The Hidden Harms of Antidepressants

Data about the true risks of suicide and aggression for children and teens taking these drugs have been suppressed

May 24

Categories: Depression

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Does City Life Pose a Risk to Mental Health?

Life in the city can be taxing. City dwellers often face higher rates of crime, pollution, social isolation and other environmental stressors than those living in rural areas. For years studies have consistently linked the risk of developing ...

May 23

Categories: Schizophrenia

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Adults, Especially Women, May Develop ADHD Later In Life

A major shift in the way researchers and clinicians look at attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be on the horizon, according to two new studies that each tracked thousands of people for almost 20 years after birth. One group was in ...

May 21

Categories: Adult ADHD

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Can mindfulness therapy be more useful than drugs?

Many people, in an attempt to de-stress, have tried some form of mindfulness – the practice of sitting still and focusing on your breathing and thoughts. But does it work? And in what circumstances?

May 20

Categories: Mindfulness

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The role of emotion in financial fraud

Researchers at the Stanford Center on Longevity have found in a new report that the ways in which elderly people process high-arousal emotions, such as anger and excitement, is in part responsible for their heightened susceptibility to fraud.

May 18

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Study finds that pilots' decisions are just as irrational as ours

Flying a plane is no trivial task, but adverse weather conditions are where things get seriously challenging. Tragically, a contributing factor to many fatal accidents is when the pilot has misjudged the appropriateness of the flying conditions.

May 18

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Study: obese or anorexic individuals react differently to taste

Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have discovered that women suffering from anorexia nervosa and those who are obese respond differently to taste, a finding that could lead to new treatments for the eating disorders.

May 17

Categories: Eating Disorders

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What type of holiday is best for your mental state?

While taking a vacation has strong psychological benefits, there's no one-size-fits-all dream holiday. The type of break you should take varies greatly according to your mindset; after all, time alone on a remote island will impact someone who's ...

May 17

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The two-way street between alcohol and PTSD

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is common following situations that involve threatened death or serious injury, such as robbery or rape, an earthquake or a car accident. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder leads many to feel out of control. The ...

May 17

Categories: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex PTSD

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Study shows why we underestimate people's willingness to help us

An interesting finding from studies over the last several years is that people underestimate how likely someone else is to comply with a request. That is, if you ask someone to do a simple task, they are generally much more likely to agree to do it ...

May 16

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Taking off your shoes can improve your memory

Running barefoot improves memory more than running with shoes on, a new study finds.

May 16

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Poor work culture can damage mental and physical health

Poor workplace culture can have a huge effect on people's mental and physical health, and it's time ­business leaders addressed the issue urgently.

May 14

Categories: Workplace Issues

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Study: Living in Cities Cause Psychotic Symptoms

A new study from researchers at Duke University and King's College London says that living in neighbourhoods with high crime rates and low social cohesion can cause psychotic symptoms among urban children. The study, published in the journal ...

May 14

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New research finds that the best treatment for depression targets its ...

Four symptoms are particularly important in the development of clinical depression, according to new research.

May 13

Categories: Depression

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Why do women do so much better at university than their high school ...

One may argue that standardized testing such as the SATs are faulty, hence cannot accurately predict how well women will do in university. Others claim that women tend to choose easier subjects in university, hence score better grades. However, ...

May 13

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