Study sheds light on association between adolescents, anxiety and ...

Main ConteThe School of Nursing of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and Christian Family Service Centre (CFSC) have jointly conducted a large-scale study on the family life, physical and emotional health of high school students. The ...

Dec 24

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Depression

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WHO Sharing Psychological First Aid knowledge with Philippines to ...

Philippines - The World Health Organization shared with the Philippines Department of Health information about a humane, supportive and practical help to people who are suffering after crisis events. Called psychological first aid, this approach ...

Dec 24

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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High Emotional Intelligence Dramatically Improves Decision-Making

A new study finds that people with high emotional intelligence make smarter decisions because they aren’t swayed by their current emotional state. The emotions can provide very useful information, but sometimes they are not related to the ...

Dec 23

Categories: Emotional Intelligence

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This Test Can Determine If Your Marriage Will Last

The measure isn’t the high tech detector of romantic emotions that you might expect. Instead, it looks a lot like that familiar thing we know as our gut feeling. Next time somebody who just went through a messy breakup says that they always knew ...

Dec 23

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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Study Shows 2-Drug Combo helps Adolescents with ADHD, Aggression

Prescribing both a stimulant and an antipsychotic drug to children with physical aggression and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), along with teaching parents to use behavior management techniques, reduces aggressive and serious ...

Dec 23

Categories: Anger Management, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

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Studies show the long-term, positive effects of fitness on cognitive ...

It has long been accepted that exercise cuts the risk of heart disease, and recent studies suggest a raft of more general benefits, such as reducing the risk of certain types of cancer and even preventing the onset of Type 2 diabetes. Now it seems ...

Dec 22

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It's easier than you think to get people to commit bad deeds

When asking someone to do something unethical, we underestimate what a difficult position we've put them in. New research suggests that to avoid social discomfort, many people will agree to perform a bad deed rather than say no.

Dec 20

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A Psychologist's Guide to Online Dating

Edward Royzman, a psychology professor at the University of Pennsylvania, asks me to list four qualities on a piece of paper: physical attractiveness, income, kindness, and fidelity. Then he gives me 200 virtual “date points” that I’m to ...

Dec 20

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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Non-Specialist Psychosocial Interventions for Children with ...

The development of effective treatments for use by non-specialists is listed among the top research priorities for improving the lives of people with mental illness worldwide. The purpose of this review is to appraise which interventions for ...

Dec 20

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Child Development, Intellectual Disability

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Why Does Time Fly as We Get Older?

Another year; another Christmas around the corner. The conversation around the watercooler these days has evolved into the annual “where has the time gone?” discussion—how quickly the neighborhood kids have become high school graduates; how ...

Dec 19

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues

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Mind-Body Exercises Benefit Emotional Health

Mind-body exercises such as Tai Chi, Chi Gong and Yoga not only improve physical fitness but also alleviate mood disorders such as anxiety and depression, according to a study. The Chen Wai Wai Vivien Foundation Therapeutic Physical Mental Exercise ...

Dec 19

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5 effective parenting programs to reduce problem behaviors in children

All parents want what's best for their children. But not every parent knows how to provide their child with the tools to be successful, or how to help them avoid the biggest adolescent behavior problems: substance use, delinquency, school dropout, ...

Dec 19

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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Art Elevates the Mind by Increasing Empathy, Critical Thinking and ...

A new large-scale experiment on over 10,000 students finds that a one-hour tour of an art museum can increase empathy, tolerance and critical thinking skills. By carefully timetabling when they visited, the researchers were able to create an ...

Dec 18

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Peer specialists use their experience to counsel others with mental ...

Hong Kong: Lily Chan Lei-hung has had more than enough ups and downs for a lifetime. She's has gone from working as a business development manager for a publicly listed American company, to being an unemployed divorcee battling bipolar disorder. ...

Dec 18

Categories: Mental Health in Asia, Mental Health Professions

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Positive Self Talk Can Boost Your Athletic Endurance

During a tough workout or a physical game, we get plenty of signals from our body that muscles are sore and the endurance wall is fast approaching. However, our brain is wired to be overprotective and tells us the tank is almost empty when in fact ...

Dec 17

Categories: Sports Psychology

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