Understanding depression in later life

Louise Sharpe, Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Sydney, is examining the role of late onset depression in Australian adults over 65 years, in a study part funded by beyondblue. Professor Sharpe said that depression was not a ...

Oct 21

Categories: Depression

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Love Makes Everything Taste Sweeter

Seeing the world through rose-colored glasses isn't the only side effect of love. Scientists recently discovered that being in love alters taste by sweetening the flavor of what we eat and drink. Scientists at the University of Singapore conducted ...

Oct 19

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Research finds brain scans may aid in diagnosis of autism

Joint research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Psychology and Auburn University indicates that brain scans show signs of autism that could eventually support behavior-based diagnosis of autism and effective early ...

Oct 19

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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As elderly population grows, so does mental illness

Jakarta - As the country’s population of older people grows, the government is being pushed to provide better mental health facilities for the elderly, who are at higher risk of developing mental disorders. The head of the Health Ministry’s ...

Oct 19

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues, Mental Health in Asia

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How Music Convinces People to Buy Products

People are more likely to buy products when pleasant sounds draw them to the items, a new study reveals. "Suppose that you are standing in a supermarket aisle, choosing between two packets of cookies, one placed nearer your right side and the other ...

Oct 18

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Social Psychologists Say War is Not Inevitable, Psychology Research ...

In a new review of how psychology research has illuminated the causes of war and violence, three political psychologists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst say this understanding can and should be used to promote peace and overturn the ...

Oct 18

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'Mental health stigma a burden'

Malaysia - The impact of mental health problems on patients, their families and society is immense and needs to be addressed, said National Institute of Occupation Safety and Health chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye. He said stigma was a major issue in ...

Oct 18

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Study Shows How Infections in Newborns are Linked to Later Behavior ...

Researchers exploring the link between newborn infections and later behavior and movement problems have found that inflammation in the brain keeps cells from accessing iron that they need to perform a critical role in brain development. Specific ...

Oct 18

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Mental Health Loses Funding As Government Continues Shutdown

In the months leading up to World Mental Health Day, DC has been shaken by a series of violent events that ended with innocent lives lost and our country’s mental health services called into question. During this same time period, Washington, DC ...

Oct 17

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Kissing helps us find the right partner – and keep them

What’s in a kiss? A study by Oxford University researchers suggests kissing helps us size up potential partners and, once in a relationship, may be a way of getting a partner to stick around. ‘Kissing in human sexual relationships is incredibly ...

Oct 17

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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Internet may help prevent mental illness

Health promotion agency VicHealth has published new research showing that people over 65 derive key health benefits from the internet, with activities like social networking playing an important role in staving off depression and reducing ...

Oct 17

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"Chimpanzees of a feather sit together": Friendships are based on ...

Like humans, many animals have close and stable friendships. However, until now, it has been unclear what makes particular individuals bond. Cognitive Biologists of the University of Vienna, Austria, and the University of Zurich, Switzerland, ...

Oct 12

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10 percent Malaysians projected to have mental illness by 2020

KOTA BARU: About 10 per cent of Malaysia's population is projected to experience mental illness by 2020. Deputy director-general of Health (Public Health), Datuk Dr Lokman Hakim Sulaiman said the increase in the number of people aged 50 years and ...

Oct 12

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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The Most Depressed States In The US

Mental health organisations across the world are raising awareness on Thursday, Oct. 10, for World Mental Health Day. Below is a map of depression in the United States from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, based on a 2006 survey. One ...

Oct 11

Categories: Depression

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World lights up purple for Mental Health Day

From Niagara Falls and CN tower in Toronto to stadiums and city halls from Winnipeg to Langford, the world pledged to glow purple Thursday for Mental Health Day. Oct. 10 also marked the first anniversary of Amanda Todd’s death, a Port Coquitlam ...

Oct 11

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