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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Study reveals Asian consumers’ psychological make-up

A new study by the Institute on Asian Consumer Insight (ACI) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has decoded the psychological make-up of Asian consumers. They value the family, believe in hard work, and are financially conservative. They ...

Aug 26

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Teaching kids to share: Giving choices rather than rewards is better, ...

When it comes to getting preschoolers to share their toys, a new study finds that giving them a choice to share, rather than a reward, helps them share more with others in the future. In new evidence announced Monday, investigators from Cornell ...

Aug 26

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development

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Go on, volunteer – it could be good for you!

Volunteering may be good for your health, reveals a large systematic review and meta-analysis led by the University of Exeter Medical School. Volunteering can improve mental health and help you live longer, finds the study which is published in the ...

Aug 24

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First autism insurance scheme sees ‘solid’ start

Singapore - The first insurance scheme here designed for children and young adults with autism has seen some 50 applications since its launch last week, as well as sparked calls urging insurers to consider schemes for those with mental illnesses, ...

Aug 24

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Princeton researchers use mobile phones to measure happiness

Researchers at Princeton University are developing ways to use mobile phones to explore how one’s environment influences one’s sense of well-being. In a study involving volunteers who agreed to provide information about their feelings and ...

Aug 24

Categories: Happiness

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Pointless to be beautiful but unhealthy in mind, body

KUALA LUMPUR: While it is normal to want to maintain an ideal weight to remain healthy and attractive, it is, however, abnormal to obsess over it until one resorts to unhealthy methods. Malaysian Mental Health Association deputy president ...

Aug 23

Categories: Eating Disorders

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New findings may help neuroscientists pinpoint better targets for ...

Anxiety disorders, which include posttraumatic stress disorder, social phobias and obsessive-compulsive disorder, affect 40 million American adults in a given year. Currently available treatments, such as antianxiety drugs, are not always effective ...

Aug 23

Categories: Anxiety

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