Treating Phobias With Hypnosis: The Rewind Technique

Phobias are fairly common. The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that approximately 8-18% of the American population suffers from a phobia. They are the most common form of an anxiety disorder. Among women of all ages, phobias are the ...

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Ruminative thoughts deepen the long-term impact of workplace violence

Experiencing workplace violence can have negative impacts far beyond the event itself. How do our own thoughts and cognitions influence this? And is there anything we can do about it? Karen Niven and colleagues from the universities of Manchester ...

Nov 5

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Reactions to everyday stressors predict future health

Contrary to popular perception, stressors don't cause health problems -- it's people's reactions to the stressors that determine whether they will suffer health consequences, according to researchers at Penn State.

Nov 5

Categories: Stress Management

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ADHD Drugs Do Not Raise Heart Risk In Children

Children who take Adderall, Ritalin, and other central nervous system stimulants, do not have a higher chance of developing serious heart conditions. This finding, confirming research from 2011, came from a study at the University of Florida and ...

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Anxious Parents Create Anxious Children

Parents with social anxiety disorder are more inclined than parents with other forms of anxiety disorders to behave in ways that put their kids at a high risk for developing stress of their own, suggests a new study by researchers at John Hopkins ...

Nov 3

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Understanding Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) has baffled scientists and doctors alike, for quite some time now. The syndrome had to be diagnosed by elimination of other neurological and psychological maladies rather than be recognized by its own unique symptoms. ...

Nov 3

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Singapore: New counselling options for parents of special needs kids

Since July, a pilot programme in 14 primary schools has provided parents with post-diagnosis services from Students Care Service and Touch Family Services. Its success means the initiative will be rolled out to all primary schools, Senior ...

Nov 3

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How Memory Works: 10 Things Most People Get Wrong

It's often said that a person is the sum of their memories. Your experience is what makes you who you are. Memory, then, shapes the very core of human experience. Despite this, memory is generally poorly understood, which is why many people say ...

Nov 2

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Regular physical activity reduces risk of dementia in older people

In a new study published in the American Heart Association journal Stroke, older, non-disabled people who regularly engaged in physical activity reduced their risk of vascular-related dementia by 40 percent and cognitive impairment of any etiology ...

Nov 2

Categories: Dementia

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Social Rejection Could Affect Body's Immune System, Study Suggests

We all know that rejection seriously hurts -- and now a new study shows how it could actually be bad for our health. Scientists from the University of British Columbia, Brandeis University and the University of California, Los Angeles have found ...

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Scientists Dissect the Psychology of 'Truthiness"

Research finds that a statement in the presence of images or other additional information enhances people’s feelings of truthiness, even when they don’t provide any evidence the statement is true. This is especially important in the context of ...

Nov 1

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Distinct developmental PATTERNS identified in children with autism ...

In the largest prospective study to date of children with early and later manifestation of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) compared to children without ASD, researchers found two distinct patterns of language, social and motor development in the ...

Nov 1

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Child and/or Adolescent Issues

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Tone deaf people less able to read emotions in others

The importance of pitch in music is obvious. In speech too, communication of emotion depends on changing pitch, known as 'speech prosody'. "We all know people who have difficulty perceiving tone of voice. They just don't get it when we're being ...

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ADHD and Me

Children’s voices come to life in animation as they describe symptoms of ADHD and what it’s like to have treatment.

Oct 31

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Pay satisfaction key driver of work-family conflict

Employees who are more satisfied with their pay report lower levels of work-family conflict, a study by a University of Illinois labor and employment relations professor shows. A worker’s actual salary is as important as pay satisfaction in ...

Oct 31

Categories: Career Development and Change, Family Problems

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