Children with autism benefit from early, intensive therapy

A primary characteristic of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is impairments in social-communication skills. Children and adolescents with social-communication problems face difficulty understanding, interacting and relating with others. University of ...

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Getting your groove back at 60

A healthy sex life isn't just for the young, say experts. While there are no official statistics on sexually active seniors here, local experts say one thing is for certain that many older Singapore adults still see sex as an important aspect of ...

Sep 28

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Asians Fighting Alcoholism May Benefit from New Study

New UCLA psychology research indicates that Asians who are struggling with alcoholism may benefit especially from naltrexone. Recent research has found that a gene variant may predict naltrexone treatment success for alcoholism. About 50 percent ...

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How do we measure national happiness?

The small Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan is known internationally for two things: High visa fees, which reduce the influx of tourists, and its policy of promoting "gross national happiness" instead of economic growth. The two are related: More tourists ...

Sep 27

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Role of Gender in Workplace Negotiations

A study conducted by Columbia Business School Professor Michael Morris, Chavkin-Chang Professor of Leadership, and Emily Amanatullah, now an Assistant Professor of Management at McCombs School of Business of the University of Texas at Austin, finds ...

Sep 27

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Putting the caped crusader on the couch

Responding to years of declining readership, DC Comics - the publisher behind Superman, Batman and other superheroes - recently reintroduced itself with 52 new titles, featuring characters and story lines that better reflect today's diverse ...

Sep 23

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Early risers get ahead of the game

People who get up early in the morning are slimmer, happier and healthier than those who lie in, researchers have found. Those who fight the urge to ignore the alarm clock complete morning chores faster, pack their children off to school earlier and ...

Sep 23

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Extent of Peer Social Networks Influences Onset of Adolescent Alcohol ...

Most parents recognize that the influence of peers on their children's behavior is an undeniable fact. But, just how far do these influences reach? A study published in the September/October issue of Academic Pediatrics reports that adolescents are ...

Sep 22

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Making soul connections

A veteran in the charity sector with more than 20 years of youth development and counselling experience under his belt, Mr Chua Seng Lee, 46, could not understand how he could miss the warning signs of depression. The young man he had been mentoring ...

Sep 22

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Self Care for the Caretaker

Susan's mother just called -- "Could she go with her to the doctor's on Wednesday afternoon?" she asked. Susan sighed. Oh, course, she said, without even thinking. She looked at her calendar. It was going to be another tough day. Not only did she ...

Sep 21

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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 ...

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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 ...

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