Mind Pops: Memories That Come From Nowhere

You're walking down the street, just like any other day, when suddenly a memory pops into your head from years ago. It's about a person you haven't thought of for years. Just for a moment you're transported back to a time and place you thought ...

Nov 22

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Is Facebook a Factor in Psychotic Symptoms

As Internet access becomes increasingly widespread, so do related psychopathologies such as Internet addiction and delusions related to the technology and to virtual relationships. Computer communications such as Facebook and chat groups are an ...

Nov 22

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Why War Helps, Rather than Harms, Some With PTSD

War is often the trigger for mental illness, but the latest research reveals some unexpected effects of combat on post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Feeling at home at war may seem like an oxymoron, but it has been reported for as long as ...

Nov 22

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Gratitude pays big dividends

There is a somewhat misguided view that gratitude is all about looking backward — back to what has already been. But in reality, that’s not how gratitude truly works. At a functional level, it’s not about passive reflection; it’s about ...

Nov 21

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Comments, traffic statistics help empower bloggers psychologically

In a series of studies, female bloggers showed that they enjoyed blogging because it made them feel empowered and part of a community, said Carmen Stavrositu, who recently completed doctoral work in mass communications at Penn State. The studies ...

Nov 21

Categories: Self-Confidence, Self-Esteem

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What's it like to have OCD?

Research with people who have obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is often impersonal. Participants' thoughts, feelings and behaviours are reduced to ticked boxes on a questionnaire. There's a risk the real story of what it's like to have OCD ...

Nov 21

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Some Don't Live to Earn, but Earn to Live

For most people, the key to retiring early is accumulating enough money to live out your days in your chosen style. For Fred Ecks, a former software engineer for Sun Microsystems, the answer lies on the other side of the balance sheet: on cutting ...

Nov 20

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A pathbreaking investigation into the evolution of cooperative ...

Humans are much more inclined to cooperate than are their closest evolutionary relatives. The prevailing wisdom about why this is true has long been focused on the idea of altruism: we go out of our way to do nice things for other people, sometimes ...

Nov 20

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The advantage of having an anxiously attached person on your team

Psychologists talk about different attachment styles, such as secure, anxious and avoidant. The secure style is usually the one we're supposed to aspire to. They're the calm people who find it easy to get close to others, but not in a clingy way. By ...

Nov 20

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The jokes that toddlers make

Few sounds can be as heart-warming as a chuckling toddler. Often they're laughing at a joke you or someone else has performed, but what about their own attempts at humour? To find out, Elena Hoicka and Nameera Akhtar filmed 47 parent-child pairs ...

Nov 19

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Anxiety Linked to Chest Pain in Children

Psychological factors can have as much-or more-impact on pediatric chest pain as physical ones, a University of Georgia study found recently. UGA psychologists discovered pediatric patients diagnosed with noncardiac chest pain have higher levels of ...

Nov 19

Categories: Anxiety

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Placebos Work Better On Stoics

Aches and pains getting you down? Or maybe they really tick you off. If that’s the case, maybe don’t look to a placebo to give you any relief. Because a new study shows that sugar pills are less effective for people who are quick to anger. The ...

Nov 19

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Infographics: Rethink Mental Illness



Interesting inforgraphics on the origins of Schizophrenia and attempts to dispel the stigma and misconceptions surrounding it.

Nov 17

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Recreation to Help Teens with Anxiety



Pandemonium is a program for youth ages 13-17 with severe anxiety. ...

Nov 17

Categories: Anger Management, Anxiety, Child and/or Adolescent Issues

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Book review: Mind over Mind

Wearing all black can make you a more aggressive competitor, and striking a pose can make you act authoritative. According to journalist Berdik, fulfilling expectations—such as perceiving a commanding, “I am the law” persona—is what our ...

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