Dealing With Disaster As Much A Psychological Issue As A Physical One

KUALA LUMPUR: Every year a number of our fellow citizens fall victim to floods. Volunteers all around the nation come forward to aid these victims, and slowly but surely, the damage to property is worked on as victims return to their homes. However ...

Dec 17

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

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Protein that controls Anxiety and Trauma in Brain discovered

A team of Montréal researchers at the IRCM led by Dr. Nabil G. Seidah, in collaboration with Dr. William C. Wetsel's team at Duke University in the United States, discovered that the protein PC7 plays a critical role in the brain by affecting ...

Dec 16

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

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Parent behaviors linked to kids' anxiety, depression

Young people whose parents tend to fight with each other or are over involved in their kids' lives are at increased risk of depression and anxiety, according to a new comprehensive review of past studies. Kids tend to first experience depression or ...

Dec 16

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development, Parenting

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‘Depression can be passed on during pregnancy’

Pregnant women with depression can pass the condition on to their unborn babies, research has found. A combination of genetic and environmental factors can put children at an increased risk of anxiety and mood disorders. This is due to changes in ...

Dec 16

Categories: Child Development, Depression, Pregnancy & Birthing

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Scientists improve human self-control through electrical brain ...

If you have ever said or done the wrong thing at the wrong time, you should read this. Neuroscientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and the University of California, San Diego, have successfully demonstrated ...

Dec 14

Categories: Control Issues

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How sleep makes your mind more creative

It is 6.06am and I’m typing this in my pyjamas. I awoke at 6.04am, walked from the bedroom to the study, switched on my computer and got to work immediately. This is unusual behaviour for me. However, it’s a tried and tested technique for ...

Dec 13

Categories: Creative Blocks

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Can stressed out parents cause obesity in children?

Parental stress is linked to weight gain in children, according to a new study from St. Michael’s Hospital. The study found that children whose parents have high levels of stress have a Body Mass Index, or BMI, about 2 per cent higher than those ...

Dec 13

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development, Parenting

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Women Hate Sexy Ads, Unless They’re for Something Expensive

Women are turned off by sexually explicit images in advertisements. Unless, that is, the item being advertised is very precious. And valuable. And rare. Like, maybe, a once a year type gift. At least, that’s the findings of a new study by an ...

Dec 12

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Exercise Alleviates Sexual Side-Effects of Antidepressants in Women

New psychology research, which could have important public health implications for alleviating some side effects of antidepressants, shows that engaging in exercise at the right time significantly improves sexual functioning in women who are taking ...

Dec 12

Categories: Depression

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Philippines: Health professionals learn psychological first aid to ...

Using a train-the-trainer approach, Filipino health professionals took part in a one-day workshop to learn how teach others in their communities to provide psychological first aid to support typhoon survivors.

Dec 12

Categories: Mental Health in Asia, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma ...

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Does Mindfulness Meditation Training help adults with ADHD?

As aware­ness of ADHD in adults increases, so do efforts to develop effec­tive treat­ments for adults that can com­ple­ment, or sub­sti­tute for, med­ica­tion. One promis­ing treat­ment is mind­ful­ness med­i­ta­tion train­ing. In ...

Dec 11

Categories: Adult ADHD, Mindfulness, Mindfulness Meditation

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Study reveals gene expression changes with meditation

With evidence growing that meditation can have beneficial health effects, scientists have sought to understand how these practices physically affect the body. A new study by researchers in Wisconsin, Spain, and France reports the first evidence of ...

Dec 11

Categories: Mindfulness Meditation

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Why Generosity Is Good For Your Health

Giving of yourself -- whether it be your time, energy or money -- isn't just a boon to those you're helping. A wealth of research shows that generosity can also have benefits for the receiver, ranging from a better outlook at your job, to more years ...

Dec 11

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues

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CHANGE HABITS: Breaking Bad Behaviours

A habit, either good or bad is an automatic behavior that we engage in without thinking. So how do we change it?

Dec 10

Categories: Addictions, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Control Issues, Mindfulness

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How to Raise Thankful Kids

My husband and I are incredibly lucky to be able to give our son what he needs and often what he wants, and we are raising him in a wonderful town in which many families do the same. Yet he’s growing up in a bubble, and that terrifies me. If he ...

Dec 10

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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