Phobias may be cured by watching others, study shows

Whether it is a fear of spiders, snakes or heights, many of us have phobias that we would love to be rid of for good. Now, a new study suggests that we can, by watching other individuals interact with the object or scenario that frightens us.

Sep 18

Categories: Phobias

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Parents' Harsh Words Might Make Teen Behaviors Worse

Most parents yell at their kids at some point. It often feels like the last option for getting children to pay attention and shape up. But harsh verbal discipline may backfire. Teenagers act worse if they're yelled at, a study finds.

Sep 18

Categories: Parenting, Teenage Issues

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Researchers discover how and where imagination occurs in human brains

Philosophers and scientists have long puzzled over where human imagination comes from. In other words, what makes humans able to create art, invent tools, think scientifically and perform other incredibly diverse behaviors? The answer, Dartmouth ...

Sep 18

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Police should tackle mental problems among police personnel

Malaysia - All police contingent headquarters should have a special counselling or psychology unit to tackle mental problems among police personnel, according to the Malaysian Criminal Prevention Foundation (MCPF) vice president Tan Sri Lee Lam ...

Sep 18

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Wide-faced Men Make Others Act Selfishly

Two assistant professors of management at the University of California, Riverside and several other researchers have previously shown that men with wider faces are more aggressive, less trustworthy and more prone to engaging in deception. Now, in a ...

Sep 17

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How to Cope When Your Spouse Embarrasses You

Michele Phillips and her husband, Gary Wadds, were hanging out on the porch with friends one evening in Piermont, N.Y., when the talk turned to hiking. One person mentioned a local trail, another raved about her new hiking boots. Then Ms. Phillips ...

Sep 17

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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Our Genes Respond Positively to The Right Kind of Happiness

New research suggests the right kind of happiness can change the code that defines our very being: our genes. The study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, examined the pattern of gene expression within the ...

Sep 17

Categories: Happiness

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Studying dating abuse in the Internet age

Non-physical abuse by a dating partner such as threats, controlling behavior and harassing text messages can have a serious effect on a teenager’s health and well-being, finds new research led by a Michigan State University scholar. The study, ...

Sep 17

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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Targeting isolation and restraint in mental health facilities

Most developed countries have laws that permit the detention and treatment of individuals with severe mental health problems without their consent. Practices such as restraint and solitary confinement (often referred to as “seclusion”) are ...

Sep 16

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Researchers approaching ways to makes Antidepressants Act Quicker

The reasons behind why it often takes people several weeks to feel the effect of newly prescribed antidepressants remains somewhat of a mystery – and likely, a frustration to both patients and physicians.

Sep 16

Categories: Depression

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Drug addiction: The complex truth

Drugs are scary. The words “heroin” and “cocaine” make people flinch. It’s not just the associations with crime and harmful health effects, but also the notion that these substances can undermine the identities of those who take them. One ...

Sep 16

Categories: Addictions, Drug Addiction

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Esteem issues determine how people put their best Facebook forward

How social media users create and monitor their online personas may hint at their feelings of self-esteem and self-determination, according to an international team of researchers. "The types of actions users take and the kinds of information they ...

Sep 16

Categories: Self-Esteem

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Mental health in men: An issue we must address

NFP organisation beyondblue has announced today it will offer free or heavily-subsidised training to male-dominated workplaces across Australia to improve the mental health of workers, reduce male suicide rates, and increase business’ ...

Sep 14

Categories: Men's Issues

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My Voice Is Better than Yours

A new study by Albright College associate professor of psychology Susan Hughes, Ph.D., has found that people unknowingly assessed their own recorded voice as sounding more attractive in comparison to how others rated their voices, which is ...

Sep 14

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Stigma on suicide in Malaysia

Malaysia - Sept 10 marked this year’s World Suicide Prevention Day. It aims to create awareness regarding suicide, mental health and the support groups available. An estimate of one million people die of suicide worldwide each year. That is an ...

Sep 14

Categories: Suicide Prevention

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