Malaysia: Only 100 Clinical psychologists in country

MALAYSIA is lacking in clinical psychologists to deal with the mental health problems of the people and maintain their psychological wellbeing. National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye said there were only ...

Feb 19

Categories: Mental Health in Asia, Mental Health Professions

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The psychology of Evil

Philip Zimbardo knows how easy it is for nice people to turn bad. In this talk, he shares insights and graphic unseen photos from ...

Feb 19

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Growing number of chemicals linked with brain disorders in children

Toxic chemicals may be triggering the recent increases in neurodevelopmental disabilities among children - such as autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and dyslexia - according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) ...

Feb 18

Categories: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism spectrum ...

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If You're Allowed to Quit, You'll Work Even Harder

The option to abandon a project might just strengthen your resolve to complete it, according to a study published in Psychological Science. The study, from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvanis and Georgia State University, is ...

Feb 18

Categories: Workplace Issues

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Open a door for a man and you diminish his self-esteem and self-belief

How does a man feel if another man opens a door for him? The researchers Megan McCarty and Janice Kelly conducted a field study to find out. Male research assistants waited near two university building entrances and looked out for men and women ...

Feb 18

Categories: Self-Confidence, Self-Esteem

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Can mobile apps help you cope with Mental Health issues?

Journalist Scott Stossel was so anxious at his own wedding that he had to hold on to his new bride in order to steady himself at the altar. His clothes were by then soaked through by torrential sweat. At the birth of his first child, with his wife ...

Feb 17

Categories: Anxiety

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Understanding the basic biology of bipolar disorder

Scientists know there is a strong genetic component to bipolar disorder, but they have had an extremely difficult time identifying the genes that cause it. So, in an effort to better understand the illness's genetic causes, researchers at UCLA tried ...

Feb 17

Categories: Bipolar

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Quitting smoking makes you happier, says study

Moderate or heavy smokers who quit tobacco get a boost in mental wellbeing that, for people who are anxious or stressed, is equivalent to taking anti-depressants, a study said Thursday. British researchers examined 26 published investigations into ...

Feb 15

Categories: Addictions

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Coping with Bipolar Emotions Using Logic

I'm a very logical person. I’m an intellectual. I was raised that way and I remain that way to this day. Likely, because of that, it's more obvious to me than many that logic can be used to deal with bipolar emotions. I can separate my logical ...

Feb 15

Categories: Mood Swings / Bipolar

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How accurate is child mental health screening at four years?

Research from the University of Adelaide shows that although mental health screening of children at ages 4-5 can help to predict mental health problems in future years, only a quarter of children can be accurately identified with such screening.

Feb 15

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development

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Perfectionism: The Good, The Bad, and The Way Beyond

Can perfectionism ever be useful? This was the question floated at the outset of an arresting keynote at the 2014 conference of the BPS's Division of Occupational Psychology. Paul Flaxman began by asking his audience to jot down helpful and hurtful ...

Feb 14

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Be Happier: Spend More Money on Others

Psychologists Elizabeth Dunn and Lara Aknin, along with Michael Norton of Harvard Business School, report that the benefits of helping others "are evident in givers old and young in countries around the world, and extend to not only subjective ...

Feb 14

Categories: Happiness

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Matchmaking this Valentine's Day: How it can bring you the most ...

With Valentine's Day around the corner, you may be thinking of pairing up two friends for a date. If you follow your instinct to play Cupid, it'll pay off in happiness - not necessarily for the new couple, but definitely for you. According to new ...

Feb 14

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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Onions, Emotions, and Why We Cry

Why do we Cry? This video attempts to help you understand why we cry when we are really happy or really really sad. Besides ...

Feb 13

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Psychiatrists Embrace Deep-Brain Stimulation

After 22 years of failed treatments, including rehabilitation, psychotherapy and an array of psychiatric medications, a middle-aged Dutch man decided to take an extraordinary step to fight his heroin addiction. He underwent an experimental brain ...

Feb 13

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