Medicating Mental Illness For A Lifetime

When I walk into my psychiatrist’s office, I often feel like I am wearing a shirt stating: people with a serious mental illness will require medication for the rest of their lives. It is a tough pill to swallow−pardon the pun−but something I ...

Feb 26

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Video games and violence? Link is unclear

Playing video games does stir hostile urges and mildly aggressive behavior in the short term. Moreover, youngsters who develop a gaming habit can become slightly more aggressive, at least over a year or two. Yet it is not at all clear whether, ...

Feb 25

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The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food

On the evening of April 8, 1999, a long line of Town Cars and taxis pulled up to the Minneapolis headquarters of Pillsbury and discharged 11 men who controlled America’s largest food companies. Nestlé was in attendance, as were Kraft and Nabisco, ...

Feb 25

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Does Having Children Make You Happier?

There's been a debate raging in academic circles for years. Does having children really make one happier? Most parents say their kids absolutely make them happy, but some researchers have come to question that. NPR science correspondent Shankar ...

Feb 25

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To This Day Project

This is a beautifully made inspirational video made to highlight the issues of Bullying from young.

Feb 23

Categories: Bullying, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development

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The Single Most Effective Method for Influencing People Fast

Influence techniques vary considerably in how effective, ethical and easy to perform they are. At the easy, more ethical end of the spectrum, is affirming someone's right to choose. This is a benign strategy which happens to have the handy ...

Feb 23

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Scientists make older adults less forgetful in memory tests

Scientists used a distraction learning strategy to help older adults overcome age-related forgetting and boost their performance to that of younger adults. Distraction learning sounds like an oxymoron, but a growing body of science is showing that ...

Feb 23

Categories: Cognitive Problems Amnesia / Dementia

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Giving Feels Better Than Getting, Worldwide Study Shows

Feeling good about spending money on someone else rather than for personal benefit may be a universal response among people in both impoverished countries and rich nations, according to new research published by the American Psychological ...

Feb 22

Categories: Happiness

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Children exposed to Bullying during childhood at increased risk of ...

A new study shows that children who are exposed to bullying during childhood are at increased risk of psychiatric disorders in adulthood, regardless of whether they are victims or perpetrators. This study, published in Online First by JAMA ...

Feb 22

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Trustworthy Mating Advice Deepens Bond Between Straight Women and Gay ...

Why do straight women and gay men form close relationships with one another? A new psychology study from The University of Texas at Austin suggests the glue that cements these unique relationships is honest, unbiased relationship advice.

Feb 22

Categories: LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender) Issues

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5 Forms Of Mind Control We Are Exposed To Dailly

Remember when Neo got to choose between the red pill and the blue pill? The blue pill would have put him back to sleep in the fake world of cubicles and steaks in the Matrix, where the red pill would wake him up to the real world and its industrial ...

Feb 21

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Adding movement to ‘dry run’ mental imagery enhances performance

Adding movement to mental rehearsal can improve performance finds a study in BioMed Central’s open access journal Behavioral and Brain Functions. For high jumpers the study shows that dynamic imagery improves the number of successful attempts and ...

Feb 21

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Dieters eat just as much as others but suffer more guilt

People who self-identify as dieters are an unhappy bunch on the whole. They usually score high on measures of depression and anxiety and low on self-esteem. A new study provides a clue as to why. Jessie de Witt Huberts and her colleagues tested ...

Feb 21

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Small Acts, Big Love

Chris Kline doesn't like to tell his wife of 17 years, Tara, that he loves her. He prefers to show her—by loading her favorite songs on her phone and warming up her car on cold mornings. While she was away on business recently, he surprised her by ...

Feb 20

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Memory appears susceptible to eradication of fear responses

Fear responses can only be erased when people learn something new while retrieving the fear memory. This is the conclusion of a study conducted by scientists from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and published in the leading journal Science.

Feb 20

Categories: Fear

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