Research from the University of Adelaide shows that although mental health screening of children at ages 4-5 can help to predict mental health problems in future years, only a quarter of children can be accurately identified with such screening.
Date Posted: February 15, 2014
Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child DevelopmentGO
Can perfectionism ever be useful? This was the question floated at the outset of an arresting keynote at the 2014 conference of the BPS's Division of Occupational Psychology. Paul Flaxman began by asking his audience to jot down helpful and hurtful ...
Psychologists Elizabeth Dunn and Lara Aknin, along with Michael Norton of Harvard Business School, report that the benefits of helping others "are evident in givers old and young in countries around the world, and extend to not only subjective ...
With Valentine's Day around the corner, you may be thinking of pairing up two friends for a date. If you follow your instinct to play Cupid, it'll pay off in happiness - not necessarily for the new couple, but definitely for you. According to new ...
Categories: Relationships & MarriageGO
Why do we Cry? This video attempts to help you understand why we cry when we are really happy or really really sad. Besides ...
After 22 years of failed treatments, including rehabilitation, psychotherapy and an array of psychiatric medications, a middle-aged Dutch man decided to take an extraordinary step to fight his heroin addiction. He underwent an experimental brain ...
BANGKOK - The popular 'selfie', a popular trend among many is now linked to mental and low self-esteem disorders. Popular among the youngsters it is said to cause addiction and negative impact on them. The Thai Mental Health Department has warned ...
University of California, Berkeley, researchers have shown that chronic stress generates long-term changes in the brain that may explain why people suffering chronic stress are prone to mental problems such as anxiety and mood disorders later in ...
Categories: Stress ManagementGO
When you really think about it, kissing is an odd human behavior. You know, all the rubbing of our faces all over each other. So ...
The death of Phillip Seymour Hoffman has sparked some strong and seemingly contradictory responses. What these reactions show is that many people find it hard to think of addiction as being anything except either a choice or a loss of free ...
There are few things more personal than one's aesthetic taste. When you really connect to a piece of art or music, it touches something deep inside. It moves you in a way that often escapes words. But what's going on in your brain when you are moved ...
This short video presentation explains why we get butterflies in our tummy whenever we have to get up in front of an audience or when ...
Keeping a marriage together takes effort. And care. And maybe even watching classic romance movies, like The Way We Were or Husbands and Wives. And this is because of the conversations such movies can start. That's the finding from a study in the ...
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In the mid-nineteen-seventies, the cognitive psychologist Ellen Langer noticed that elderly people who envisioned themselves as younger versions of themselves often began to feel, and even think, like they had actually become younger. Men with ...
Many children were among the victims of typhoon Haiyan, with one school in the Tacloban area of the Philippines losing 59 of its pupils. Médecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) psychiatrist Frederique Drogoul describes a mental health programme that will ...
Categories: Mental Health in Asia, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma ...GO
Outgoing, conscientious, friendly people who are open to new experiences tend to be happier than those who are more shy, unadventurous, neurotic and unfriendly. It's easy to imagine why this might be so. Barely studied before now, however, is the ...