The sense of touch may play a more crucial role in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) than previously assumed. The main findings of the doctoral research of Eliane Deschrijver, which are now published, show that individuals with ASD may have difficulties to determine which tactile sensations belong to the action of someone else.
Date Posted: September 17, 2016
Categories: Autism spectrum disordersGO
Mental illness is often considered a silent disease in Indonesia, with many sufferers remaining undiagnosed and not getting the proper treatment, but Get Happy - a new campaign to reshape the way people think about mental health - is now trying to ...
Categories: Mental Health in AsiaGO
Children differ substantially in their mathematical abilities. In fact, some children cannot routinely add or subtract, even after extensive schooling. Yet the causes of these problems are not fully understood. Now, two researchers, at Georgetown ...
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Regularly snapping selfies with your smartphone and sharing photos with your friends can help make you a happier person, according to computer scientists at the University of California, Irvine.
It is Monday morning. You have just arrived at work, and you get one of the following three emails, each promising a different reward if you get everything done that day: One says you'll get a cash bonus. Another says your boss will give you a rare ...
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After a lifetime of hard work, thousands of baby boomers are retiring in record numbers across the globe. Like any life transition, embarking on the transition from working life to retirement can be wrought with challenges and stressors, especially ...
Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues, HappinessGO
What if we told you that distressing memories could be wiped away by moving your eyes from left to right, over and over again? Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a therapy designed to alleviate the distress associated with ...
Categories: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex PTSDGO
Ever wake up still disturbed - and haunted - by the memory of a particularly upsetting image or incident? Research over the past few years has revealed that sleep is intimately tied to memory and might actually be necessary for a large part of its ...
Categories: Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex ...GO
Cumulative trauma during a person's lifetime can have an overall effect on health in one's later years, according to a study that examines the consequences of traumatic events on older adults' physical health. Also, traumas experienced in adulthood ...
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Today, the 10th of September, is World Suicide Prevention Day. One of the most prominent questions surrounding suicide is "Why did they do it?" In considering people’s motivations for killing themselves, it is essential to recognize that most ...
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Optimists have good reason to be optimistic – research tells us that their sunny outlook means that they are likely to live longer, healthier, happier lives compared with others who have a habit of seeing a darker future ahead. This has led ...
Attention-grabbing experiences trigger the release of memory-enhancing chemicals. Those chemicals can etch memories into the brain that occur just before or soon after the experience, regardless of whether they were related to the event, according ...
BioPsychoSocial Health 0 Comments Can You Improve Physical Skills While Dreaming? by Carla Clark, PhD | September 8, 2016 sleeping-1353562_1280 Can we significantly improve physical skills by practicing them while we sleep? Yes, scientists say. ...
If you're like most people, you believe that releasing anger is healthier than keeping it bottled up. This belief dates back more than 2,000 years to the Greek philosopher Aristotle. In his classic Poetics, Aristotle observed that viewing tragic ...
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Loneliness not only feels nasty, it can also make you depressed, shatter your sleep, even kill you. Yet scientists think loneliness evolved because it was good for us. It still is - sometimes.
Categories: Depression, Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-GuidanceGO
A study presented at this year's European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress in London shows that increased physical activity among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) reduces their risk of anxiety or depression.