Fall Market Jitters a SAD Thing: Less Daylight in Fall May Lead to ...

It's no surprise to researcher Lisa Kramer that financial market dips and crashes typically happen in the fall. Her most recent study, forthcoming in Social Psychological and Personality Science, shows that people who experience seasonal depression ...

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Age of 'Coming Out' Is Now Dramatically Younger: Gay, Lesbian and ...

The repeal of the U.S. military's "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy and the legalization of gay marriage in New York state represent great strides for the rights of lesbian, gay and bisexual people in America. And according to a Tel Aviv University ...

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Smoking Cannabis Increases Risk of Depression in the Case of Genetic ...

Young people who are genetically vulnerable to depression should be extra careful about using cannabis: smoking cannabis leads to an increased risk of developing depressive symptoms. This has emerged from research carried out by Roy Otten at the ...

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The tricky business of talking about mental illness

For a number of years now, Oct 10 has been designated by the United Nations as World Mental Health Day and as the day to raise public awareness about mental health issues through open discussions. That may be something that is difficult to do well - ...

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World Mental Health Day: 10 October 2011

World Mental Health Day raises public awareness about mental health issues. This year the theme is "Investing in mental health". Financial and human resources allocated for mental health are inadequate especially in low resource countries. The ...

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5 ways to know if you have adult ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is not as rare as you think. A study in the US estimates that there are roughly 8.8 million cases of adult ADHD in America – and nearly 75% of them are undiagnosed. Adult ADHD can cause a lot of ...

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Blame 'Faulty' Frontal Lobe Function for Undying Optimism in Face of ...

For some people, the glass is always half full. Even when a football fan's team has lost ten matches in a row, he might still be convinced his team can reverse its run of bad luck. So why, in the face of clear evidence to suggest to the contrary, do ...

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Music as a Healing Instrument and Barometer

As much as I've read about depression, this nugget of brilliance has never crossed my path. Depressed people are numb. Stewart thinks that pounding bass is a last resort, the last thing they can feel. Stewart's theory got me thinking. Maybe that ...

Oct 8

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A Nobel Prize for Psychology

Many of the world's biggest problems -- violence, racism, poverty -- are behavioral in nature. But psychologists are generally shut out of the running for the Nobel Prize. When psychologist Daniel Kahneman won the Nobel Prize in economics last year ...

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Genetic Link to Suicidal Behavior Confirmed

A new study from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health has found evidence that a specific gene is linked to suicidal behaviour, adding to our knowledge of the many complex causes of suicide. This research may help doctors one day target the ...

Oct 8

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Jobsian Evolution: The Cultural Rewiring and "Appleing" of Our Brain

When I learned Steve Jobs had passed away I was very deeply moved like so many others. I went to bed and around 3 in the morning I realized he was still on my mind and that I was moved more by his death than by the passing of many other notables. ...

Oct 7

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Why Does Conflict Arise When Social Identity Is Threatened?

Be it at school, office, the neighborhood or the community people live in, conflicting situations amongst various groups might arise on an almost day to day basis. Today, the prevalence of these intergroup conflicts is on the rise and has resulted ...

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Fatherhood, Childcare, and Testosterone: Study Authors Discuss the ...

The idea that testosterone might drop in new fathers first appeared in studies of other species in which mothers and fathers cooperate to raise their young. For instance, fathers are especially involved in caregiving in many bird species, because ...

Oct 6

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How Chronic Stress Short-Circuits Parenting

In the best of circumstances, raising a toddler is a daunting undertaking. But parents under long-term stress often find it particularly challenging to tap into the patience, responsiveness, and energy required for effective child rearing. Now ...

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Depressed Patients May Process Hate Feelings Differently

Activity in the brain's "hate circuit" is out of sync across the circuit's three regions, leading to self-loathing and other failures to deal appropriately with feelings of hate, research suggests. The results show depressed people have ...

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