Do Vaccines Cause Autism?

In 1998, there was a groundbreaking study telling parents that their children were at risk of getting autism from vaccines. Parents everywhere collectively gasped. After all, they had been told for years vaccines were the best way to prevent any ...

Feb 26

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Better Workplaces Mean Less Suicides

The workplace plays a vital role in creating a suicide safe community, according to a new position statement released by Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA). The Statement calls on organisations of all sizes to implement workplace policies and ...

Feb 26

Categories: Workplace Issues

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Why You Can't Keep a Secret

Though his 18-year-old patient Ida Bauer was "in the first bloom of youth," Sigmund Freud wrote in 1905, she had come to him suffering from coughing fits and episodes of speechlessness. She'd become depressed and withdrawn, even hinting at suicide. ...

Feb 25

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Australia: Special unit to help kids with severe internet addiction

Victorian kids as young as eight are becoming hooked on computer games and the internet, with some refusing to go to school, suffering anxiety and depression, getting violent and withdrawing socially. Mental health professionals say the condition, ...

Feb 25

Categories: Addictions

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24 proven ways to make a bad boss better

Many people encounter workplace issues in their working lives and many of them can be related to the ...

Feb 25

Categories: Workplace Issues

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Video conferencing effective in mental health services delivery

University of South Australia clinical psychologist Susan Simpson says research has shown telemental health services can be just as effective as face-to-face treatment. "Some clients actually indicate that they prefer video conferencing to ...

Feb 24

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The All-or-Nothing Marriage

ARE marriages today better or worse than they used to be? This vexing question is usually answered in one of two ways. According to the marital decline camp, marriage has weakened: Higher divorce rates reflect a lack of commitment and a decline of ...

Feb 24

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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Could PTSD Involve Immune Cell Response to Stress?

Chronic stress that produces inflammation and anxiety in mice appears to prime their immune systems for a prolonged fight, causing the animals to have an excessive reaction to a single acute stressor weeks later, new research suggests. After the ...

Feb 24

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

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Is Behavior Therapy or Medication more effective in treating Children ...

Med­ica­tion treat­ment and behav­ior ther­apy are both con­sid­ered effec­tive treat­ments for ADHD; the com­bi­na­tion of these treat­ments is gen­er­ally regarded as an ideal approach for many chil­dren. How­ever, in the ...

Feb 22

Categories: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Cognitive Behavioral ...

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Jailed criminals think they are kinder, more trustworthy and honest ...

Many studies have shown that people tend to exaggerate their own positive characteristics and abilities. A popular example is the finding that most drivers think they are a better-than-average driver. This suggests there are many sub-standard ...

Feb 22

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What Makes Older People Happy?

Every year, my husband and I wonder what kind of birthday gift to give his dad, now 86 years old. We know very well what Mel would really enjoy: a weeklong visit with us and our children, with lots of time spent eating out in comfortable ...

Feb 21

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues, Happiness

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8 Signs You Should See A Therapist

Everyone experiences periods of stress, sadness, grief and conflict, so when you're feeling off it can be hard to know if it's time to see a professional about the problem. And apparently, those who would benefit from some therapeutic intervention ...

Feb 21

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Australia, World's Leader in Mental Health

Australia's Medicare funding for conditions like anxiety, depression and substance abuse had put the country as world's leader in mental health. According to the Better Access, with authors led by Professor Harvey Whiteford of the University of ...

Feb 21

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Why are so many elderly Asians killing themselves?

SINGAPORE It is a question that has puzzled mental health experts in Asia for some time: Why are so many elderly Asians committing suicide? The past decade has seen astonishing spikes in the rate of Asians over 65 choosing to end their lives ...

Feb 20

Categories: Mental Health in Asia, Suicide Prevention

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Why does the brain remember dreams?

Some people recall a dream every morning, whereas others rarely recall one. A team led by Perrine Ruby, an Inserm Research Fellow at the Lyon Neuroscience Research Center (Inserm/CNRS/Université Claude Bernard Lyon has studied the brain activity of ...

Feb 20

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