Toward a clearer diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome, which is also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis, is a debilitating condition characterized by chronic, profound, and disabling fatigue. Unfortunately, the causes are not well understood. Neuroinflammation—the ...

Apr 9

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Children Suffer Mentally and Physically From Astounding Levels of ...

According to new research, too much homework is associated with academic stress, a lack of balance in children’s lives and even physical health problems. The new study into 4,317 students at 10 high-performing US high schools questions whether ...

Apr 8

Categories: Child Development

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The Emotional Blindness of Alexithymia

Sometimes I work with children and adults who can't put words to their feelings and thoughts. It's not that they don't want to - it's more that they don't know how. The clinical term for this experience is alexithymia and is defined as the ...

Apr 8

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Noisy brain signals: How the schizophrenic brain misinterprets the ...

People with schizophrenia often misinterpret what they see and experience in the world. New research provides insight into the brain mechanisms that might be responsible for this misinterpretation. The study from the Montreal Neurological Institute ...

Apr 8

Categories: Schizophrenia

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Is inflated praise for your child a bad thing?

When you've done something good, or performed a task well, it feels great to get some praise for it. And parents and teachers, especially in Western cultures, are encouraged to dole out praise to children in an increasingly generous manner. A ...

Apr 7

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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Young motorists lack self control

Scandinavian research has shown that the emotional centre in the brains of young motorists develops and matures ahead of the frontal lobe, and that this varies between risk-willing and risk-averse groups.

Apr 7

Categories: Control Issues

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3 Emotions at the Root of Success

I've been trying to build a model for how emotions create success, but I kept on getting tripped up when I came to gratitude. I was categorizing it as a result of success or a form of success. And that didn't seem quite right, somehow. Here's the ...

Apr 7

Categories: Workplace Issues

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The Subconscious Mind Is Super Lie Detector

Human beings are abysmal at detecting lies consciously, but their subconscious mind may have a better nose for deceit, new research suggests.

Apr 5

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'Go home', mental health experts urge families of missing Chinese ...

Relatives of Chinese passengers aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight should return home to start the recovery process, mental health experts say. Such a prolonged period disconnected from friends and family was having an adverse effect on ...

Apr 5

Categories: Grief, Loss, Bereavement

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Therapists' Apps Aim To Help With Mental Health Issues

Games like Flappy Bird and Candy Crush have helped many of us de-stress during long waits at the doctor's office and crowded Metro rides. But what if an app could actually help with mental health? Researchers from Hunter College and the City ...

Apr 5

Categories: Anxiety

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Computer Maps 21 Distinct Emotional Expressions - Even "Happily ...

Researchers at The Ohio State University have found a way for computers to recognize 21 distinct facial expressions - even expressions for complex or seemingly contradictory emotions such as "happily disgusted" or "sadly angry."

Apr 4

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Ways to Say 'No' More Effectively

Research studies have shown that people will say "yes" to a request simply because saying "no" makes them even more uncomfortable. Elizabeth Bernstein has tips for saying "no" better, and guest Leslie Romson Brown shares her story.

Apr 4

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The Lost Art of the Unsent Angry Letter

WHENEVER Abraham Lincoln felt the urge to tell someone off, he would compose what he called a “hot letter.” He’d pile all of his anger into a note, “put it aside until his emotions cooled down,” Doris Kearns Goodwin once explained on NPR, ...

Apr 3

Categories: Anger Management

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Positive, negative thinkers' brains revealed

The ability to stay positive when times get tough - and, conversely, of being negative - may be hardwired in the brain, finds new research led by a Michigan State University psychologist.

Apr 3

Categories: Positive Psychology

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Psychologists DO know what you are thinking

It's an accusation often fired at psychologists at parties: 'I bet you can tell what I'm thinking'. Now psychologists, much to their own surprise, have found scientific evidence that this might actually be the case.

Apr 3

Categories: Mental Health Professions

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