More needs to be done for Mental Health in Singapore

Few years ago, a study had indicated that while one in eight children in Singapore have emotional disorders, and one in 20 have behavioural disorders, only 10% ever see a psychiatrist. The study, “Emotional and behavioural problems in Singaporean ...

Jan 9

Categories: Child Development, Mental Health in Asia

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A Phrase To Renounce For 2014: 'The Mentally Ill'

I saw it most recently in The New York Times, in the headline pictured above and a recent masthead editorial: “Equal Coverage For The Mentally Ill.” It’s all over, from The Boston Globe — “New Era for the Mentally Ill“ – to The Wall ...

Jan 9

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Shirt design featuring "Depression" pulled from Urban Outfitters

Popular clothing store, Urban Outfitters is the subject of controversy once again. The store, which draws in a young crowd, is under fire for selling a woman's cropped t-shirt with the word depression printed all over it. This 'depression' shirt has ...

Jan 8

Categories: Depression

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Early Detection Key to Treatment in Youth

KUALA LUMPUR: EARLY detection of poor mental health among students and early treatment are important to prevent further complications and the higher risk of developing mental illnesses. The Health Ministry's Mental Health Promotion Advisory ...

Jan 8

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development, Schizophrenia, ...

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As dating apps grow in popularity, people still feel some stigma

A recent Pew study found that 11 percent of American adults have used online dating sites or mobile apps - a figure that was just 3 percent five years ago. Among Internet users who were currently single and looking for a partner, 38 percent had ...

Jan 7

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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Anxiety: Getting Excited Beats Trying to Calm Down

A study on anxiety-inducing activities like public speaking finds that the intuitive response–consciously trying to calm down - isn't the best strategy. Instead, people instructed to say to themselves, "I am excited" before a stressful ordeal, ...

Jan 7

Categories: Anxiety

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New Social Network Study Investigates How People Use Facebook to ...

Last month, an article by WIU Department of Communication Assistant Professor Bree McEwan was published in the journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking. For her study, "Sharing, Caring, and Surveilling: An Actor–Partner ...

Jan 7

Categories: Friendships

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How workplace 'givers' can avoid finishing last

A common phrase heard throughout the holiday season is that it is better to give than to receive. However, despite our affection for giving on special occasions, its reputation has less lustre in the world of business where those who maintain a ...

Jan 6

Categories: Workplace Issues

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20% Of Children In Malaysia Are Depressed

KUALA LUMPUR: THE number of children with poor mental health is rising, with 20 per cent found to be suffering from stress, anxiety and depression in the latest National Health Morbidity Survey (NHMS). The survey, conducted in 2011, said there ...

Jan 6

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development, Depression

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A "First-Aid" Response to Mental Illness

The reality is this: when someone is mentally ill, it can be tough to intervene. "Really, we don't. It's easier to not. It's easier to ignore someone who may be having a crisis," said Kate Parker Riley, who works at the Western Connecticut Area ...

Jan 6

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Deceptive Psychology and Poker

Detecting when people are being deceptive is a skill that few people excel at, with an average 53% success rate when trying to detect dishonest statements. This apparent inability to make accurate judgements has quite a significant impact when it ...

Jan 4

Categories: Gambling Addiction

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Slimming pills from internet may harm mental health

Women who set out to shed a few kilos discreetly by using slimming drugs bought on the internet may be getting more than they bargain for, with some found to have lost their minds instead. Dodgy pills sold online contained toxic and banned ...

Jan 4

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I had a black dog, his name was depression

Watch this fascinating video on depression, how it affect millions of people around the world and those around them, and how there ...

Jan 3

Categories: Depression

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Map of how different Emotions affect our Body

Researchers found that the most common emotions trigger strong bodily sensations, and the bodily maps of these sensations were topographically different for different emotions. The sensation patterns were, however, consistent across different West ...

Jan 3

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The Top Ten Brain Science And Psychology Studies Of 2013

Putting it mildly, 2013 was an eventful year for brain science. This Top 10 list isn't meant to be exhaustive (given how many studies are published each year, it never could be), but it's a sturdy sampling of incredible work being conducted around ...

Jan 2

Categories: Sleep Disorders

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