Is OCD fuelled by a fear of the self?

Most of us have unwanted thoughts and images that pop into our heads and it's not a big deal. But for people with a diagnosis of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) these mental intrusions are frequently distressing and difficult to ignore. A new ...

Jul 7

Categories: Obsessions & Compulsions (OCD)

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A Combination Treatment Is Best For Social Anxiety Disorder

Social anxiety disorder is thought to affect around 1 in 8 people, and is more than just being shy.

Jul 7

Categories: Social Anxiety / Phobia

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Coping with Grief and Loss: The Five Stages

The stages of mourning and grief are universal and are experienced by people from all walks of life. Mourning occurs in response to an individual’s own terminal illness, the loss of a close relationship, or to the death of a valued being, human or ...

Jul 4

Categories: Grief, Loss, Bereavement

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Cerebrovascular disease linked to Alzheimer's

While strokes are known to increase risk for dementia, much less is known about diseases of large and small blood vessels in the brain, separate from stroke, and how they relate to dementia. Diseased blood vessels in the brain itself, which commonly ...

Jul 4

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues, Dementia

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Pessimistic rats are extra sensitive to negative feedback

Depression is complex and influenced by many factors, but the way depressed people think is a likely contributor to the disorder. Depression is often associated with cognitive biases, including paying more attention to negative than positive events ...

Jul 2

Categories: Depression

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The Simplest Motivational Technique May Also Be The Best

Psychologists tested three common motivational techniques to see which works best.

Jul 2

Categories: Other

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Parents Affect Their Children’s View of Intelligence

Children's mindset about intelligence is affected by their parents.

Jul 1

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Parenting

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The Bystander Effect Is About More Than The Diffusion Of ...

Inspired by the shocking murder of a woman in New York in 1964, reportedly in front of numerous witnesses who did nothing to help (although this was exaggerated), the Bystander Effect is a well-researched phenomenon that describes the diminishing ...

Jul 1

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7 Scientifically-Proven Ways To Improve Your Memory

The associations, aromas, foods, moods and other techniques that science has shown can boost your memory.

Jun 30

Categories: Other

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Pain: The Two Best Psychological Techniques For Coping

The short-term strategies that are best for tolerating and reducing pain.

Jun 29

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Money Worries Can Enhance Performance On Some Kinds Of Mental Tests

Poverty erects material barriers, but psychological ones too, from the conditions that exacerbate mental health problems, to inculcating children with the sense that they are second-rate

Jun 29

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The Power of Collective Memory

What do large groups of people remember—and forget?

Jun 29

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Researchers Look Into The Brains Of Music Fans

Summary: As soon as social considerations also play a part in economic decisions, our brain seems to switch to a different processing mode, indicate the results of a current study. Participants were able to purchase pieces of music but could ...

Jun 28

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Beneath Their Sneering Veneer, People Prone To Contempt Are ...

Contemptuousness is a distinct personality trait that you can measure with a simple questionnaire.

Jun 28

Categories: Emotional Intelligence

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To Diagnose Mental Illness, Read the Brain

Rather than relying on symptoms, scientists are developing a “brain circuits first” approach to mental health.

Jun 28

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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