6 Ways to Create (and Keep) New Year’s Resolutions in 2017

Taking a good, hard look at daily behaviour is the key to setting realistic self-improvement goals. In the early Babylonians believed that what people did on the first day of the year affected what they did for the rest of that year. Many see the ...

Dec 30

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Could violent video games make players more moral in the real world?

Video games allow players to indulge in simulated behaviours that in the real world would be highly antisocial or unethical, and many people are concerned how this might spill over from the screen to the street. A new study, however, suggests that ...

Dec 30

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Children with autism may be over-diagnosed with ADHD

Current measuring tools for ADHD may not work for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Pediatric researchers report that children with ASD may mistakenly be diagnosed with ADHD because they have autism-related social impairments rather than ...

Dec 29

Categories: Adult ADHD, Asperger's Syndrome, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity ...

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Given time, most women with anorexia or bulimia will recover

Contrary to what is often believed, new research is optimistic that around two-thirds of women with anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa will eventually recover from their eating disorders.

Dec 29

Categories: Eating Disorders

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A cure for social anxiety

Social phobia is the most common anxiety disorder of our time. But the current treatment regimen for patients with this diagnosis has not proven very effective. Now a team of researchers believes they have found a cure for social anxiety disorders.

Dec 28

Categories: Anxiety, Social Anxiety / Phobia

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A cure for social anxiety

Social phobia is the most common anxiety disorder of our time. But the current treatment regimen for patients with this diagnosis has not proven very effective. Now a team of researchers believes they have found a cure for social anxiety disorders.

Dec 28

Categories: Anxiety, Social Anxiety / Phobia

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Family Intervetion effective for children

Psychologists have found that children and adolescents with major depression or subthreshold forms of bipolar disorder - and who had at least one first-degree relative with bipolar disorder - responded better to a 12-session family-focused treatment ...

Dec 28

Categories: Bipolar, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Family Problems, Mood Swings ...

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Fearful 'Memories' Passed Between Generations

New study on mice suggests parents' fears can be passed on to their children. Implications of the study on understanding alcohol addiction, phobias and anxiety are discussed.

Dec 27

Categories: Addictions, Anxiety, Other, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / ...

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The surprising secret that could help you achieve your goals

When you think about your goals, whether it’s to actually meditate on the reg, become a better runner, or cut dairy from your diet, you probably think a strong willpower is how you make them happen. Well, here’s some news for you self-control ...

Dec 23

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The surprising self-interest in being kind to strangers

Amy Alkon’s recent TED talk dealt with “Trickle-Down Humanity,” about why we need to do small kindnesses for strangers ...

Dec 23

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The misery of weird phobias

Having a fear of buttons may sound hilarious, but in reality it can be debilitating. Patients need to be taken more seriously, by both the media and doctors, say experts.

Dec 22

Categories: Phobias, Social Anxiety / Phobia

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The Tipping Point - Stress

You shouldn't underestimate the positive power of having a degree of stress in your life. Identifying the tipping point, where stress turns to burnout, is the key.

Dec 22

Categories: Stress Management

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The Psychology of Gift-giving

A team of scientists have figured out the secret to giving the perfect Christmas present - and fortunately, it isn't about spending as much as possible. Choosing a present that reflects your personality, and not what you think the receiver would ...

Dec 21

Categories: Other, Relationships & Marriage

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Runners' Brains are more connected

If you're thinking about taking up running as your New Year's resolution and still need some convincing, consider this: MRI scans reveal that endurance runners' brains have greater functional connectivity than the brains of more sedentary ...

Dec 21

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Health Psychology

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Why Toddlers with Autism Avoid Eye Contact

Science has long debated whether meeting another's gaze feels unpleasant or just uninteresting. A new study has lent support to one side of the debate with the finding that toddlers with autism are oblivious to the social information in the eyes, ...

Dec 20

Categories: Asperger's Syndrome, Autism spectrum disorders, Child and/or ...

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