Overdose Risk Factors in Youth with Substance Use Disorders

A study has identified factors that may increase the risk of drug overdose in adolescents and young adults, some of which include the use of alcohol, cocaine or amphetamines and histories of depression, anxiety or eating disorders.

May 12

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues

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A Single Mindfulness Meditation Session Can Reduce Anxiety

Recent research suggests that mindfulness meditation programs can aid in treatments for anxiety. People can begin to derive psychological and physiological benefits from the practice after a single introductory session.

May 12

Categories: Anxiety

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People with OCD Process Emotions Differently Than Their Unaffected ...

A recent study has shown that that people with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) feel more distress when viewing images that induce OCD-related emotions than their unaffected siblings.

May 12

Categories: Obsessions & Compulsions (OCD)

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How Chronic Early-Life Stress Raises PTSD Vulnerability

It has recently been found that chronic stress and adversities experienced early in life will increase vulnerability to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) later in life.

May 10

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

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Depression Linked to Memory Problems and Brain Aging

Research has shown that memory problems may be associated with depression in older adults, and that depression also results in changes in brain size and structure.

May 10

Categories: Academic Issues, Bereavement, Depression

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Study Supports View that Asperger Syndrome Is Distinct Form of Autism

Research has shown the distinction between Asperger and autism and the findings may have implications on how best to help those with Asperger syndrome as compared to others on the autism spectrum, the researchers suggest.

May 9

Categories: Asperger's Syndrome

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Adult-onset ADHD may not exist, study suggests

Researchers have recently discovered an adult version of ADHD, recognised by fidgeting, being easily distracted, forgetfulness, and having poor organizational skills. However, it has come to light that more than 80% of those diagnosed are unlikely ...

May 9

Categories: Adult ADHD

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The Science of Addiction and Recovery

This article seeks to understand the precursors that lead to addiction, dispelling common belief and previous claims. The research into recovery also serves as a springboard for further discovery to revolutionise treatment.

May 4

Categories: Addictions

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Taking a mere five-day break from Facebook will lower your ...

Given that Facebook helps keep us connected but can also expose us to many social stressors, like envy and gossip, the researchers, led by Eric Vanman at the University of Queensland, expected to find a Facebook break would be associated with a drop ...

May 2

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Under stress, brains of bulimics respond differently to food

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans suggest that the brains of women with bulimia nervosa react differently to images of food after stressful events than the brains of women without bulimia, according to research published by the American ...

Apr 20

Categories: Eating Disorders

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Walking in Another's Shoes May Not Be Such A Good Idea

It is thought to be common sense to understand someone's thoughts, emotions. or opinions by putting yourself in their shoes, but this may not always be the best course of action.

Apr 17

Categories: Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance

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This is what happened when psychologists gave toddlers a version of ...

US psychologist Walter Mischel's famous Marshmallow Test has been widely applied ever since its debut to test the ability to delay gratification. This Polish adaptation explores the same qualities in toddlers and its development over the years.

Apr 11

Categories: Child Development

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ADHD Symptoms May Be Linked to Poor Driving Skills in Teens

In a recent study, researchers discovered that teens with greater symptoms of inattention made more mistakes in a driving simulator test, while those with symptoms of hyperactivity and conduct disorder were more likely to engage in risky driving ...

Apr 3

Categories: Adult ADHD

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Kids With Autism

A new study finds that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at higher risker for anxiety and mood disorders.

Apr 2

Categories: Anxiety, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism ...

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Attachment Theory and the Developmental Consequences of Relational ...

Attachment theory is a very useful framework for understanding how differences in the quality of close interpersonal relationships, particularly parent-child bonds and adult romantic bonds, influence health and well-being throughout the lifespan. ...

Apr 2

Categories: Attachment Issues

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