Children raised in difficult circumstances have a surprising ...

One way to look at this is that stressful conditions don’t lessen you so much as condition you.

Oct 15

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development

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What Drives Your Happiness With Work?

This sentiment that passion and enthusiasm for work is important has become embedded in our culture. But, how do we find work that is meaningful?

Oct 14

Categories: Happiness, Workplace Issues

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How a bad economy affects our mental health at work

Even as budgets shrink because of the recession, we need to pay more attention to the mental-health needs of all those in organizations.

Oct 14

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Think your child suffers from Depression?

"A secure, warm, loving relationship with a parent can be a protective factor against depression, especially for girls," Beresin said.

Oct 14

Categories: Depression, Parenting

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This Way of Socialising Increases Risk of Depression

Research has long-supported the idea that strong social bonds strengthen people’s mental health. But this is the first look at the role that the type of communications in safeguarding people from depression.

Oct 13

Categories: Depression

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Neurotic People Have A Surprising Mental Advantage

Neuroticism is characterised by negative thinking in a range of areas. However, over-thinking worriers enjoy this unexpected psychological advantage.

Oct 13

Categories: Anxiety, Personality problems

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Taming the Mammoth: Why You Should Stop Caring What Other People Think

Humans evolved an over-the-top obsession with what others thought of them - a craving for social approval and admiration, and a paralyzing fear of being disliked. Let's call that obsession a human's Social Survival Mammoth.

Oct 12

Categories: Self-Care / Self Compassion, Self-Confidence, Self-Doubt, Self-Esteem

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How to Have a Happier Relationship without Couples Therapy

Happiness in a relationship can be approached using five skills. Improvement in these skills is noticeable and measurable; progress can generate increased satisfaction quickly. Framing and sharing these skills to improve the quality of your ...

Oct 9

Categories: Ending a relationship issues, Relationships & Marriage

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Seven Quick Ways to Stop Being Irritable

Irritability is something we all experience at times, but what sets it apart from other emotional states is the extent to which it pollutes the emotional atmosphere around us.

Oct 9

Categories: Anger Management

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Social Media Can Create Surprising Behavioural Changes

"You just have to put people into the right kind of social environment where they can interact with each other, and even anonymous social interaction will create behavior change,” says Professor Damon Centola of the Annenberg School for ...

Oct 8

Categories: Adult psychological development, Life Purpose / Meaning / ...

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The Psychology of Procrastination - How To Stop Procrastinating

The decision to work on something is driven by how much we value accomplishing the project in that moment – what psychologists call its subjective value. And procrastination, in psychological terms, is what happens when the value of doing ...

Oct 8

Categories: Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance

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Skills Taught in Couples Therapy That All Couples Can Benefit From

We often think of marital therapy as a last resort. We assume that only couples with “serious” issues should seek it. We assume that only couples in dire straits can benefit. But all couples can enhance their relationship by learning the skills ...

Oct 8

Categories: Marital Counseling, Relationships & Marriage

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Barriers to effective psychotherapy

A European survey published in 2009 found that of nearly 9000 people who showed evidence of clinically significant depression or anxiety, only a third thought that mental health services could help them.

Oct 7

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Lack of face-to-face contact almost doubles depression risk for ...

"Phone calls and digital communication, with friends or family members, do not have the same power as face-to-face social interactions in helping to stave off depression," says Dr. Alan Teo assistant professor of psychiatry at Oregon Health & ...

Oct 7

Categories: Adult psychological development, Depression

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Understanding sleep paralysis: a terrifying but unique state of ...

With an increasing amount of scientific study into sleep paralysis, researchers are slowly getting closer to unraveling its mystery.

Oct 6

Categories: Fear, Sleep Disorders

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