Study shows Men focus on the body of woman more than the face, ...

Usually, women can tell when someone’s eyes aren’t on her face and are, well, focused elsewhere on her body. In other words, there’s a reason the saying on the t-shirt is My Eyes Are Up Here. But how, exactly, does that “objectifying ...

Oct 30

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Documentary on Schizoaffective Disorder

Schizoaffective disorder is a mental disorder characterized by disordered thought processes (called psychosis) and abnormal emotional ...

Oct 29

Categories: Bipolar, Schizophrenia

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How zealous psychiatrists are diagnosing quirks as mental illnesses

Today it seems that almost everyone is certifiably mad. According to critics, amateur and professional psychiatrists are routinely guilty of "diagnostic inflation": turning normal people into mental patients with alphabet soup diagnoses. In a new ...

Oct 29

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Nurturing may protect kids from brain changes linked to poverty

Growing up in poverty can have long-lasting, negative consequences for a child. But for poor children raised by parents who lack nurturing skills, the effects may be particularly worrisome, according to a new study at Washington University School of ...

Oct 29

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development

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12 Ways Yoga Meditation Helps Nourish the Body, Brian and Mind

An easy, low cost, nat­ural prac­tice can help us boost our brain power, be health­ier and more spir­i­tu­ally attuned as we age, and improve our qual­ity of life and hap­pi­ness. It could also reduce some of the stag­ger­ing health care ...

Oct 28

Categories: Mindfulness Meditation

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Early intervention key to getting a grip on mental health woes

The importance of funding comprehensive youth mental health services is self-evident. Experts consistently tell us that all adult mental health problems first appear in adolescence. Like many of those experts, headspace - Australia's National Youth ...

Oct 28

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Anxiety Increases With Online Health Searches

A hypochondriac can turn indigestion into a heart attack faster than you can say myocardial infarction. And thanks to the internet’s unlimited supply of medical information, there’s an online version of the condition—call it ...

Oct 28

Categories: Anxiety

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Substandard housing impact children's development

Sifting through a massive study of low-income children and their families, Lynch School of Education Professor Rebekah Levine Coley and colleagues have gleaned new insights into the harmful effects of substandard housing on families and ...

Oct 26

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development

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Data-Mining Our Dreams

ARE dreams really meaningful? Virtually every culture throughout history has developed methods to interpret dreams — most notably, in the modern era, the psychoanalytic approach. But today many people assume that this quest has failed. Science, ...

Oct 26

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What Makes Us Human?

One of the most enduring pursuits in cognitive science is identifying the factors that separate us from lower animals — and while it might at first seem like a trivial matter (“well, we’re just a lot smarter!”), it is actually very difficult ...

Oct 26

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Lower Blood Sugars May Be Good for the Brain

Even for people who don’t have diabetes or high blood sugar, those with higher blood sugar levels are more likely to have memory problems, according to a new study published in the October 23, 2013, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal ...

Oct 25

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Cross-border schoolchildren could face mental health issues

Two in every five children born in Hong Kong to mainland parents may grow up maladjusted if they are made to cross the border daily for classes or live away from their parents, a research specialist in youth development has warned. The risk of ...

Oct 25

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development

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Theatre offers promise for youth with autism


A novel autism intervention program using theatre to teach reciprocal communication skills is improving social deficits in ...

Oct 25

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child ...

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A New Map of How We Think: Top Brain/Bottom Brain

Who hasn't heard that people are either left-brained or right-brained—either analytical and logical or artistic and intuitive, based on the relative "strengths" of the brain's two hemispheres? How often do we hear someone remark about thinking ...

Oct 24

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Learning New Skills Keeps an Aging Mind Sharp

Older adults are often encouraged to stay active and engaged to keep their minds sharp, that they have to “use it or lose it.” But new research indicates that only certain activities — learning a mentally demanding skill like photography, for ...

Oct 24

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues

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