Adults with Asperger Syndrome at significantly higher risk of ...

Adults with the autism spectrum condition known as Asperger Syndrome are nine times more likely to experience suicidal thoughts than people from the UK general population, according to the first large-scale clinical study of its kind.

Jun 26

Categories: Asperger's Syndrome, Suicide Prevention

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Is it possible to predict who will benefit from cognitive behavioural ...

The rise of CBT has been welcomed by many as safe, effective alternative to drug treatments for mental illness. However, there are also fears that CBT has grown too dominant, crowding out other less structured, more time consuming forms of ...

Jun 26

Categories: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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Why Am I So Tired?

"Tired" is a slippery word. There's physically tired: heavy limbs, moving through metaphorical mud, or drowsy eyes. But there's also emotionally tired: lack of motivation, feeling unable to deal, and the most common: "I just don't feel like it."

Jun 26

Categories: Anxiety, Caregiver Issues / Stress, Depression, Workplace Issues

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How often do men really think about sex?

We've all been told that men think about you-know-what far too often - every seven seconds, by some accounts. Most of us have entertained this idea for long enough to be skeptical. However, rather than merely wonder about whether this is true, stop ...

Jun 25

Categories: Addictions, Sexual Problems / Sex Therapy

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Cocaine-Eating Enzyme Could Cure Addiction and Overdoses

Certain bacteria found in the dirt near coca plants are powered by an enzyme that eats cocaine. Unfortunately, the enzyme breaks down quickly at body temperature, meaning it can't be used to treat human overdoses or addiction. Now, though, ...

Jun 25

Categories: Addictions

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Why the Capacity for Boredom Is Essential for a Full Life

When was the last time you were bored - truly bored - and didn-t instantly spring to fill your psychic emptiness by checking Facebook or Twitter or Instagram? The last time you stood in line at the store or the boarding gate or the theater and ...

Jun 24

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Are we Genetically predisposed to be Sensitive, Emotion, Empathetic?

Do you jump to help the less fortunate, cry during sad movie scenes, or tweet and post the latest topics and photos that excite or move you? If yes, you may be among the 20 percent of our population that is genetically pre-disposed to empathy, ...

Jun 24

Categories: Emotional Intelligence, Empathy, Sensitivity to Criticism

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Toilet psychology: Why do men wash their hands less than women?

The spread of super-resistant bacteria means the science of hand-washing behaviour has become a serious business. Psychologists have stepped up to the plate. Bowl, I should say. By hiding in toilet cubicles for a new study, they've observed how long ...

Jun 24

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The view from within the mind studied from without

Paying attention or mindfulness comes naturally to all of us and is our birth right yet many humans have to be taught all over again how to stay anchored and undistracted in the present moment. This has presumably always been the case but in the ...

Jun 23

Categories: Adult ADHD, Mindfulness

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Tiny Molecule Could Help Diagnose and Treat Mental Disorders

According to the World Health Organization, such mood disorders as depression affect some 10% of the world's population and are associated with a heavy burden of disease. That is why numerous scientists around the world have invested a great deal of ...

Jun 23

Categories: Depression

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Singapore Team to take mental health services into homes

SINGAPORE: With a survey finding that most Singaporeans do not have direct access to mental health services, the Singapore Association for Mental Health (SAMH) is hoping to address this with a new programme that will see those at risk of psychiatric ...

Jun 23

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Psychology Can Make the Country Healthier

Public health communications are designed to tackle significant medical issues such as obesity, AIDS, and cancer. For example, what message can best combat the growing obesity epidemic? Are educational messages effective at increasing condom use? ...

Jun 20

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Leadership key to good mental health

Stress can be experienced as a result of excessive workload, lack of autonomy, office politics, bullying and poor relationships with colleagues and managers. The Australian Psychological Society "Stress and Wellbeing in Australia Survey 2013" ...

Jun 20

Categories: Workplace Issues

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When good people do bad things

When people get together in groups, unusual things can happen - both good and bad. Groups create important social institutions that an individual could not achieve alone, but there can be a darker side to such alliances: Belonging to a group makes ...

Jun 20

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Cool Kids Lose, Though It May Take A Few Years

Parents, teachers and cheesy after-school specials have long tried to convince kids that being cool and popular isn't all that it's cracked up to be. Now scientists are chiming in as well. Dating, flouting authority and surrounding yourself with ...

Jun 19

Categories: Teenage Issues

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