As elderly population grows, so does mental illness

Jakarta - As the country’s population of older people grows, the government is being pushed to provide better mental health facilities for the elderly, who are at higher risk of developing mental disorders. The head of the Health Ministry’s ...

Oct 19

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues, Mental Health in Asia

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How Music Convinces People to Buy Products

People are more likely to buy products when pleasant sounds draw them to the items, a new study reveals. "Suppose that you are standing in a supermarket aisle, choosing between two packets of cookies, one placed nearer your right side and the other ...

Oct 18

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Social Psychologists Say War is Not Inevitable, Psychology Research ...

In a new review of how psychology research has illuminated the causes of war and violence, three political psychologists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst say this understanding can and should be used to promote peace and overturn the ...

Oct 18

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'Mental health stigma a burden'

Malaysia - The impact of mental health problems on patients, their families and society is immense and needs to be addressed, said National Institute of Occupation Safety and Health chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye. He said stigma was a major issue in ...

Oct 18

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Study Shows How Infections in Newborns are Linked to Later Behavior ...

Researchers exploring the link between newborn infections and later behavior and movement problems have found that inflammation in the brain keeps cells from accessing iron that they need to perform a critical role in brain development. Specific ...

Oct 18

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Mental Health Loses Funding As Government Continues Shutdown

In the months leading up to World Mental Health Day, DC has been shaken by a series of violent events that ended with innocent lives lost and our country’s mental health services called into question. During this same time period, Washington, DC ...

Oct 17

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Kissing helps us find the right partner – and keep them

What’s in a kiss? A study by Oxford University researchers suggests kissing helps us size up potential partners and, once in a relationship, may be a way of getting a partner to stick around. ‘Kissing in human sexual relationships is incredibly ...

Oct 17

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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Internet may help prevent mental illness

Health promotion agency VicHealth has published new research showing that people over 65 derive key health benefits from the internet, with activities like social networking playing an important role in staving off depression and reducing ...

Oct 17

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"Chimpanzees of a feather sit together": Friendships are based on ...

Like humans, many animals have close and stable friendships. However, until now, it has been unclear what makes particular individuals bond. Cognitive Biologists of the University of Vienna, Austria, and the University of Zurich, Switzerland, ...

Oct 12

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10 percent Malaysians projected to have mental illness by 2020

KOTA BARU: About 10 per cent of Malaysia's population is projected to experience mental illness by 2020. Deputy director-general of Health (Public Health), Datuk Dr Lokman Hakim Sulaiman said the increase in the number of people aged 50 years and ...

Oct 12

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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The Most Depressed States In The US

Mental health organisations across the world are raising awareness on Thursday, Oct. 10, for World Mental Health Day. Below is a map of depression in the United States from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, based on a 2006 survey. One ...

Oct 11

Categories: Depression

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World lights up purple for Mental Health Day

From Niagara Falls and CN tower in Toronto to stadiums and city halls from Winnipeg to Langford, the world pledged to glow purple Thursday for Mental Health Day. Oct. 10 also marked the first anniversary of Amanda Todd’s death, a Port Coquitlam ...

Oct 11

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A slow, loving, 'affective' touch may be key to a healthy sense of ...

A loving touch, characterized by a slow caress or stroke - often an instinctive gesture from a mother to a child or between partners in romantic relationships – may increase the brain's ability to construct a sense of body ownership and, in turn, ...

Oct 11

Categories: Self-Care / Self Compassion

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Childhood behaviour problems can predict mental health disorders

Childhood behaviour problems are a robust predictor of future physical and mental health problems, according to a preeminent Australian psychologist. University of New South Wales Professor of Psychology, and director of the university’s Child ...

Oct 11

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development

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World Mental Health Day 2013

Every year on 10th of October, The World Health Organization joins in celebrating the World Mental Health Day. The day is celebrated at the initiative of the World Federation of Mental Health and WHO supports this initiative through raising ...

Oct 11

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues

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