Study Says Yelling Is As Hurtful as Hitting

Parents who yell at their adolescent children for misbehaving can cause some of the same problems as hitting them would, including increased risk of depression and aggressive behavior, according to a new study. A good, warm relationship with Mom ...

Sep 10

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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Psychologist Discovers False Descriptions Easier to Remember than ...

What happens when you tell a lie? Set aside your ethical concerns for a moment—after all, lying is a habit we practice with astonishing dexterity and frequency, whether we realize it or not. What goes on in your brain when you willfully deceive ...

Sep 10

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Which Professions Have The Most Psychopaths?

According to a survey conducted by psychologist Kevin Dutton - called the Great British Psychopath Survey - here are the top 10 professions with the most psychopaths: CEO, Lawyer, Media (TV/Radio), Salesperson, Surgeon, Journalist, Police Officer, ...

Sep 10

Categories: Workplace Issues

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Mindfulness training improves attention in children

A short training course in mindfulness improves children’s ability to ignore distractions and concentrate better. These are the findings of a study carried out by Dominic Crehan and Dr Michelle Ellefson at the University of Cambridge. Dominic ...

Sep 9

Categories: Mindfulness

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Where are the voices of the healthcare assistants in mental health?

There has been a great deal of concern expressed about standards of care within the NHS as well as in private hospitals and social care settings. Events at Stafford hospital, Winterbourne View and elsewhere have quite rightly provoked a storm of ...

Sep 9

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Space around others perceived just as our own

A study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden has shown that neurons in our brain 'mirror' the space near others, just as if this was the space near ourselves. The study, published in the scientific journal Current Biology, sheds new light on a ...

Sep 9

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Teachers, students face stress in Malaysia

Malaysia - A NEW test will be introduced for applicants to teachers' training colleges, the Education Ministry announced on Monday. The assessment will gauge whether they have the mental resilience to be teachers in today's fast-paced, ...

Sep 7

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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What are the risks of student cyberbullying?

Stacey Kite, Robert Gable and Lawrence Filippelli of the Johnson & Wales University, in Providence, Rhode Island, USA, surveyed more than 4200 students about their knowledge of potential risks, appropriate use, and their behaviors on the internet ...

Sep 7

Categories: Bullying, Child Development

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Hoarding Can Be a Deadly Business

If parting with possessions is a serious problem, you can now be officially diagnosed with hoarding disorder. Stuff, stuff and more stuff. Many of us love to buy and keep things, even when the items are not useful. About 70 percent of children ...

Sep 7

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Inner-Ear Disorders May Cause Hyperactivity

Behavioral abnormalities are traditionally thought to originate in the brain. But a new study by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University has found that inner-ear dysfunction can directly cause neurological changes ...

Sep 7

Categories: Inattention, Impulsivity, & Hyperactivity (ADHD)

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Dishonest Deeds Lead to ‘Cheater’s High,’ as Long as No One ...

People who get away with cheating when they believe no one is hurt by their dishonesty are more likely to feel upbeat than remorseful afterward, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association. Although people predict ...

Sep 6

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Why hasn’t the mental health of Australians improved?

Despite two decades of investment in improving mental health services, the mental health of Australians has not improved. This may be because haven’t been spending money on the right approach and need to place greater emphasis on prevention. In ...

Sep 6

Categories: Adult psychological development

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Children with behavioral problems more at risk of inflammation

Inflammation could provide early warning sign for disease later in life Children with behavioral problems may be at risk of many chronic diseases in adulthood including heart disease, obesity, diabetes, as well as inflammatory illnesses (conditions ...

Sep 6

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development, Health / Illness / ...

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50.9% HK students depressed

50.9 percent of Hong Kong’s high school students display symptoms of depression, according to a report by Hong Kong based newspaper Mingbao. The recent survey, conducted from October 2012 to June 2013, accessed the mental status of more than ...

Sep 6

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Destigmatising mental illness and changing lives

Singapore - Mental illness can be cured and thinking otherwise would be one of the major misconceptions that the Singapore Association for Mental Health (SAMH) wants to eradicate. It joins other skewed perceptions such as, mental illness is ...

Sep 5

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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