Seven subtle signs of anxiety.

It can be difficult to tell when someone is suffering from anxiety. Frequently people try to hide any mental health problems they are experiencing as they don’t want others to see their weakness and fear that they will be misunderstood. Here are ...

May 12

Categories: Anxiety

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Researchers find potential breakthrough in binge-eating disorder ...

UAB researchers are testing a new treatment for BED: Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation(tDCS). The non-invasive therapy sends low-voltage electricity into the brain through electrodes places on either side of the head.

May 12

Categories: Eating Disorders

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The wealthier you get, the less social you are

Rich Americans aren't only getting richer. They're becoming more isolated from the rest of America, too. Rich Americans spend less time socializing with their family and neighbors - although they do spend more time socializing with friends. The ...

May 11

Categories: Social Isolation

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Study suggests that our well being is shaped by our environment

A recent study suggests that who we are might be more integrated with where we are than previously thought. A paper published in Frontiers in Psychology, reveals that a good built environment might promote well-being and effect our decisions.

May 10

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When does music make you more productive?

Research finds that listening to music while working can lift your mood and give you a relaxed focus, but it decreases your performance on cognitively demanding tasks.

May 9

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Why buying new gadgets can feel like a religious experience

If you’ve ever wondered why you can’t resist buying the latest iPhone as soon as it’s released, it may be because your brain is wired to make you crave new technology

May 9

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Successful people with ADHD refuse to take medication

The brains of people with ADHD appear, among other things, to have lower levels of the neurotransmitters dopamine and norepinephrine, so an experience needs to be more stimulating for it to draw and hold their attention. This makes for tough school ...

May 7

Categories: Adult ADHD

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Research shows that the effect of saying 'I'm gay' has different ...

A new study of gay Latino and gay white men suggests different ethnic groups experience "coming out" differently. The research, appearing in the peer-reviewed journal Self and Identity, examines verbal disclosure of one's gay identity to others as ...

May 7

Categories: LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender) Issues

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The first study on the psychology of binge TV watching

A new study in the Journal of Health Psychology is the first to provide a scholarly definition of binge TV watching and to investigate some of the factors that explain how much people indulge in it. According to Emily Walton-Pattison at Newcastle ...

May 6

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The best treatment for insomnia, according to the American College of ...

Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia is the best treatment for people suffering from chronic insomnia, according to the American College of Physicians (ACP). As many as 1 in 10 people experience chronic insomnia. Chronic insomnia is defined ...

May 6

Categories: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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Why we mix up the names of family members and dogs

Getting family member’s names mixed up is not necessarily a sign of ageing. In fact having your parents call you by a sibling’s name — or even the family pet — is perfectly normal. ‘Misnaming’ is a very common memory slip which follows ...

May 5

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Alcohol can make you happier but not more satisfied

Research suggests people are momentarily happier when drinking alcohol - but that over longer periods, drinking more does not make them more satisfied with life.

May 5

Categories: Happiness

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Heavy metal music can help you calm down

Contrary to previous theories that heavy metal music is linked to aggression and delinquency, a recent study found that extreme music genres may actually calm angry listeners.

May 5

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A laughing crowd affects how your brain responds to insults

We usually think of laughter as a sound of joy and mirth, but in certain contexts, such as when it accompanies an insult, it takes on a negative meaning, signaling contempt and derision, especially in a group situation. Most of us probably know from ...

May 4

Categories: Bullying

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Children with ADHD may benefit from following healthy behaviors

A new study shows that children with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder follow fewer healthy lifestyle behaviors than non-ADHD youth, suggesting that they may benefit from improving lifestyle choices such as increasing water consumption, ...

May 4

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