Bipolar Educational Video

An anti-stigma video describes famous people who had mental health issues and succeeded.

Jul 18

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Macho Men Let Their Female Partner's Higher Income Threaten Their ...

Macho men whose partners earn more than they do have worse romantic relationships, in part because the difference in income is a strain for them, according to a new study by Patrick Coughlin and Jay Wade from Fordham University in the US. ...

Jul 18

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How to Form New Habits Quickly and Easily

Although we all have goals and dreams, the reality is that if it were easy to change our habits, we’d be a nation of skinny, attractive people with great jobs and great personalities! Of course, the fact that few of us have succeeded on all of ...

Jul 17

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Our Friends' Weight Influences Our Weight Gain and Loss

People who hang out with friends heavier than they are tend to gain weight. Those who socialize with leaner friends tend to maintain their weight, or even lose a few pounds. Is it that friends influence our behavior? Or do we simply tend to have ...

Jul 17

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Hospitals in Recession-Hit Areas See Uptick in Serious Cases of Child ...

In the largest study to examine the impact of the recession on child abuse, researchers at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's (CHOP) PolicyLab detected a significant increase in children admitted to the nation's largest children's hospitals ...

Jul 17

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Evidence supports Health Benefits of "Mindfulness-Based Practices"

Specific types of “mindfulness practices” including Zen meditation have research-proven benefits for patients with certain physical and mental health problems, according to a report in the July Journal of Psychiatric Practice. The journal is ...

Jul 16

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Physically Fit and Depression Free

Physical health and mental health often go hand-in-hand, but it is not always clear which comes first, or which influences the other, or how long the effects last. But, a new study now reports that physical fitness early in life reduces the risk for ...

Jul 16

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The "Inattentional Deafness" phenomenon

One of the most famous experiments in cognitive psychology (pdf) involved a person in a gorilla suit walking through a basketball game between two teams of players, one dressed in white, the other in black. Told to count passes between the players ...

Jul 16

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10 Even Weirder Psychology Studies

Does smelling granny relieve depressive mood? The answer to that and more questions you never asked... A few years ago I wrote an article on weird psychology studies. It included studies on tickling, superstitious pigeons, a psychic dog and ...

Jul 14

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Eye Movements Do Not Reveal Lying

The eyes are the windows to the soul. As such they can reveal if someone is lying, right? Cop shows, advice shows, even some organizational training courses hold that if somebody looks up and to the right, they’re probably lying. Up and to the ...

Jul 14

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In the Mind of the Psychopath

Ice cold, hard and emotionless. Such is the psychopath -- we think. Until we get a glimpse behind the mask. Researchers have for decades been almost unanimous in their accord with the popular perception that psychopaths are made in a certain way, ...

Jul 14

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When My Crazy Father Actually Lost His Mind

It was early December 2010. That August, my father, who was 69, became abruptly and deeply paranoid. Convinced that nameless people were trying to kill him, he slept no more than an hour or two a night and started drinking after five years of ...

Jul 13

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Eleanor Longden: Learning from the voices in my head

At 17, Eleanor Longden had a promising future ahead of her; then she was diagnosed with schizophrenia. After a ...

Jul 13

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Men's responsibilities at home: Sports 1, housework, 0

Pressure to be more involved in their children's lives has many middle class men turning to sports as a way to nurture their kids. This softening of gender roles might be seen on the field, but researchers found it doesn't change traditional ...

Jul 13

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Major Phobias Might Hasten Aging

Do you get panicky in wide-open spaces? Tight, closed ones? What about in high places or—eek!—around arachnids? If these fears are frequent or debilitating, you might have a phobic anxiety. All of this psychological stress could be taking a ...

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