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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Till Death, or 20 Years, Do Us Part

IT makes little sense to explore a new era of family values based around Hollywood couplings. Or, worse yet, around mere rumors of the way movie stars conduct their marital affairs. But might there be seeds of something worth considering in one ...

Oct 9

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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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