Fearful Memories Passed Down to Mouse Descendants

Certain fears can be inherited through the generations, a provocative study of mice reports. The authors suggest that a similar phenomenon could influence anxiety and addiction in humans. But some researchers are sceptical of the findings because a ...

Dec 2

Categories: Fear

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Economic development can only buy happiness up to a ‘sweet spot’ ...

Economists have shed light on the vexed question of whether economic development can buy happiness – and it seems that life satisfaction actually dips among people living in the wealthiest countries. Politicians are intensely interested in the ...

Dec 2

Categories: Happiness

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Researchers Find Gene Responsible For Susceptibility To Panic Disorder

A study published recently in the Journal of Neuroscience points, for the first time, to the gene trkC as a factor in susceptibility to the disease. The researchers define the specific mechanism for the formation of fear memories which will help in ...

Dec 2

Categories: Panic issues

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Should you follow your gut when walking down the aisle?

Although newlyweds may not be completely aware of it, they may know whether their march down the aisle will result in wedded bliss or an unhappy marriage, according to new study led by a Florida State University researcher. Associate Professor of ...

Nov 30

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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Nostalgia For The Past Boosts Optimism For The Future, Study Suggests

Thinking fondly about the past can make you more excited about what's to come, according to a new study. Nostalgia seems to spur optimism for the future because it "raises self-esteem which in turn heightens optimism," study researcher Dr. Tim ...

Nov 30

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Where we drive affects how we drive

According to the International Transport Forum Malaysia has one of the highest death rates from road traffic accidents in the world. While the number of road deaths continues to rise in Malaysia the number in the United Kingdom is much lower and ...

Nov 30

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Art therapy to help children recover from illnesses

They may not always know how to convey what they feel through words, so art can be a medium to help young patients in recovering from injuries and illnesses. An art therapy programme started by KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH) for ...

Nov 29

Categories: Art Therapy

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Children in orphanages suffer emotionally

Children should not be kept in orphanages as it compromises their mental health, says a counsellor and foster care specialist. Mental health counsellor and foster care specialist Lari Baty Cannon said keeping children in orphanages affected their ...

Nov 29

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development

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Creativity can last well into old age, as long as creators stay open ...

Doris Lessing, the freewheeling Nobel Prize-winning writer on racism, colonialism, feminism and communism who died Sunday at age 94, was prolific for most of her life. But five years ago, she said the writing had dried up. “Don’t imagine ...

Nov 28

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues, Creative Blocks

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The Good News in Bad News

TAU researchers say repeatedly exposing yourself to a negative event may prevent it from affecting you. Psychology shows that it doesn't take much to put you in a bad mood. Just reading the morning news can do it. And being in a bad mood slows your ...

Nov 28

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Canadian Red Cross provides ‘psychological first aid’ to Tyhoon ...

Even after a disaster like Typhoon Haiyan, which ravaged the Philippines, kids have energy to burn. Toronto social services worker Sandra Damota is in one of the devastated areas to ensure that some of those kids have a mentally healthy outlet for ...

Nov 28

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

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Haste makes waste, but not if you're neurotic

The faster people do things, the more mistakes they make. Also known as the speed-accuracy trade-off, this rule is considered by many fundamental to human behaviour. Not so, according to sports psychologist James Bell and his colleagues. They've ...

Nov 28

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ADHD linked to social and economic disadvantage

Scientists have found evidence of a link between social and economic status and childhood attention deficit disorder (ADHD) in the UK. A team led by the University of Exeter Medical School analysed data from the Millennium Cohort Study, a database ...

Nov 27

Categories: Adult ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

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Mental Trauma Haunts Philippines Typhoon Survivors

Rodico Basilides visits a forlorn cross that stands as a memorial to his family who died in the catastrophic Philippine typhoon, one of countless survivors who are being forced to grieve without professional counseling. “This is for my wife, ...

Nov 27

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

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The secrets of the world's happiest cities

Two bodyguards trotted behind Enrique Peñalosa, their pistols jostling in holsters. There was nothing remarkable about that, given his profession – and his locale. Peñalosa was a politician on yet another campaign, and this was Bogotá, a city ...

Nov 26

Categories: Happiness

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