The World Health Organization has famously acknowledged that “there is no health without mental health.” According to a report published December last year by Dietitians of Canada, nutrition is thought to play a role in many ways when it comes to mental health.
Date Posted: October 9, 2013GO
New research has found that hobbies such as reading, socializing, and traveling can keep your mind engaged and boost mental health during your golden years. Taking up a few hobbies after retirement can keep your brain sharp and fend off mental ...
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What makes some people more prone to wedded bliss or sorrow than others? Researchers at UC Berkeley and Northwestern University have found a major clue in our DNA. A gene involved in the regulation of serotonin can predict how much our emotions ...
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We are born colorblind—literally. Newborn color vision is limited, lacking many of the visual distinctions that characterize mature sight. Soon enough, though, color takes over, figuratively as well as physiologically: We learn to see ourselves ...
“The smile plays a key role in recognizing others´ happiness. But, as we know, we are not really happy every time we smile”. In some cases, a smile merely expresses politeness or affiliation. In others, it may even be a way of hiding negative ...
Parents often say: ‘I just want my children to be happy.’ It is unusual to hear: ‘I just want my children’s lives to be meaningful,’ yet that’s what most of us seem to want for ourselves. We fear meaninglessness. We fret about the ...
Heated debates about the quantifiable value of arts and literature are a common feature of American social discourse. Now, two researchers from The New School for Social Research have published a paper in Science demonstrating that reading literary ...
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Studies show that anxiety affects the sense of smell and balance, how we judge faces and perceptions of our personal space. Anxiety may be an unpleasant emotion, which can be crippling in excess, but it does exist for a good reason.
Warning Instagrammers: you might want to stop taking so many pictures of your food. New research out of BYU finds that looking at too many pictures of food can actually make it less enjoyable to eat. Turns out your friend’s obsession with taking ...
October 2013 is Mental Health Month in most Australian States and Territories: a campaign aimed at raising awareness about mental health issues, ahead of World Mental Health Day on 10 October 2013. Mental Health Month serves as an opportunity for ...
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PSYCHOTHERAPY is in decline. In the United States, from 1998 to 2007, the number of patients in outpatient mental health facilities receiving psychotherapy alone fell by 34 percent, while the number receiving medication alone increased by 23 ...
Where do you go for a tasty bite and where the food is not so good? Where are you likely to meet an attractive partner and where you risk damage to your health? For every person - but also for animals - the information about pleasant and unpleasant ...
When life's got you down, gratitude can seem like a chore. Sure, you'll go through the motions and say the right things -- you'll thank people for help they've provided or try to muster a sense of thanks that things aren't worse. But you might not ...
Think your partner is cheating? His or her voice may be a dead giveaway. New research by Albright College associate professor of psychology Susan Hughes, Ph.D., has found that men and women alter their voices when speaking to lovers versus friends ...
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On Sunday night the television news program 60 Minutes broadcast “Untreated mental illness an imminent danger?” Correspondent Steve Kroft introduces the report by stating: “The mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard two weeks ago that ...
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Don’t rely on one source of information about your preschoolers’ inattention or hyperactivity. Rather, consider how your child behaves at home as well as information from his or her teacher and a clinician. This advice comes from Sarah O'Neill, ...
Categories: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Child DevelopmentGO