Psychotherapy’s Image Problem

PSYCHOTHERAPY is in decline. In the United States, from 1998 to 2007, the number of patients in outpatient mental health facilities receiving psychotherapy alone fell by 34 percent, while the number receiving medication alone increased by 23 ...

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Researcher found where pleasant memories are stored

Where do you go for a tasty bite and where the food is not so good? Where are you likely to meet an attractive partner and where you risk damage to your health? For every person - but also for animals - the information about pleasant and unpleasant ...

Oct 4

Categories: Happiness

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Gratitude Is About the Future, Not the Past

When life's got you down, gratitude can seem like a chore. Sure, you'll go through the motions and say the right things -- you'll thank people for help they've provided or try to muster a sense of thanks that things aren't worse. But you might not ...

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You Say He's Just a Friend, But Your Voice Says Differently

Think your partner is cheating? His or her voice may be a dead giveaway. New research by Albright College associate professor of psychology Susan Hughes, Ph.D., has found that men and women alter their voices when speaking to lovers versus friends ...

Oct 3

Categories: Infidelity, Relationships & Marriage

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What “60 Minutes” Gets Wrong in Report on Mental Illness and ...

On Sunday night the television news program 60 Minutes broadcast “Untreated mental illness an imminent danger?” Correspondent Steve Kroft introduces the report by stating: “The mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard two weeks ago that ...

Oct 3

Categories: Depression, Schizophrenia

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Clinician observations of preschoolers’ behavior help to predict ...

Don’t rely on one source of information about your preschoolers’ inattention or hyperactivity. Rather, consider how your child behaves at home as well as information from his or her teacher and a clinician. This advice comes from Sarah O'Neill, ...

Oct 3

Categories: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Child Development

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Bad luck? Knocking on wood can undo jinx: study

Knocking on wood is the most common superstition in Western culture used to reverse bad fortune or undo a "jinx." Other cultures maintain similar practices, like spitting or throwing salt, after someone has tempted fate. Even people who aren't ...

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Scientists Show using Facebook Is a Downer

Humans like being around other humans. We are extraordinarily social animals. In fact, we are so social, that simply interacting with other people has been shown to be use similar brain areas as those involved with the processing of very basic ...

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How to stay sharp in retirement

October is Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month, but how does one stay mentally fit after the 40-hour workweek is traded in for the gold watch? The more you want to use your brain — and the more you enjoy doing it — the more likely you are to ...

Oct 2

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues

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Australian Olympic Committee to send more psychologists to Rio ...

THE Australian Olympic Committee is set to send more psychologists to the Rio Olympics to meet athletes’ increasing demand for mental support. It comes after sporting stars, including champion swimmers Leisel Jones and Ian Thorpe, spoke out about ...

Oct 1

Categories: Sports Psychology

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Given a warning, we can shield ourselves from subliminal messages

Ad-man James Vicary generated excitement and discomfort in equal measure back in the 50s when he boasted about the success of his "subliminal adverts". Presenting the words "Drink Coke" or "Eat Popcorn" on-screen, mid-movie, too fast to be ...

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Obesity influences school success

Children who are extremely overweight achieve lower math grades and attend German upper secondary school (Gymnasium) less frequently, is shown by a study, undertaken by the WZB Berlin Social Science Center (WZB). For the first time, it has been ...

Oct 1

Categories: Child Development

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Mental illness gets the silent treatment

Esther Olsson knows what it's like to lose someone to mental illness. In the last two years, the 20-year-old from Hawthorn had to attend the funerals of two uncles who lost their battles with depression. As a result, Ms Olsson is once again taking ...

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Puberty blues: The very real issue of youth mental health

The onset of mental illness can occur as young as 14, so it stands to reason that the emotional wellbeing of youth is a very real and very relevant concern in today’s society. Some of the problems young people face are longstanding; drug and ...

Sep 30

Categories: Child Development, Teenage Issues

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Telecommuting can be beneficial for a work/life balance

There are mornings when getting out of bed may seem impossible, and the idea of spending the day at work is unappealing. If working from home is an option, one University of Alabama at Birmingham expert says perks of telecommuting go beyond working ...

Sep 30

Categories: Workplace Issues

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