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 ...

Oct 5

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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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New Definition of Autism in Updated Psychiatric Clinical Manual Will ...

Parents should not worry that proposed changes to the medical criteria redefining a diagnosis of autism will leave their children excluded and deemed ineligible for psychiatric and medical care, says a team of researchers led by psychologists at ...

Oct 3

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Smartphone apps become 'surrogate therapists'

In the age when there's an app for everything, it's no surprise that there are a lot of smartphone tools out there claiming to help people cope. From informational resources to interactive mental wellness programs, there's plenty out there to choose ...

Oct 3

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Parents underestimate their children's worry levels and overestimate ...

It's well-established that parents frequently overestimate their children's intelligence and the amount of exercise they get. Now a team led by Kristin Lagattuta has uncovered evidence suggesting that parents have an unrealistically rosy impression ...

Oct 2

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The Obese Brain May Thwart Weight Loss

New research by Terry Davidson, director of American University’s Center for Behavioral Neuroscience, indicates that diets that lead to obesity—diets high in saturated fat and refined sugar—may cause changes to the brains of obese people that ...

Oct 2

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How and Why Writing Heals Wounds of Child Abuse

More than simply a catharsis or venting, translating events into language can affect brain and immune functions. The subjects he tested had an increase in germ-fighting lymphocytes in their blood and lower stress levels. Writing was found to reduce ...

Oct 2

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Why Being a Leader Is Less Stressful than Following

Contrary to the common wisdom that people in positions of power are more stressed than the rest of us, a new study finds that those in higher-ranking roles wield more control and, thus, suffer less stress and anxiety. While the image of the ...

Oct 1

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