Dubious shrinks, political prisoners inside China's mental health ...

Wu Yuanhong, a man suffering from schizophrenia in China's southeastern Jiangxi Province, was forced by his mother to live in a small metal cage for 11 years after he beat a young boy to death. Reports of Wu's dire situation surfaced in Chinese ...

May 8

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Why Can't We Stop Eating?

We have long known the simplest recipe for weight loss: eat less and exercise more. Yet despite our understanding of the causes of weight fluctuation and the serious health risks associated with obesity, our collective weight continues to rise.

May 7

Categories: Eating Disorders

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How Does Stress Increase Your Risk for Stroke and Heart Attack?

Scientists have shown that anger, anxiety, and depression not only affect the functioning of the heart, but also increase the risk for heart disease. Stroke and heart attacks are the end products of progressive damage to blood vessels supplying the ...

May 7

Categories: Stress Management

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Overlap of research and clinical practice is finding new ways to ...

Linda (not her real name) was living a model life. An executive overseeing 300 staff with a supportive family, the 46-year-old was flying high. Then one day everything changed. Seemingly out of the blue she could not focus, could not concentrate and ...

May 7

Categories: Depression

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Promising biomarkers to predict suicide risk

In a new review published by Professor Kees van Heeringen from Ghent University in Belgium and John Mann from Columbia University in the USA, they discuss the stress-diathesis theory of suicide, in which a predisposition or diathesis interacts with ...

May 6

Categories: Suicide Prevention

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Want to Be More Creative? Take a Walk

If you are unable to think of a catchy, creative way to present sales data or begin a newspaper column, take a walk. A brief stroll, even around your office, can significantly increase creativity, according to a handy new study.

May 6

Categories: Creative Blocks

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You Don't Know What You're Saying

If you think you know what you just said, think again. People can be tricked into believing they have just said something they did not, researchers report this week.The dominant model of how speech works is that it is planned in advance - speakers ...

May 6

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Can money buy happiness? For some, the answer is no

Many shoppers, whether they buy material items or life experiences, are no happier following the purchase than they were before, according to a new study from San Francisco State University.

May 5

Categories: Happiness

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Neurofeedback treatment for ADHD gaining strong support

Neu­ro­feed­back - also known as EEG Biofeed­back - is an ADHD treat­ment in which indi­vid­u­als learn to alter their typ­i­cal EEG pat­tern to one that is con­sis­tent with a focused, atten­tive state. This is done by col­lect­ing ...

May 5

Categories: Adult ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

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Deep Brain Stimulation for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Releases ...

Some have characterized dopamine as the elixir of pleasure because so many rewarding stimuli - food, drugs, sex, exercise - trigger its release in the brain. However, more than a decade of research indicates that when drug use becomes compulsive, ...

May 5

Categories: Obsessions & Compulsions (OCD)

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Can making faces mask your personality?

According to a group of University of Glasgow psychologists, Daniel Gill and colleagues, it can. Writing in the journal Psychological Science, these researchers say that human facial expressions can signal how dominant, trustworthy, or attractive we ...

May 3

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What Your Coffee Order Says About Your Personality

Black coffee drinkers are old-school purists who are patient and efficient but can be a little quiet and moody, finds a survey. While latte drinkers were generous with their time but didn't always take the best care of their health.

May 3

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A Fast-Acting Antidepressant Appears Within Reach

For someone with depression in the midst of a crisis, there is no time to waste. Yet time is exactly what currently-available antidepressants require to take effect - often on the order of weeks. A new study suggests a fast-acting antidepressant ...

May 3

Categories: Depression

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Dampening of positive feelings found to predict postpartum depressive ...

A new KU Leuven study shows for the first time that the dampening or suppression of positive emotions plays an important role in the development of postpartum depression. This has implications for the treatment of depressed mothers.

May 2

Categories: Post Partum Depression

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Trauma and Homelessness Relationship Revealed

A new study has found that trauma levels for the long-term homeless are far greater than the general Australian community. The study also identified a relationship between trauma exposure, mental health difficulties, social disadvantage and ...

May 2

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

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