Brain circuit problem likely sets stage for the "voices" that are ...

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have identified problems in a connection between brain structures that may predispose individuals to hearing the "voices" that are a common symptom of schizophrenia.

Jun 10

Categories: Schizophrenia

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Maternal Depression More Frequent After Postpartum Period

Postpartum depression has many negative consequences for the mother and her child, and society is right to promote awareness of this condition. But now, a study of new mothers indicates that depression is more common four years after childbirth than ...

Jun 10

Categories: Pregnancy & Birthing

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Why Desserts Are Irresistible

It all comes down to willpower, right? Strength of purpose. Muster the resolve to skip dessert, and you have a shot at losing that spare tire hanging off your belly. Succumb to your temptations, however, and you are simply being weak. But is it ...

Jun 9

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New Evidence Links Air Pollution to Autism, Schizophrenia

New research from the University of Rochester Medical Center describes how exposure to air pollution early in life produces harmful ...

Jun 9

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Mental Health in Asia, Schizophrenia

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Job hurdle for people with Mental Health Issues

SINGAPORE - Psychiatrist Dr Ang Yong Guan and clinical psychologist Dr Joel Yang said work application forms and university admission forms still ask about one’s state of mental health. A local recruitment agency, The GMP Group, revealed that ...

Jun 9

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Fight Fatigue By Overriding Your Brain's Urge To Quit

What makes an endurance athlete quit? Not quit the sport, but quit during a competition. Every runner, swimmer, or cyclist starts a race with the desire to win or at least achieve a personal best time. They've done the pre-race math - keep at a ...

Jun 6

Categories: Sports Psychology

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Researchers Decode How the Brain Miswires, Possibly Causing ADHD

Neuroscientists at Mayo Clinic in Florida and at Aarhus University in Denmark have shed light on why neurons in the brain’s reward system can be miswired, potentially contributing to disorders such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ...

Jun 6

Categories: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

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After Online Dating, Online Making Up

Here is what Steve S. and Sarah B. do when they fight: They take a breath, go to their smartphones, and click on Couple Counseling & Chatting, a free app created by their real-life therapist, Marigrace Randazzo-Ratliff.

Jun 6

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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The world shifts to the right when you're sleepy

When you're drowsy, new research shows that what's happening on your left often sounds to you as though it's happening on your right. Perhaps that's why it can be so tricky to land a punch on the alarm clock in the morning!

Jun 5

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How To Make Persuasive Eye Contact

Too much eye contact can make other people more resistant to persuasion, a recent study finds. The results fly in the face of the common advice to make strong eye contact with another person when you want to persuade them.

Jun 5

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Learning second language 'slows brain ageing'

Learning a second language can have a positive effect on the brain, even if it is taken up in adulthood, a University of Edinburgh study suggests.

Jun 5

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues

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Hypnosis extends restorative slow-wave sleep

Deep sleep promotes our well-being, improves our memory and strengthens the body’s defences. Zurich and Fribourg researchers demonstrate how restorative SWS can also be increased without medication - using hypnosis.

Jun 4

Categories: Hypnosis, Sleep Disorders

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Making Aging Positive

Many of my older-adult patients wanted to make a difference in the world but, finding no role for themselves, were treated as socially useless. Having created a new stage of life, the next step is to make it meaningful.

Jun 4

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues

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Dog People vs. Cat People: Who's More Outgoing? More Intelligent?

"Dog people" and "cat people" really do have different personalities, according to a new study.

Jun 4

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New research suggests people with narcissistic tendencies can be ...

Can narcissists really change? The just-completed half-season of Mad Men, in which the self-centered Don Draper has gradually settled into a new role as a supportive friend and team player, appears to be answering that question in the affirmative. ...

Jun 3

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