Veterans are at higher risk of alcohol abuse relapse due to smoking

In a new study published in Frontiers, Dr Timothy Durazzo and colleagues from the San Francisco VA Medical Center and University of California, San Francisco, expand upon their decade of research showing that smoking while kicking the alcohol habit ...

Oct 15

Categories: Addictions

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What Psychopaths Teach Us about How to Succeed

Traits that are common among psychopathic serial killers—a grandiose sense of self-worth, persuasiveness, superficial charm, ruthlessness, lack of remorse and the manipulation of others—are also shared by politicians and world leaders. ...

Oct 15

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Expectant parents have different stress reactions to relationship ...

A new study on the physiological effects of stress has found that expectant parents respond differently to arguments depending on the presence of ongoing individual or relationship difficulties such as anxiety or chronic relationship conflict. The ...

Oct 13

Categories: Pregnancy & Birthing, Relationships & Marriage, Stress ...

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Worriers who feel guilty before doing anything wrong make best ...

A new study found that worriers who begin to chastise themselves at the mere thought of doing something wrong are less likely to behave immorally as a result of their unwavable conscience. In contrast some 30 to 40 per cent of people fit the ...

Oct 13

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New Studies Could Result in Better Treatments for Epilepsy, ...

Three studies conducted as part of Wayne State University's Systems Biology of Epilepsy Project (SBEP) could result in new types of treatment for the disease and, as a bonus, for behavioral disorders as well. Researchers then showed that the most ...

Oct 13

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Testosterone increases honesty

The hormone testosterone stands for typically male attributes – it fosters the forming of the sexual characteristics, increases libido and muscle building. Women also have this sex hormone, but to a much lesser extent. "Testosterone has always ...

Oct 12

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Parental bonding=happy, stable child

Parents: Want to help ensure your children turn out to be happy and socially well adjusted? Bond with them when they are infants. That’s the message from a study by the University of Iowa, which found that infants who have a close, intimate ...

Oct 12

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Codependency / Dependency, Dependency ...

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Checking Facebook or Twitter is more tempting than sex or cigarettes, ...

Checking social networking sites is more tempting than sex and cigarettes, a study has revealed. Researchers at Chicago University's Booth Business School used BlackBerrys to log reports about participants' willpower and desires over seven ...

Oct 12

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It’s Not Me, It’s You

WE’VE all been there: you feel especially smart and funny when talking to a particular person, only to feel hopelessly unintelligent and inarticulate in the presence of another. You’re not imagining things. Experiments show that when people ...

Oct 11

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7-fruits-a-day for happiness and mental health

Happiness and mental health are highest among people who eat seven portions of fruit and vegetables a day, according to a new report. Economists and public health researchers from the University of Warwick studied the eating habits of 80,000 people ...

Oct 11

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Violent video games make teens more aggressive: Study

Teenagers who play violent video games over a number of years become more aggressive towards other people as a result. The findings of a new study are said to be the first indication of a clear link between a sustained period of playing violent ...

Oct 11

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World Mental Health Day 2012

Today is the World Mental Health Day. Help promote open discussions of mental disorders, and investments in prevention, promotion and treatment services. This year the theme for the day is “Depression: A Global Crisis”.

Oct 10

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The negative effects of Internet use

Among the most popular questions addressed in online communication research is the extent to which Internet use leads to undesirable psychosocial outcomes such as depression and loneliness. Evidence suggests that certain motivations to communicate ...

Oct 10

Categories: Adult psychological development, Antisocial personality

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Cope with pain by changing how you picture it

Most people who suffer from serious pain have one or more mental images that they associate with the discomfort and what it represents to them. A new study by Clare Philips and Debbie Samsom has shown that these pain-sufferers can be taught to ...

Oct 10

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Being #1 Can Make You Happy, If You Have No Choice

We are, at our core, social creatures and we spend considerable time and effort on building and maintaining our relationships with others. As young children, we’re taught that “sharing means caring” and, as we mature, we learn to take ...

Oct 10

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