The Science of Addiction and Recovery

This article seeks to understand the precursors that lead to addiction, dispelling common belief and previous claims. The research into recovery also serves as a springboard for further discovery to revolutionise treatment.

May 4

Categories: Addictions

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Taking a mere five-day break from Facebook will lower your ...

Given that Facebook helps keep us connected but can also expose us to many social stressors, like envy and gossip, the researchers, led by Eric Vanman at the University of Queensland, expected to find a Facebook break would be associated with a drop ...

May 2

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Under stress, brains of bulimics respond differently to food

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans suggest that the brains of women with bulimia nervosa react differently to images of food after stressful events than the brains of women without bulimia, according to research published by the American ...

Apr 20

Categories: Eating Disorders

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Walking in Another's Shoes May Not Be Such A Good Idea

It is thought to be common sense to understand someone's thoughts, emotions. or opinions by putting yourself in their shoes, but this may not always be the best course of action.

Apr 17

Categories: Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance

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This is what happened when psychologists gave toddlers a version of ...

US psychologist Walter Mischel's famous Marshmallow Test has been widely applied ever since its debut to test the ability to delay gratification. This Polish adaptation explores the same qualities in toddlers and its development over the years.

Apr 11

Categories: Child Development

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ADHD Symptoms May Be Linked to Poor Driving Skills in Teens

In a recent study, researchers discovered that teens with greater symptoms of inattention made more mistakes in a driving simulator test, while those with symptoms of hyperactivity and conduct disorder were more likely to engage in risky driving ...

Apr 3

Categories: Adult ADHD

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Kids With Autism

A new study finds that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at higher risker for anxiety and mood disorders.

Apr 2

Categories: Anxiety, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism ...

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Attachment Theory and the Developmental Consequences of Relational ...

Attachment theory is a very useful framework for understanding how differences in the quality of close interpersonal relationships, particularly parent-child bonds and adult romantic bonds, influence health and well-being throughout the lifespan. ...

Apr 2

Categories: Attachment Issues

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Human-Centered Approach for Dementia Patients

A group of researchers recently conducted a randomized controlled trial to evaluate the impact of applying a human rights based approach in dementia inpatient wards and care homes. The results, while surprising, reflects a key issue in healthcare in ...

Mar 22

Categories: Dementia

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6 Signs of a Codependent Relationship

Codependency can be recognised when two people with dysfunctional traits become worse together. The biggest issue is the belief by one or both parties that they deserve to be mistreated. The article explores possible links to the condition and ...

Mar 21

Categories: Codependency / Dependency

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ODD and the Rebellious Child

Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), while exhibiting symptoms that sound very much like a typical rebellious child's behavior, is a disorder that starts very early in development, usually in preschool. In this article, we explore the signs of ODD ...

Mar 20

Categories: Oppositional & Defiant Behavior in Children & Teens

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New insights into lifetime personality chages

Personality changes have been a hot topic, not only among academics but also sparks the curiosity of the layman, evident by the myriad of personality tests across multimedia. New research has broadened our understanding on the type of changes and ...

Mar 19

Categories: Other

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Researchers link defects in a nuclear receptor in the brain to autism ...

In furthering knowledge pertaining to ASD, scientists have discovered a critical nuclear receptor in the brain linked to ASD. The finding would pave the way for future research in regard to this protein, to improve early diagnosis and intervention ...

Mar 16

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Physiological Differences in Brains of Sleep Apnea Patients between ...

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder which happens when a person's respiratory pathway is blocked during sleep, though it's causes are still unknown. However, recent research has surfaced new material regarding this elusive disorder.

Mar 15

Categories: Sleep Disorders

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Autism study finds early intervention has lasting effects

Teaching parents of children with autism how to interact more effectively with their offspring brings the children benefits that linger for years, according to the largest and longest-running study of autism interventions. It has been lauded as one ...

Mar 14

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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