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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'Selfie' Addiction Brings Negative Impact

BANGKOK - The popular 'selfie', a popular trend among many is now linked to mental and low self-esteem disorders. Popular among the youngsters it is said to cause addiction and negative impact on them. The Thai Mental Health Department has warned ...

Feb 13

Categories: Self-Love

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New evidence that chronic stress predisposes brain to mental illness

University of California, Berkeley, researchers have shown that chronic stress generates long-term changes in the brain that may explain why people suffering chronic stress are prone to mental problems such as anxiety and mood disorders later in ...

Feb 12

Categories: Stress Management

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The Science of Kissing

When you really think about it, kissing is an odd human behavior. You know, all the rubbing of our faces all over each other. So ...

Feb 12

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Heroin, addiction and free will

The death of Phillip Seymour Hoffman has sparked some strong and seemingly contradictory responses. What these reactions show is that many people find it hard to think of addiction as being anything except either a choice or a loss of free ...

Feb 12

Categories: Addictions

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Beauty Is in the Brain of the Beholder

There are few things more personal than one's aesthetic taste. When you really connect to a piece of art or music, it touches something deep inside. It moves you in a way that often escapes words. But what's going on in your brain when you are moved ...

Feb 11

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Why Do We Get Nervous?

This short video presentation explains why we get butterflies in our tummy whenever we have to get up in front of an audience or when ...

Feb 11

Categories: Anxiety

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Movie-Watching Together Strengthens Marriages

Keeping a marriage together takes effort. And care. And maybe even watching classic romance movies, like The Way We Were or Husbands and Wives. And this is because of the conversations such movies can start. That's the finding from a study in the ...

Feb 11

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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An Antidote for Mindlessness

In the mid-nineteen-seventies, the cognitive psychologist Ellen Langer noticed that elderly people who envisioned themselves as younger versions of themselves often began to feel, and even think, like they had actually become younger. Men with ...

Feb 10

Categories: Mindfulness

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Philippines: Specialised mental health treatment to target survivors ...

Many children were among the victims of typhoon Haiyan, with one school in the Tacloban area of the Philippines losing 59 of its pupils. Médecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) psychiatrist Frederique Drogoul describes a mental health programme that will ...

Feb 10

Categories: Mental Health in Asia, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma ...

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