Poor concentration: Poverty reduces brainpower needed for navigating ...

Poverty and all its related concerns require so much mental energy that the poor have less remaining brainpower to devote to other areas of life, according to research based at Princeton University. As a result, people of limited means are more ...

Aug 30

Categories: Adult psychological development

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Depression and alcohol burdens Australia

Mental illness and substance abuse are the leading causes of non-fatal illness in the world, according to the latest part of major research into the global burden of disease. And the issues are second only to musculoskeletal diseases as causes of ...

Aug 30

Categories: Addictions, Depression

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Childhood bullying 'damages adult life'

Bullying in childhood "throws a long shadow" into victims' adult lives, suggests research indicating long-term negative consequences for health, job prospects and relationships. The study tracked more than 1,400 people between the ages of nine and ...

Aug 29

Categories: Bullying, Child Development

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Mindfulness training can help reduce teacher stress and burnout

Teachers who practice "mindfulness" are better able to reduce their own levels of stress and prevent burnout, according to a new study conducted by the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds (CIHM) at UW-Madison's Waisman Center. The results of the ...

Aug 29

Categories: Mindfulness Meditation, Stress Management

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder affects 800,000 Australians

As many as 800,000 Australians suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) at any given time, making it the second most common mental health disorder, new figures reveal. Meanwhile, medical experts are being urged to pay particular attention ...

Aug 29

Categories: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex PTSD

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Physical health isn’t the be-all and the end all to good health

One can take consolation from the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) definition of health. Under its constitution, health is: ‘… a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity’. ...

Aug 28

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Call for businesses to share mental health initiatives

Australia - The Mentally Health Workplace Alliance (MHWA) is calling for organisations to complete a 20 minute survey outlining their policies, initiatives, and all other strategies they utilise when approaching mental health in the ...

Aug 28

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Video games do not make vulnerable teens more violent

Do violent video games such as ‘Mortal Kombat,’ ‘Halo’ and ‘Grand Theft Auto’ trigger teenagers with symptoms of depression or attention deficit disorder to become aggressive bullies or delinquents? No, according to Christopher Ferguson ...

Aug 28

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Funding boost to bring 3D dolphins closer to autistic children

SINGAPORE - Standing in a darkened room surrounded by a curved screen, Gary Oh, who has autism, interacted with images of dolphins projected in 3D while soothing music played. Together with 14 other youths and children with autism, Gary, then 17, ...

Aug 28

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

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Mental Health Wellbeing on decline in Hong Kong

Hong Kong - A series of unimaginable family tragedies have stunned the city over the past few months. Earlier this month, a 60-year-old man jumped to his death after seriously injuring his wife following a quarrel. In March, a 29-year-old unemployed ...

Aug 27

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Six Habits of Highly Empathic People

If you think you’re hearing the word “empathy” everywhere, you’re right. It’s now on the lips of scientists and business leaders, education experts and political activists. But there is a vital question that few people ask: How can I ...

Aug 27

Categories: Empathy

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Why do Haters Have to Hate? Newly Identified Personality Trait Holds ...

New research has uncovered the reason why some people seem to dislike everything while others seem to like everything. Apparently, it’s all part of our individual personality – a dimension that researchers have coined “dispositional ...

Aug 27

Categories: Personality problems

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1% of Malaysia's population have mental problems

KUALA LUMPUR: One per cent of Malaysia's total population suffer from mental problems, with another 20% having mental health problems, like depression, stress and anxiety, said Deputy Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya. The ministry, he ...

Aug 27

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Online resource ReachOutPro.com focussing on youth mental health

Australia - One in every three young West Australians will struggle with some sort of mental health issue so it makes sense to provide accurate information and support to young people in their own sphere- the online world. But it's not just young ...

Aug 26

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Difficult People and How to Handle Them

Learning to deal with difficult people is like learning a foreign language. It's well, shall we say, difficult? But as challenging as it is to develop fluency in conflict situations, it's just as hard, if not harder, to learn to detach yourself ...

Aug 26

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