Gaining new knowledge alters brain cells

A new University of British Columbia study identifies an important molecular change that occurs in the brain when we learn and remember. Published this month in Nature Neuroscience, the research shows that learning stimulates our brain cells in a ...

Feb 27

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Singapore: Free courses help those who have recovered from mental ...

SINGAPORE - To help those who have recovered from mental illness secure jobs and reintegrate into society, Kaplan Singapore has worked with the Singapore Association for Mental Health (SAMH) to introduce a series of courses designed to equip them ...

Feb 27

Categories: Mental Health in Asia, Workplace Issues

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Hong Kong: City has taken 'wrong track' on mental health

The government is being urged to set up a mental-health commission to manage the problems of long-term patients and fill the gap left by the present lack of an overall strategy. The call from the Hong Kong Mental Health Council said current policy ...

Feb 27

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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The Spotlight Effect: Do we overestimate the effects of our Actions ...

A new study from Cornell University investigates the extent to which people overestimates the extent to which their actions and appearance are noted by others. Most of us stand out in our own minds. Whether in the midst of a personal triumph or an ...

Feb 26

Categories: Self-Confidence, Self-Criticism, Self-Esteem

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Do Vaccines Cause Autism?

In 1998, there was a groundbreaking study telling parents that their children were at risk of getting autism from vaccines. Parents everywhere collectively gasped. After all, they had been told for years vaccines were the best way to prevent any ...

Feb 26

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Better Workplaces Mean Less Suicides

The workplace plays a vital role in creating a suicide safe community, according to a new position statement released by Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA). The Statement calls on organisations of all sizes to implement workplace policies and ...

Feb 26

Categories: Workplace Issues

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Why You Can't Keep a Secret

Though his 18-year-old patient Ida Bauer was "in the first bloom of youth," Sigmund Freud wrote in 1905, she had come to him suffering from coughing fits and episodes of speechlessness. She'd become depressed and withdrawn, even hinting at suicide. ...

Feb 25

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Australia: Special unit to help kids with severe internet addiction

Victorian kids as young as eight are becoming hooked on computer games and the internet, with some refusing to go to school, suffering anxiety and depression, getting violent and withdrawing socially. Mental health professionals say the condition, ...

Feb 25

Categories: Addictions

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24 proven ways to make a bad boss better

Many people encounter workplace issues in their working lives and many of them can be related to the ...

Feb 25

Categories: Workplace Issues

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Video conferencing effective in mental health services delivery

University of South Australia clinical psychologist Susan Simpson says research has shown telemental health services can be just as effective as face-to-face treatment. "Some clients actually indicate that they prefer video conferencing to ...

Feb 24

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The All-or-Nothing Marriage

ARE marriages today better or worse than they used to be? This vexing question is usually answered in one of two ways. According to the marital decline camp, marriage has weakened: Higher divorce rates reflect a lack of commitment and a decline of ...

Feb 24

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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Could PTSD Involve Immune Cell Response to Stress?

Chronic stress that produces inflammation and anxiety in mice appears to prime their immune systems for a prolonged fight, causing the animals to have an excessive reaction to a single acute stressor weeks later, new research suggests. After the ...

Feb 24

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

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Is Behavior Therapy or Medication more effective in treating Children ...

Med­ica­tion treat­ment and behav­ior ther­apy are both con­sid­ered effec­tive treat­ments for ADHD; the com­bi­na­tion of these treat­ments is gen­er­ally regarded as an ideal approach for many chil­dren. How­ever, in the ...

Feb 22

Categories: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Cognitive Behavioral ...

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Jailed criminals think they are kinder, more trustworthy and honest ...

Many studies have shown that people tend to exaggerate their own positive characteristics and abilities. A popular example is the finding that most drivers think they are a better-than-average driver. This suggests there are many sub-standard ...

Feb 22

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What Makes Older People Happy?

Every year, my husband and I wonder what kind of birthday gift to give his dad, now 86 years old. We know very well what Mel would really enjoy: a weeklong visit with us and our children, with lots of time spent eating out in comfortable ...

Feb 21

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues, Happiness

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