Can making faces mask your personality?

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 ...

May 3

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What Your Coffee Order Says About Your Personality

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.

May 3

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A Fast-Acting Antidepressant Appears Within Reach

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 ...

May 3

Categories: Depression

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Dampening of positive feelings found to predict postpartum depressive ...

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.

May 2

Categories: Post Partum Depression

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Trauma and Homelessness Relationship Revealed

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 ...

May 2

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

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Blood test for Depression soon?

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 ...

May 2

Categories: Depression

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Let's end stigma of mental illness

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.

May 1

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Making Sense of Madness? What it's like living with a 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. ...

Apr 30

Categories: Depression

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10 Ways to Destress

Did you know that all the stress you experience is self-created? That's because the stressful thoughts come from your own mind, and nobody else's. They're your thoughts. as such, you decide what effect they have on your mind state. Either you let ...

Apr 30

Categories: Meditation, Stress Management

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Connecting Alcohol Use in Adolescence With Risky Behavior in ...

"Early life experiences can alter the brain in the long term, with profound implications for behavior in adulthood," said Abigail Schindler, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Washington who conducted the research. "This study points ...

Apr 30

Categories: Addictions, Adult psychological development, Child Development

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Is the pursuit of happiness making us miserable?

The drive for happiness implies a dissatisfaction with the present moment and maintains the illusion that greener pastures lie just ahead. Before we had language, as we lay in our cribs, we were marinating in the mantra of "I'll be happy when". We ...

Apr 29

Categories: Happiness

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The mysteries of 'lucid' dreaming

One of our most mysterious and intriguing states of consciousness is the dream. We lose consciousness when we enter the deep waters of sleep, only to regain it as we emerge into a series of uncanny private realities. These air pockets of inner ...

Apr 29

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How Do I Avoid Being A Micromanager?

You need to make sure things get accomplished but you don't want to be the boss that everyone hates - the dreaded micromanager. Leadership coach Lolly Daskal and Psychologist Art Markman offer their advice in how to balance this tricky situation.

Apr 29

Categories: Workplace Issues

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10 Ways To Be Happier at Work

Lists of how to be happy at work often implicitly blame workers themselves. If you're not happy, they imply, it's because you're not prioritising properly or you need to smile more, or some other trite rubbish. Don't accept this: organisations are ...

Apr 28

Categories: Happiness, Workplace Issues

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Seeking the Causes of Hyperactivity

The 60 trillion cells that comprise our bodies communicate constantly. Information travels when chemical compounds released by some cells are received by receptors in the membrane of another cell. In a paper published in the Journal of ...

Apr 28

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

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