Can autism be measured in a sniff?

Imagine the way you might smell a rose. You'd take a nice big sniff to breathe in the sweet but subtle floral scent. Upon walking into a public restroom, you'd likely do just the opposite--abruptly limiting the flow of air through your nose. Now, ...

Jul 4

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Craving Mindfulness? Here Are 3 Ways to Start Meditating Today

Meditation. It’s just a glorious thing for those who have experienced it. But many people have trouble either beginning a practice or maintaining one. However, there are several simple meditation methods that you can do to encourage a happy, ...

Jul 3

Categories: Meditation

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Research Finds A New Way To Spread Happiness

It is well established that happiness can be spread through social interactions. Mimicry induced through hearing and vision are both able to spread happiness from person to person. While research has found smell is able to transfer negative ...

Jul 3

Categories: Happiness

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The Ironic Effect Depression Has On Managing The Emotions

People who are depressed often do little to improve their mood, even when given the chance, a new study finds. In fact, their choices often make them sadder, the research found.

Jul 3

Categories: Depression

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Hospital-wide program for delirium, alcohol withdrawal and ...

Brigham and Women's Hospital finds that developing and implementing an interdisciplinary care improvement initiative improves outcomes.

Jul 2

Categories: Addictions, Drug Addiction, Suicide Prevention

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How the stress hormone cortisol reinforces traumatic memories

The stress hormone cortisol strengthens memories of scary experiences. However, it is effective not only while the memory is being formed for the first time, but also later when people look back at an experience while the memory reconsolidates. This ...

Jul 2

Categories: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex PTSD, Stress ...

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3 Reasons Not to Spend Your Money on Things

Science says buying new shoes won't make you happier, but a dinner out might.

Jul 1

Categories: Happiness

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Study: The fear you experience playing video games is real - and you ...

With the advent of video games, a frequently asked question has been whether we get as engrossed in them emotionally as we do when we see a scary movie. The answer is yes and in new ways, according to new research by faculty in Indiana ...

Jul 1

Categories: Other

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Omega-3 supplements and antioxidants may help with preclinical ...

Here's more evidence that fish oil supplementation and antioxidants might be beneficial for at least some people facing Alzheimer's disease: A new report published in the July 2015 issue of The FASEB Journal describes the findings of a very small ...

Jul 1

Categories: Adult psychological development

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Brain scans could predict how effective OCD treatment will be

Doctors may be able to predict how people with obsessive-compulsive disorder will respond to therapy using a simple brain scan, according to the findings of a new study

Jun 30

Categories: Obsessions & Compulsions (OCD)

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The Three Most Basic Psychological Needs, and Why We Need to Satisfy ...

Are you aware that psychological need satisfaction is crucial to your well-being, and that it should be one of your biggest priorities? According to Self-determination theory, human beings have three basic psychological needs: a need for autonomy, ...

Jun 30

Categories: Happiness, Health Psychology

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Alzheimer's disease works differently in patients with and without ...

A study revealed differences in the way brain inflammation, considered a key component of Alzheimer's Disease (AD), is expressed in different subsets of patients, in particular people with Down syndrome (DS) and AD.

Jun 30

Categories: Other

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7 Steps to a Meaningful Relationship

Whether it’s a relationship with a family member, a friend you haven’t seen in sometime or an acquaintance, the need for meaningful relationships is fundamental in our lives. Here are 7 steps that will help you create and sustain these in your ...

Jun 29

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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Therapy affects the brain of people with Tourette Syndrome

In addition to its effect on chronic tics, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can change the brain function of people with Tourette syndrome, new research confirms. Tourette syndrome is a neuropsychiatric disorder mainly characterized by motor and ...

Jun 29

Categories: Other

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Maximize Happiness by Planning Your Time Wisely

Happiness just can't be forced. Studies have shown that trying to feel happier in a given moment backfires, actually making people feel worse. And simply paying attention to one's level of happiness tends to make the glass look half-empty. So how ...

Jun 29

Categories: Happiness

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