Average of 400 suicides in Singapore each year

Between 2010 and 2014, there was an average of about 400 suicides and 1,000 cases of attempted suicide each year. These statistics were revealed by Minister for Social and Family Development Tan Chuan-Jin in response to a series of written ...

Sep 23

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Why do people end therapy?

Researchers long have known many people end cognitive behavioral therapy before the recommended course of treatment has ended, but why that happens has remained something of a mystery.

Sep 22

Categories: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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'Babylab’ uses pioneering technology to help children suffering ...

Children at risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are being enrolled in a pioneering “babylab” that aims to detect the condition years earlier than is currently possible.

Sep 22

Categories: Adult ADHD, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development, ...

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Thousands of children are being medicated for ADHD – when the ...

Sami Timimi sees ADHD as a “cultural barometer” of society’s attitudes towards children. We think of ourselves as being increasingly tolerant towards children, but the rise in medication for the young is an indication of the opposite trend.

Sep 22

Categories: Adult ADHD, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development, ...

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Understand Your Brain to Avoid Selfie Accidents

There are a lot of reasons why selfies are fun and engaging ways of communicating. But there are also reasons why selfie-taking is putting people into harm’s way that have to do with human biology, not character or values.

Sep 21

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Online Gambling Psychology: What Drives People to Bet?

While the games have undoubtedly evolved, there is still that immutable question: What drives people to gamble? Especially when the very nature of gambling itself means that you may lose something valuable?

Sep 21

Categories: Addictions, Gambling Addiction

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Mindful Parenting for ADHD

The practice of mindfulness provides tools for cultivating focus, resilience, and well-being--both yours and your child's. They take advantage of the brain's innate capacity to rewire itself, an ability we all maintain at any age.

Sep 19

Categories: Adult ADHD, Mindfulness, Parenting

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Does Anticipating Temptation Help You Resist Temptation?

Temptations can capture your motivational system and drive you to do something that is not in your long-term best interests. If you prepare for those temptations, though, you may be better able to resist them.

Sep 19

Categories: Addictions, Control Issues, Drug Addiction, Gambling Addiction, Love ...

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New video game to help ADHD patients

When it comes to treating ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, the standard care of therapy has traditionally centered around medication. And while this can be extremely effective, now there's a new tool on the market that takes more of ...

Sep 18

Categories: Adult ADHD

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What is the Difference Between Psychology and Psychiatry?

Some people use the terms psychology and psychiatry interchangeably, however, these two concepts refer to different fields of study and of practice.

Sep 18

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Children's Sleep And Mental Health Are Related

Tired parents are often told that night waking is part of toddlerhood, and that it will soon pass on its own, but this is not the case for everyone. Recent studies show that serious sleep disorders in young children can have long-term consequences.

Sep 18

Categories: Child Development, Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.), ...

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Is your child's ADHD actually autism?

'ASD that goes unrecognised and untreated until the child is older than six may negatively affect their long-term prognosis,' Dr Miodovnik said.

Sep 17

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Child Development, Developmental Disorders ...

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How Do Men Experience Eating Disorders?

Eating disorders in males may not always resemble the typical pattern of efforts to slim down as observed in women’s disordered eating behavior. Cultural pressures and gender norms may give rise to different symptoms.

Sep 17

Categories: Eating Disorders, Men's Issues

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Break The Mental Health Barrier

The World Health Organization (2012) states that a key barrier to increasing mental health services is a lack of public health leadership.

Sep 16

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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For children, is better nutrition instead of drugs the ADHD cure?

"The plain truth is on numerous occasions we have seen ADHD symptoms disappear without medication. Public education regarding a healthy diet pattern and lifestyle to prevent or control ADHD may have greater long-term success," says Dr. Rosemond.

Sep 16

Categories: Child Development, Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.), ...

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