'Tough guys' less likely to be honest with doctor

"Why do men die earlier than women?" wondered Diana Sanchez, associate professor of psychology, from Rutgers University in New Jersey. "Men can expect to die 5 years earlier than women, and physiological differences don't explain that difference."

Mar 30

Categories: Men's Issues

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Homeless youth with pets have benefits, challenges

Homeless youth with pets are less likely to engage in potentially harmful behavior, more likely to open up to veterinarians about their personal challenges and generally less depressed.

Mar 29

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues

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Is moderate drinking really good for you?

Many people believe a glass of wine with dinner will help them live longer and healthier -- but the scientific evidence is shaky at best, according to a new research analysis.

Mar 29

Categories: Addictions, Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Health Psychology

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Exercise may slow brain aging by 10 years for older people

Exercise in older people is associated with a slower rate of decline in thinking skills that occurs with aging.

Mar 29

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues

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How Being Heavier Drives Down Self-Esteem

For heavier individuals, the anticipation of rejection drives down self-esteem and ratchets up stress, say psychologists.

Mar 28

Categories: Self-Confidence, Self-Esteem

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Protein Diet, Weight Loss, May Help You Sleep

Overweight and obese adults who are losing weight with a high-protein diet are more likely to sleep better, according to new research.

Mar 28

Categories: Sleep Disorders

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Anorexia: Brain Stimulation May Reduce Symptoms

Core symptoms of anorexia nervosa, including the urge to restrict food intake and feeling fat, are reduced after just one session of a noninvasive brain stimulation technique, according new research.

Mar 28

Categories: Eating Disorders

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Social media use associated with depression among US young adults

The more time young adults use social media, the more likely they are to be depressed, according to new research.

Mar 26

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Depression

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Conflict between science, religion lies in our brains

To believe in a supernatural god or universal spirit, people appear to suppress the brain network used for analytical thinking and engage the empathetic network. When thinking analytically about the physical world, people appear to do the opposite.

Mar 26

Categories: Other, Religious Issues

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Depression on the rise as Malaysians burn out from stress, expert ...

Depression will be a major mental health illness Malaysians will suffer from by 2020. Malaysian Psychiatric Association president Prof Dr Nor Zuraida Zainal said this was because more people are expected to experience increased stress due to work ...

Mar 24

Categories: Mental Health in Asia, Stress Management

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Indonesian government to probe psychiatrist for false LGBT claim

The government will summon psychiatrist Fidiansjah for his recent controversial remarks on LGBT people, in which he labeled homosexuality and bisexuality mental disorders.

Mar 24

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

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Psychiatric diagnoses in young transgender women

About 41 percent of young transgender women had one or more mental health or substance dependence diagnoses.

Mar 23

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

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Blending therapies improves treatment of severe anxiety

Integrating motivational interviewing techniques into the commonly practiced cognitive behavioral therapy might be more helpful.

Mar 23

Categories: Anxiety, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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How Depression Can Change a Mom's Oxytocin

Psychologists are looking at how breast feeding, oxytocin and face-to-face interactions between a mother and her baby are impacted by depression and the mother's oxytocin levels.

Mar 23

Categories: Depression, Parenting

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Refugees have a substantially higher risk of schiyophrenia

Refugees face a substantially higher risk of psychotic disorders, including schizophrenia, compared to non-refugee migrants from the same regions of origin, finds a new study.

Mar 23

Categories: Other, Schizophrenia

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