Are you tone deaf? Or do you just think you are?

Have you ever been told you were "tone deaf" in music classes because you "can't sing in tune"? And thus, you've always assumed you were tone deaf just because someone labelled you as one? Tone deaf is known as amusia and you're not actually as tone ...

Jul 27

Categories: Other

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Body fat can send signals to brain, affecting stress response

The brain's effect on other parts of the body has been well established. Now, a group that includes two University of Florida Health researchers has found that it's a two-way street: Body fat can send a signal that affects the way the brain deals ...

Jul 25

Categories: Eating Disorders, Stress Management

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Family violence can affect children even before birth, royal ...

Professor Louise Newman, director for women's mental health at Melbourne's Royal women's hospital, and Dr Robyn Miller, a social worker and family therapist, told the commission children could be affected by family violence even before they were ...

Jul 25

Categories: Aggression & Violence, Domestic Violence, Family Problems

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Why the 'I'll start from tomorrow' plan is most likely a trap

King and Queens of procrastination? How many times have you heard someone, or even yourself, say, “I’ll start from tomorrow” or “I’ll start from Monday” or “I’ll start from next month” whenever there is some new habit to form or a ...

Jul 24

Categories: Other

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Herring: Comedy should tackle mental health issues

Comedians are meant to bring a smile on people's faces but following Robbin Williams death we question whether comedy brings a smile to them as well. Let's see what comedian Richard Herring has to say.

Jul 23

Categories: Coping with Medical Problems, Mental Health Professions

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Hidden Persuaders: The Psychology of Subliminal Perception

Are advertisers manipulating us? Are we being persuaded in ways we do not know?

Jul 22

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Your personality can invite loneliness, and loneliness can shape your ...

It's often assumed that personality is largely fixed, like your height or shoe size. But a better analogy might be between personality and body weight. After all, like an expanding waist span, there's evidence that personality changes as we get ...

Jul 22

Categories: Other

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Coming Out Proud to Erase the Stigma of Mental Illness

Although it is found that stigma of mental illness seems to be less evident in Asian and African countries, it does not mean it does not exists. A book that tackle this worldwide issue is now being released.

Jul 21

Categories: Mental Health in Asia, Mental Health Professions

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High Fat Diet can cause Mood Disorders, Addictions, and Overeating

Research shows that independent of weight gain and obesity, high-fat feeding can cause impairments in the functioning of the brain circuitry profoundly implicated in mood disorders, drug addiction, and overeating - several states and pathologies ...

Jul 21

Categories: Addictions, Eating Disorders, Mood Swings / Bipolar

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Novel Compounds May Treat Depression Rapidly With Few Side Effects

A new study by researchers at University of Maryland School of Medicine has identified promising compounds that could successfully treat depression in less than 24 hours while minimizing side effects. Although they have not yet been tested in ...

Jul 20

Categories: Depression

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Diabetic children at greater risk of depression and anxiety

A quarter of Australian teenagers with type 1 diabetes are also struggling with depression and anxiety. A study published today finds that the condition which is treated with injections is placing a significant psychological burden on children.

Jul 20

Categories: Anxiety, Child Development, Depression, Health / Illness / Medical ...

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Teaching reflection to doctors to improve physician-patient ...

Physicians in their medical residency training programs often focus on scientific reasoning and research evidence in their efforts to provide medical care. But is it enough? A new study suggests of a strategy to train medical residents to reflect on ...

Jul 16

Categories: Mental Health Professions

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Study: How Children Inherit Anxiety And Depression From Their Parents

It seems as though the nature v.s. nurture debate will never end and most modern scientists would come to the consensus that the development of a human being would comprise of both. However, one might think that mental disorders are largely due to ...

Jul 16

Categories: Anxiety, Depression

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Study: Emotional awareness training 'reduces severe crime reoffending ...

The famous Stanford Prison experiment (1971) showed the power of behavior to elicit emotions. Once the volunteers act their part, they also begin to feel their part. It is one of the many studies that show how behavior shape emotions, but can the ...

Jul 15

Categories: Antisocial personality, Emotional Intelligence

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The Truth Behind Your Rainbow Profile Picture

After the watershed US Supreme Court decision to legalize same-sex marriage across all 50 states, many people watched their Facebook feed turn into a rainbow. The rainbow was a longstanding emblem of support for gays and lesbians and Facebook ...

Jul 15

Categories: Other

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