Scientists have identified why binge-watching TV shows together ...

New research from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland has found that watching TV series, and consuming other media like films and books with one’s partner, can help to achieve the same kind of closeness as having a mutual group of friends. In ...

Sep 26

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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Malaysia: Tackle stigma head on

Malaysians need to tackle mental health issues head on and overcome the stigma that is attached to the illness. Deputy director-general of health (public health) Datuk Dr Lokman Hakim Sulaiman said the fear of being labelled "mentally ill" had long ...

Sep 26

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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How Virtual Reality Is Revolutionizing Clinical Therapy and Treatment ...

In 2016, virtual reality is exciting. Be it dogfighting through space in EVE: Valkyrie, defusing bombs in Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, or making a complete ass of an operation in Surgeon Simulator, the past few years have seen the tech finally ...

Sep 23

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

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Oxytocin Enhances Spirituality, New Study Says

Oxytocin has been dubbed the "love hormone" for its role promoting social bonding, altruism and more. Now new research from Duke University suggests the hormone may also support spirituality.

Sep 23

Categories: Happiness, Mindfulness, Spirituality

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Opposition to Same-Sex Marriage Linked to Self-Interest

Why do opponents of same-sex marriage really oppose it? A study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, concludes that many people believe gay men and women are more sexually promiscuous than ...

Sep 22

Categories: LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender) Issues

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Hypnosis is legitimately part of a comprehensive treatment plan

Frequently, on TV. we see people get "hypnotized" and as a result, perform huge and seemingly important feats. Popular culture has also always labelled it as "magic" (a la the movie Now You See Me). All these, unforunately, have created a bad ...

Sep 22

Categories: Hypnosis

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Speaking Two Languages for the Price of One

In everyday conversation, bilingual speakers often switch between languages mid-sentence with apparent ease, despite the fact that many studies suggest that language-switching should slow them down. New research suggests that consistency may allow ...

Sep 22

Categories: Academic Issues, Depression

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Why don’t antidepressants work in some patients?

There is no doubt that antidepressants work for many people, but for between 30 and 50% of depressed people, antidepressants don't work. No-one knows why. This work may explain part of the reason

Sep 21

Categories: Depression

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Video games can have lasting impact on learning

A computer-based brain training program developed at Yale University helps improve student performance in reading and math - in some cases even more than individualized tutoring, according to a new study.

Sep 21

Categories: Child Development, Learning Difficulties

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What Should You Choose: Time or Money?

Given the choice between more time or more money, which would you pick? For a beach vacation, you might pay more for a direct flight to gain a couple of extra hours getting sand between your toes. On the other hand, you might take a better-paying ...

Sep 20

Categories: Happiness, Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance

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Adults with Asperger's at higher risk of suicidal thoughts

In what is deemed the first large-scale clinical study of its kind, researchers from the University of Cambridge in the UK suggest that adults who have Asperger's syndrome are at much higher risk of experiencing suicidal thoughts than the general ...

Sep 20

Categories: Asperger's Syndrome, Autism spectrum disorders

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Researchers Confront an Epidemic of Loneliness

The woman on the other end of the phone spoke lightheartedly of spring and of her 81st birthday the previous week. "Who did you celebrate with, Beryl?" asked Alison, whose job was to offer a kind ear. "No one, I…" And with that, Beryl’s cheer ...

Sep 19

Categories: Social Isolation

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How to Let Go and Move On

Advice about moving on and letting go often gets metaphorical, even existential. But I’m a pragmatist and as they say, a journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step. Today we’ll focus on those first steps. Here are five in-the-moment, ...

Sep 19

Categories: Grief, Loss, Bereavement

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The myth of mental illness and violence

There is widespread perception associating mental illness with violence, however, evidence says otherwise. Many crimes committed by people with mental illness often make sensational headlines, and thus seem very salient. However, the truth of the ...

Sep 17

Categories: Aggression & Violence

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Link between touch of autistic individuals and their social ...

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 ...

Sep 17

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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