Deletion of brain-derived neurotrophic factor leads to major ...

McGill researchers have identified a small region in the genome that conclusively plays a role in the development of psychiatric disease and obesity. The key lies in the genomic deletion of brain-derived neurotrophic factor, or BDNF, a nervous ...

Oct 9

Categories: Anxiety, Depression

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Better care for schizophrenic patients with IMH's new community ...

SINGAPORE - People who suffer from schizophrenia will get better support and care, with a new community network spearheaded by the Institute of Mental Health (IMH). The Singapore Schizophrenia Network (SSN) brings together agencies to provide ...

Oct 9

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Helping Someone You Know with Depression

Friends and family can be a lifeline for someone with depression. You can be a critical factor in their recovery. Depending on the severity of the depression, there are many things you can do to help. One of the most important is talking with ...

Oct 8

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Whether you like someone can affect how your brain processes their ...

Most of the time, watching someone else move causes a “mirroring” effect — that is, the parts of our brains responsible for motor skills are activated by watching someone else in action. But a study by USC researchers appearing today in PLOS ...

Oct 8

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In search of the super-humane (those who identify with all of ...

The pages of psychology's journals are filled with sorry tales of people's intolerance and prejudice towards one another. Against this darkness, Sam McFarland and his colleagues urge us not to forget the brighter stories - the heroes of the past who ...

Oct 8

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Face-to-Face with Sandra Yuen Mackay

A Vancouver woman who has schizoaffective disorder is profiled in a video produced for Mental Illness Awareness Week Canada ...

Oct 6

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Research identifies the mechanism that protects our brains from ...

Researchers from the University of Exeter Medical School have for the first time identified the mechanism that protects us from developing uncontrollable fear. Our brains have the extraordinary capacity to adapt to changing environments – experts ...

Oct 6

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

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Singapore: S$4.4m to fill knowledge gap on dementia

To better design services for people with dementia and depression, and to support those who care for them, a nationwide study is underway to examine the prevalence of dementia and associated issues such as the cost of care. The study, done in ...

Oct 6

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8 Ways to Defeat Persistent Unwanted Thoughts

Research shows that thought suppression doesn't work, so how can you cast out irritating repetitive thoughts? It's one of the irritations of having a mind that sometimes bad thoughts get stuck going around in it. It could be a mistake at work, ...

Oct 5

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What Makes Self-Directed Learning Effective?

While the benefits of self-directed learning are widely acknowledged, the reasons why a sense of control leads to better acquisition of material are poorly understood. Some researchers have highlighted the motivational component of self-directed ...

Oct 5

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Optimize your energy by aligning your daily activities with your ...

A growing body of research suggests that paying attention to the body clock, and its effects on energy and alertness, can help pinpoint the different times of day when most of us perform our best at specific tasks, from resolving conflicts to ...

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Happiness at work depends on a good salary, but also on how much ...

One of the keys to happiness at work is earning a lot of money, but what is equally important, if not more important, is that our earnings not be inferior to those of our peers, that is, of the colleaugues we compare ourselves to.

Oct 4

Categories: Happiness

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Inside the Mind of Worry

Researchers in neuroscience, psychology, economics and other disciplines have made a range of discoveries about why human beings sometimes fear more than the evidence warrants, and sometimes less than the evidence warns. That science is worth ...

Oct 4

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Not getting sleepy? Research explains why hypnosis doesn't work for ...

Not everyone is able to be hypnotized, and new research from the Stanford University School of Medicine shows how the brains of such people differ from those who can easily be. The study, published in the October issue of Archives of General ...

Oct 4

Categories: Hypnosis

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The Story of a Lonely Brain

Humans are born to a longer period of total dependence than any other animal we know of, and we also know that mistreatment or neglect during this time often leads to social, emotional, cognitive and mental health problems in later life. It’s not ...

Oct 3

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