Why the other queue always seem to move faster than yours

Whether it is supermarkets or traffic, there are two possible explanations for why you feel the world is against you, explains Tom Stafford. Sometimes I feel like the whole world is against me. The other lanes of traffic always move faster than ...

Sep 5

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Disorder: Indonesia’s Mental Health Facilities by Andrea Star Reese

Pasung is the Indonesian term for restraints or restrained. It is used to refer to shackles, but can also refer to being locked in a room or confined in a shed or animal pen. From January 2011 through the end of 2012, I spent time photographing ...

Sep 4

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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The most common phobia you have never heard of

Does the sight of soap bubbles, aerated chocolate or a lotus flower seed pod bring you out in a cold sweat and make you feel panicky? If so, you could be a sufferer of one of the most common phobias you have never heard of – trypophobia, or the ...

Sep 4

Categories: Phobias

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Wealthy Selfies: How Being Rich Increases Narcissism

The rich really are different — and, apparently more self-absorbed, according to the latest research. That goes against the conventional wisdom that the more people have, the more they appreciate their obligations to give back to others. Recent ...

Sep 4

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Suicide becoming a cultural epidemic

Brendan Cowell is haunted by shadows. His best mate. Friends. Their fathers. All lost to suicide. "They were friends and then suddenly it was like they were never there," he says of his teenage years growing up in Cronulla. "There was usually two ...

Sep 4

Categories: Suicide Prevention

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Kindergarten children have heightened communication skills

Children who spent an increased number of days in daycare may benefit from a greater exposure to social and communicative situations, a recent study suggests. Children in this group have a heightened ability to adjust their non-verbal communication ...

Sep 3

Categories: Child Development

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Mindfulness And Loss: The Past Is Just the Past

Imagine this scenario. You've purchased tickets for an outdoor music festival, featuring several of your favorite bands. The tickets are pricey -- $400 -- but it will be an experience to remember. Then, on the morning of the festival, a major storm ...

Sep 3

Categories: Mindfulness Meditation

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Sleep deprivation has noticeable effects on facial appearance that ...

A new study finds that sleep deprivation affects facial features such as the eyes, mouth and skin, and these features function as cues of sleep loss to other people. Results show that the faces of sleep-deprived individuals were perceived as having ...

Sep 3

Categories: Sleep Disorders

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Mobile mental health care pilot kicks off in Jakarta

Jakarta - Viviana Sari, an Indonesian high school student, was at a loss for words when psychiatrist Tiur Sihombing asked her to define the word “depression”. “Stressed?” the 17-year-old said hesitantly. Viviana was among more than two ...

Sep 3

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Salk researchers develop new model to study schizophrenia and other ...

Schizophrenia is one of the most devastating neurological conditions, with only 30 percent of sufferers ever experiencing full recovery. While current medications can control most psychotic symptoms, their side effects can leave individuals so ...

Sep 2

Categories: Schizophrenia

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Your Spouse’s Voice Is Easier to Hear – And Easier to Ignore

With so many other competing voices, having a conversation on a bustling subway or at a crowded cocktail party takes a great deal of concentration. New research suggests that the familiar voice of a spouse stands out against other voices, helping to ...

Sep 2

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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Mental and substance use disorders collectively cause more disability ...

MENTAL and substance use disorders are the leading cause of disability worldwide, a study led by Queensland researchers has found. Psychiatrist Harvey Whiteford, of the University of Queensland, said conditions such as depression, anxiety, ...

Sep 2

Categories: Addictions

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Learning a new language alters brain development

The age at which children learn a second language can have a significant bearing on the structure of their adult brain, according to a new joint study by the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital - The Neuro at McGill University and Oxford ...

Sep 2

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Researchers Expose Troubling Bias In Forensic Psychology

Does your mental health depend on who's paying your psychologist? Clearly not, but a new study has found that psychologists looking at the same evidence will interpret it differently, depending on whom they believed hired them. Bias in ...

Aug 31

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What is deja vu?


You might have felt it -- the feeling that you've experienced something before, but, in reality, the experience is brand new. ...

Aug 31

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