Malaysian Minister backs mental health examination for those ...

MALAYSIA - A mental health test on couples intending to get hitched is seen as the best way to reduce domestic violence. Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim said as such, the ministry had no objection ...

Feb 3

Categories: Mental Health in Asia, Relationships & Marriage

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Novel on schizophrenic wins Costa Book Award

Nathan Filer's debut novel, The Shock Of The Fall, is a haunting and powerful take on guilt, death and mental illness and has won best first novel at the 2014 Costa Book Awards.

Feb 3

Categories: Schizophrenia

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How Thinking Works: 10 Brilliant Cognitive Psychology Studies ...

Fifty years ago there was a revolution in psychology which changed the way we think about the mind. The ‘cognitive revolution’ ...

Jan 30

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Hong Kong Policy address neglected important mental health issues

Hong Kong - There are 198 paragraphs in this year's policy address, but only one addresses the issue of mental health. Enhancing the standard of care is an important component of any mental health strategy, be it regional or national, but the ...

Jan 29

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Charitable acts may backfire if seen as self-serving

If someone volunteers at a charity hoping to reel in a love interest, is that act still viewed as altruistic? Not likely, according to a study published in the January edition of Psychological Science. Yale University researchers found that people ...

Jan 29

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Why do people think suicide is morally wrong?

Public surveys show many people view suicide as morally wrong. When you ask them why, they usually refer to the harm caused to the deceased's family and friends, and to the victim themselves. However, a fascinating new study uncovers evidence ...

Jan 28

Categories: Suicide Prevention

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Lying may take more skill but researchers say a reward for telling ...

A University of Toronto report based on two neural imaging studies that monitored brain activity has found a reward given for telling the truth gives people greater satisfaction than the same reward given for deceit.

Jan 28

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Can the Persona you adopt in Games spill over to the Real world?

Modern gaming technology has enhanced the fantasy experience in ways that Thurber could never have imagined, so that it's now possible to enter virtual worlds and, as avatars, assume not only the identity but the perspective of fantastic characters. ...

Jan 27

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Mindfulness at School Decreases Chance of Developing Depression

Mindfulness training in schools has been found to reduce and even prevent depression in adolescents. The finding comes from research carried out in 408 students between the ages of 13 and 20 who were studying at five schools in Flanders, Belgium.

Jan 27

Categories: Child Development, Teenage Issues

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Why baby talk is good for your baby

The more parents exaggerate vowels and raise the pitch of their voices when talking to babies, the more the babies babble, new research shows. Common advice to new parents is that the more words babies hear, the faster their vocabulary grows. The ...

Jan 27

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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Can Video Games Make You Smarter?

Watch this interesting video on whether playing video games isn't simply a waste of time but can actually benefit you mentally.

Jan 25

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Feeling Hot Can Fuel Rage

As the climate heats up, tempers may follow suit, according to a study published in August 2013 in Nature. Analyzing 60 quantitative studies across fields as disparate as archaeology, criminology, economics, geography, history, political science and ...

Jan 25

Categories: Anger Management

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Dreams of jealousy and infidelity spell relationship trouble the next ...

Have you ever dreamt of arguing with your partner, or dreamt they were unfaithful, and then - irrational as it may be - found yourself in a bad mood with them the next day? This will be a familiar scenario to many, and yet such apparent effects of ...

Jan 24

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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What are the side Effects of the Love hormone Oxytocin?

The love hormone, the monogamy hormone, the cuddle hormone, the trust-me drug: oxytocin has many nicknames. That’s because this ...

Jan 24

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New devices can sense your mood and tell or even text others

Cognitive psychologist Mary Czerwinski and her boyfriend were having a vigorous argument as they drove to Vancouver, B.C., from Seattle, where she works at Microsoft Research. She can’t remember the subject, but she does recall that suddenly, his ...

Jan 24

Categories: Mood Swings / Bipolar

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