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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Mum's diet can change your mood

Poor diet during pregnancy can lead to an increased risk of mental health problems in children, Australian research shows. And new mums cannot relax after they give birth with the study also showing a link between unhealthy early childhood diets ...

Aug 31

Categories: Child Development, Pregnancy & Birthing

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Why I Keep My Bipolar Disorder Secret at Work

Last winter, I was declined by five health insurance companies. I am 26, do my preventative screenings like clockwork, and have no physical health problems. As my boss told me when I started working at a small start-up a few months ago that has no ...

Aug 30

Categories: Bipolar, Workplace Issues

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Poor concentration: Poverty reduces brainpower needed for navigating ...

Poverty and all its related concerns require so much mental energy that the poor have less remaining brainpower to devote to other areas of life, according to research based at Princeton University. As a result, people of limited means are more ...

Aug 30

Categories: Adult psychological development

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Depression and alcohol burdens Australia

Mental illness and substance abuse are the leading causes of non-fatal illness in the world, according to the latest part of major research into the global burden of disease. And the issues are second only to musculoskeletal diseases as causes of ...

Aug 30

Categories: Addictions, Depression

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Childhood bullying 'damages adult life'

Bullying in childhood "throws a long shadow" into victims' adult lives, suggests research indicating long-term negative consequences for health, job prospects and relationships. The study tracked more than 1,400 people between the ages of nine and ...

Aug 29

Categories: Bullying, Child Development

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Mindfulness training can help reduce teacher stress and burnout

Teachers who practice "mindfulness" are better able to reduce their own levels of stress and prevent burnout, according to a new study conducted by the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds (CIHM) at UW-Madison's Waisman Center. The results of the ...

Aug 29

Categories: Mindfulness Meditation, Stress Management

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder affects 800,000 Australians

As many as 800,000 Australians suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) at any given time, making it the second most common mental health disorder, new figures reveal. Meanwhile, medical experts are being urged to pay particular attention ...

Aug 29

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

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Physical health isn’t the be-all and the end all to good health

One can take consolation from the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) definition of health. Under its constitution, health is: ‘… a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity’. ...

Aug 28

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Call for businesses to share mental health initiatives

Australia - The Mentally Health Workplace Alliance (MHWA) is calling for organisations to complete a 20 minute survey outlining their policies, initiatives, and all other strategies they utilise when approaching mental health in the ...

Aug 28

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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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