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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Exercise can help you cope with upsetting experiences

New research finds that thirty minutes of moderate exercise helped people regulate their emotions when they subsequently watched a sad film. The study could help to explain why more exercise is generally linked to better moods and lower levels of ...

May 4

Categories: Depression

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Looking out over the ocean can improve mental health

A new study published this week in the journal Health & Place has for the first time found a link between mental health and a view of the sea or ocean.

May 3

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Hong Kong's Middle Class Professionals Want to Commit Suicide, Study ...

Mental health experts in Hong Kong were alarmed after a large percentage of the city's middle class reported that they often thought about committing suicide in the past 30 days.

May 3

Categories: Mental Health in Asia, Suicide Prevention

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Study shows that men who take selfies are more likely to be ...

There has been a lot of talk about selfies in the media. But psychologists know surprisingly little about the effects of selfies or about the people who post them. A new study appearing in an upcoming issue of Personality and Individual Differences ...

Apr 30

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Reminiscing can make you less likely to suffer depression in the ...

Research has found that spending time looking back on our lives is good for our mental health. There are therapeutic trials that show purposeful reminiscence can bring about clinically meaningful decreases in depression. And now, an investigation in ...

Apr 30

Categories: Depression

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Research shows that luxury brands make us less helpful

According to a new study in Social Influence, strangers are less likely to come to your assistance if they've just exited a luxury store, or even if you just happen to be in an exclusive part of town with lots of pricey shops.

Apr 29

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