blood vessels supplying the heart and brain, a process called ...
Date Posted: May 7, 2014
Categories: Stress ManagementGO
Linda (not her real name) was living a model life. An executive overseeing 300 staff with a supportive family, the 46-year-old was flying high. Then one day everything changed. Seemingly out of the blue she could not focus, could not concentrate and ...
In a new review published by Professor Kees van Heeringen from Ghent University in Belgium and John Mann from Columbia University in the USA, they discuss the stress-diathesis theory of suicide, in which a predisposition or diathesis interacts with ...
Categories: Suicide PreventionGO
If you are unable to think of a catchy, creative way to present sales data or begin a newspaper column, take a walk. A brief stroll, even around your office, can significantly increase creativity, according to a handy new study.
Categories: Creative BlocksGO
If you think you know what you just said, think again. People can be tricked into believing they have just said something they did not, researchers report this week.The dominant model of how speech works is that it is planned in advance - speakers ...
Many shoppers, whether they buy material items or life experiences, are no happier following the purchase than they were before, according to a new study from San Francisco State University.
Neurofeedback - also known as EEG Biofeedback - is an ADHD treatment in which individuals learn to alter their typical EEG pattern to one that is consistent with a focused, attentive state. This is done by collecting ...
Categories: Adult ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)GO
Some have characterized dopamine as the elixir of pleasure because so many rewarding stimuli - food, drugs, sex, exercise - trigger its release in the brain. However, more than a decade of research indicates that when drug use becomes compulsive, ...
Categories: Obsessions & Compulsions (OCD)GO
According to a group of University of Glasgow psychologists, Daniel Gill and colleagues, it can. Writing in the journal Psychological Science, these researchers say that human facial expressions can signal how dominant, trustworthy, or attractive we ...
Black coffee drinkers are old-school purists who are patient and efficient but can be a little quiet and moody, finds a survey. While latte drinkers were generous with their time but didn't always take the best care of their health.
For someone with depression in the midst of a crisis, there is no time to waste. Yet time is exactly what currently-available antidepressants require to take effect - often on the order of weeks. A new study suggests a fast-acting antidepressant ...
A new KU Leuven study shows for the first time that the dampening or suppression of positive emotions plays an important role in the development of postpartum depression. This has implications for the treatment of depressed mothers.
Categories: Post Partum DepressionGO
A new study has found that trauma levels for the long-term homeless are far greater than the general Australian community. The study also identified a relationship between trauma exposure, mental health difficulties, social disadvantage and ...
Categories: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex PTSDGO
Researchers at the MedUni Vienna have demonstrated the possibility of using a blood test to detect depression. While blood tests for mental illnesses have until recently been regarded as impossible, a recent study clearly indicates that, in ...
SINGAPORE - With the recent highlight of mental illness in our society, we need to start asking if we are doing enough to understand and treat mental illness in Singapore. Perhaps the first step would be to address the stigma against mental illness.
Mental illness happens to people who are living ordinary, good lives, just like my family and me when I first became ill at the age of 16. Without warning, I woke up one day with a firm belief that there were a group of people living in my head. ...