Experts Want Practical Research to Improve Mental Health of People ...

Experts want practical research to help improve mental health of people experiencing humanitarian crises Experts in regions experiencing humanitarian crises want more research focused on generating and developing practical knowledge that could ...

Sep 21

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The Paradox of Control: Learning to Let Go

One of my greatest responsibilities, in my role as therapist to postpartum women who try desperately to keep pace with their own unrealistic expectations, is to simply tell them they don't have to do that anymore. They can stop working so hard. They ...

Sep 20

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Psychiatric Issues in Hoarding

Hoarding has broad-reaching implications, including a substantial public health burden linked to occupational impairment, poor physical health, and demand for social services. For example, it is not uncommon for community public health departments ...

Sep 20

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Smokers: kicking the habit may improve your personality

Washington, May 13 : Cigarette butts, which are usually thrown in the garbage bin and harm the environment, may find practical use in preventing steel corrosion. A new study suggests that community recycling programmes can be expanded beyond ...

Sep 19

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Lack of Protein FKBP51 in Old Mice Improves Resilience to Depressive ...

Decreasing expression of a protein associated with susceptibility to depression made old mice resistant to depressive-like behavior while improving their hormonal response to stress, a study led by researchers at the University of South Florida ...

Sep 19

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Evolution of Narcissism: Why We're Overconfident, and Why It Works

Believing you're better than you are may help you succeed, a new study says. For years, psychologists have observed that people routinely overestimate their abilities, said study leader Dominic Johnson, an evolutionary biologist at the University ...

Sep 17

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Why Is Self-Acceptance So Hard?

I've often said that shy, quiet people are some of the kindest people in the world. We're acutely in tune with others' feelings and willing to go out of our way to help someone. So why are we so hard on ourselves? Why do we find self-acceptance such ...

Sep 17

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Time on the Brain: How You Are Always Living In the Past, and Other ...

Neuroscientist Kathleen McDermott of Washington University began by quoting famous memory researcher Endel Tulving​, who called our ability to remember the past and to anticipate the future “mental time travel.” You don’t use the phrase ...

Sep 16

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Put Down That Game Controller: Researcher Suggests Video Games May ...

Wouldn't it be nice if all those hours kids spent glued to their PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 or Nintendo DS video games actually resulted in something tangible? Better grades, perhaps? Improved concentration? Superior driving skills? Over the past ...

Sep 16

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How to Improve Your Life with Story Editing

People can change — but how? This is the central concern of “Redirect,” a new book by Timothy D. Wilson, a professor of psychology at the University of Virginia. Wilson offers a tour of recent scientific work on psychological change, with a ...

Sep 15

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Computerized Anxiety Therapy Found Helpful in Small Trial

An emerging therapy known as cognitive bias modification, in which software helps subjects divert attention away from anxiety and interpret situations more calmly, helped improve anxiety symptoms in a pilot-scale randomized controlled trial. A ...

Sep 15

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Read This Post Before You Send That Angry Email

There's something about the Internet--the quick responses, the anonymity--that almost begs for a hostile response. Online newspapers are being forced to devise policies about their comments sections that allow for healthy conversations but ...

Sep 14

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Primary Schoolchildren That Sleep Less Than 9 Hours Do Not Perform as ...

A study by the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB in Spanish) and Ramón Llull University have researched the relationship between the sleeping habits, hours slept, and academic performance of children aged between six and seven years of age. ...

Sep 14

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The Changing Mental Health Aftermath of 9/11--Psychological "First ...

Our understanding of how people experience trauma--and how best to help them recover from it--has changed greatly in the past decade.Just watching television footage of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001​, was enough to cause clinically ...

Sep 13

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Quitting Smoking Enhances Personality Change

University of Missouri researchers have found evidence that shows those who quit smoking show improvements in their overall personality. "The data indicate that for some young adults smoking is impulsive," said Andrew Littlefield, a doctoral ...

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