Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Questionnaire May Give Clues to Other ...

A shortened version of a questionnaire used by psychologists to assess risk factors for obsessive-compulsive disorder also may help determine the risk of depression and anxiety, according to a Baylor University study.

May 16

Categories: Obsessions & Compulsions (OCD)

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Singaporean singer-songwriter wants to promote World Mental Health Day

Sufyan is a 37-year-old singer-songwriter from Singapore living in Malaysia with an important story to tell. It's his own personal account of struggling with mental illness. Slowly but surely, he is finding his way out of the darkness - through his ...

May 16

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Taking a vacation won't necessarily make you happier - but ...

As anyone who has taken a vacation knows, they can be rife with complications: flight delays, illness, family squabbles. And when you get home you have to catch up on all the work you missed. That's not to suggest that vacations don't bring us joy, ...

May 16

Categories: Happiness

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Shame, stigma and mother-blaming following miscarriage

Imagine having a miscarriage and keeping it secret because you'd get the blame for your pregnancy loss? We might believe that only happened in the past, but it is a situation faced by countless women every day. And, like miscarriage itself, it ...

May 15

Categories: Pregnancy & Birthing

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New stem cell research points to early indicators of schizophrenia

Using new stem cell technology, scientists at the Salk Institute have shown that neurons generated from the skin cells of people with schizophrenia behave strangely in early developmental stages, providing a hint as to ways to detect and potentially ...

May 15

Categories: Schizophrenia

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Post-conflict communities suffer 'massive increases' in mental illness

TIMOR-LESTE: New research has suggested repeated violence could escalate the prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression in post-conflict communities. The six year study surveyed more than 1000 locals in Timor-Leste to ...

May 15

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

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How Attention Works: The Brain's Anti-Distraction System Discovered

Neuroscientists have pinpointed the neural activity involved in avoiding distraction, a new study reports. This is the first study showing that our brains rely on an active suppression system to help us focus on the task at hand.

May 14

Categories: Adult ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

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A couple's love life may be tainted even 20 years later by early ...

A University of Alberta study is helping crack the code to happiness by exploring the long reach of depression and anger over more than two decades. The study, published recently in the Journal of Family Psychology, followed 341 people for 25 ...

May 14

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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How to make Love last?

In a study done several years ago, researchers scanned the brains of such folk as they gazed at a photo of their sweetheart. Most were in their 50s and had been married an average of 21 years. Turns out their brains showed much the same activity as ...

May 14

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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Telepsychiatry Brings Emergency Mental Health Care To Rural Areas

North Carolina is facing a very big mental health care challenge - 28 counties across the state do not have a single psychiatrist. That's despite the fact that in recent years, emergency rooms in the state have seen more patients with mental health, ...

May 13

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The power of an authentic voice

I’ve found that one of the great things about getting older is I’m much more comfortable expressing my opinion than I used to be, even when I’m with folk whose views widely diverge from mine. This doesn’t mean I’m closed to other ways of ...

May 13

Categories: Self-Confidence

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Laugh Often to Live Well

You have heard it time and again - laughter is the best medicine. Humor and mirth offer a multitude of preventive and healing effects and a new study is offering more evidence that laughter has quantifiable benefits for the brain.

May 12

Categories: Happiness

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Tackling test anxiety may help prevent more severe problems

Showing students how to cope with test anxiety might also help them to handle their built-up angst and fretfulness about other issues. The results of a new study by Carl Weems of the University of New Orleans show that anxiety intervention programs ...

May 12

Categories: Child Development, Stress Management

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Gratitude Is the New Willpower

Patience is a virtue, especially when it comes to building capital. But as with most virtues, it's not always easy to muster, since it usually requires resisting temptations for gratification on the sooner side. Should you put the extra $1,000 ...

May 10

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Sleeping less than 5 hours, or more than 9, can lead to cognitive ...

A group of women tak­ing part in the Nurses' Health Study were asked about their sleep habits in 1986 and 2000, and were inter­viewed about mem­ory and think­ing skills three times over a later six-year period. Devore and her col­leagues ...

May 10

Categories: Sleep Disorders

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