Autism rates in US soar 30% in 2 years

The number of US children with autism spectrum disorder has soared approximately 30% in the past 2 years, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Apr 2

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Violent Video Games May Increase Aggression in Kids after all

Violent video games really do boost aggressive behavior in children, according to a new study. Even after accounting for parental involvement, gender, age and other factors, psychologists at Iowa State University, Ames, linked habitually playing ...

Apr 1

Categories: Aggression & Violence, Child Development

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I had a black dog, his name was depression

Millions of people around the world live with depression. Many of these individuals and their families are afraid to talk about ...

Apr 1

Categories: Depression

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Good Results Are Worth the Wait, Self-Control Will Get You There

The ability to manage our emotions and exert self-control is considered one of the cornerstones of emotional intelligence and a key predictor of personal and professional success. Yet, it doesn’t take a marshmallow test to figure out that most of ...

Mar 31

Categories: Control Issues

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Neurobiologists find chronic stress in early life causes anxiety, ...

This week, a research team led by Associate Professor Grigori Enikolopov of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) reports online in the journal PlOS One the results of experiments designed to assess the impacts of social stress upon adolescent mice, ...

Mar 31

Categories: Aggression & Violence, Anxiety, Child Development, Stress ...

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Banker suicides leave sector concerned as coroners probe

Coroners in London are preparing to investigate two apparent suicides as unexpected deaths by finance workers around the world have raised concerns about mental health and stress levels in the industry. The inquest into the death of William ...

Mar 31

Categories: Stress Management, Suicide Prevention

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10 Jobs That Make People Most Happy

New research published by The Cabinet Office in the UK has revealed that being a member of the clergy is associated with the highest levels of life satisfaction.

Mar 29

Categories: Happiness

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Can Working Memory Training Help in ADHD Treatment?

Not all chil­dren ben­e­fit from med­ica­tion, some expe­ri­ence intol­er­a­ble side effects, and many con­tinue to strug­gle despite the ben­e­fits pro­vided by medication. Behav­ior ther­apy can be dif­fi­cult for par­ents to ...

Mar 28

Categories: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

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How Likely Is Pilot Suicide a Cause of the Malaysian Airlines Crash - ...

The current theory apparently being promoted by officials is that the crash of the Malaysian plane may have been an act of suicide, most probably by a pilot. But do mental health experts agree that this is the most likely explanation of this ...

Mar 28

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Autism starts developing during Pregnancy

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the Allen Institute for Brain Science have published a ...

Mar 27

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Mental Health At Work: What Every Team Leader Should Know

Mental health is a topic everyone can relate to. We all personally know what it’s like when you miss the train or you're late to a meeting - we all know what it feels like to be stressed and how it impairs our ability to make good decisions. And ...

Mar 26

Categories: Workplace Issues

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Yoga's Powerful Influence on Mood

Yoga increases the brain's levels of GABA, a chemical that helps regulate nerve activity, research finds. The study, lead by researchers at Boston University School of Medicine, compared yoga with a 'metabolically matched' walking condition. ...

Mar 26

Categories: Meditation, Mood Swings / Bipolar

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City dwellers more prone to stress-related disorders

SINGAPORE - About one in 15 Singaporeans suffers from stress-related disorders such as depression at some point in his or her life. Mental health experts said one contributing factor could be Singapore's highly dense urban environment.

Mar 26

Categories: Stress Management

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World-first PTSD research starts in Brisbane

Some of Australia's leading scientists, researchers and doctors have started world-first clinical research in Brisbane to unlock the code behind post-traumatic stress disorder - the debilitating and potentially fatal mental illness that impacts ...

Mar 25

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

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Can treatment for Depression be a Nasal spray away?

A nasal spray that delivers a peptide to treat depression holds promise as a potential alternative therapeutic approach, research from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) shows.

Mar 25

Categories: Depression

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