Long wait for psychiatrist can have tragic consequences

Hong Kong - Last month, there was another tragic report of a suicide in the Chinese-language press, a post-secondary student in Hong Kong. The student wanted to see a psychiatrist in a public psychiatric outpatient clinic and the earliest ...

Mar 12

Categories: Suicide Prevention, Teenage Issues

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Does clown therapy really help anxious Children?

Hospitals can be strange, foreboding places for young children. One idea to help reduce their anxiety is to invite clowns onto the ...

Mar 12

Categories: Anxiety, Child and/or Adolescent Issues

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Teens Imitate Risky Behavior Shared Online

Teenagers put a lot of stock in what their peers are doing, and parents are forever trying to push back against that influence. But with the advent of social media, hanging out with the wrong crowd can include not just classmates, but teenagers ...

Mar 11

Categories: Oppositional & Defiant Behavior in Children & Teens, Teenage ...

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Females Are Genetically Protected from Autism

It takes more mutations to trigger autism in women than in men, which may explain why men are four times more likely to have the disorder, according to a study published 26 February in the American Journal of Human Genetics. The study found that ...

Mar 11

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Ever-so-slight delay improves decision-making accuracy

Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers have found that decision-making accuracy can be improved by postponing the onset of a decision by a mere fraction of a second. The results could further our understanding of neuropsychiatric ...

Mar 11

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Text While Parenting makes You Cranky and a Bad Parent

A new study from Boston Medical Center reveals that parents who get absorbed by email, games or other apps have more negative interactions with their children, making them feel like they're competing for attention with their parents' gadgets.

Mar 10

Categories: Parenting

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Targeting Drunk Women Accounts for Sexual Aggression, Not 'Mixed ...

When alcohol is involved, people are more inclined to view sexual aggression as morally ambiguous. New research, however, suggests that men who harass women in bars and clubs aren't misinterpreting women's signals because they are drunk. Rather, ...

Mar 10

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4 Easy Habits to make yourself Happier in Life

Happiness is more than just a feeling; it is something we can all practise on a daily basis. But people are better at some 'happy habits' than others. In fact, the one habit that corresponds most closely with us being satisfied with our lives ...

Mar 10

Categories: Happiness, Self-Love

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Markers for Melancholy

Depression involves, in part, dysfunctions in the perception of, response to, and interpretation of emotions. Research is now focusing on biomarkers that are involved in the pathophysiology of depression, which may lead to improved treatments.

Mar 8

Categories: Depression, Mood Swings / Bipolar

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17 Signs You're An Overachiever

"I just don't know how he/she manages to do it all!" If people are always saying this about you, you may be an overachiever. But while the title of "overachiever" often has a positive connotation - think back to your elementary school days, when ...

Mar 8

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Aggression, rule-breaking common among Taiwanese teenagers who have ...

TAIWAN - Taiwanese teenagers - and especially females - who become sexually active at a very young age are more likely to be rule-breakers and be more aggressive than their peers. These are the findings of a national study of Taiwanese youth led by ...

Mar 7

Categories: Mental Health in Asia, Teenage Issues

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Does Daredevil's Hearing Sense exist in real life?

People born unable to see are readily capable of learning to perceive the shape of the human body through soundscapes that translate images into sound, according to researchers who report their findings in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on ...

Mar 7

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Short Yoga Session Stimulates Brain Function Immediately Afterwards

A single 20-minute session of yoga sharpens the mind more than a comparable amount of walking or jogging, according to a recent study by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Mar 6

Categories: Meditation

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Higher Risk of Mental Illness for Those With Older Fathers

A new study has found that the children of older fathers have a much greater risk of serious mental illness. The findings come from a huge number of people: everyone born in Sweden between 1973 and 2001. The researchers included over 2.5 million ...

Mar 6

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder May Be Attainable

Borderline Personality Disorder is often considered one of the most difficult diagnoses with which to work. But in my many years of experience working with individuals with BPD, I found that there are reasons behind their actions which, when ...

Mar 6

Categories: Borderline Personality Disorder

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