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
Date Posted: June 30, 2015
Categories: Obsessions & Compulsions (OCD)GO
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, ...
Categories: Happiness, Health PsychologyGO
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.
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 ...
Categories: Relationships & MarriageGO
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 ...
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 ...
New research from Lund University in Sweden questions the prevailing doctrine on how the brain absorbs and processes information. The idea that the brain has a mechanism to maintain activity at the lowest possible level is incorrect.
Family doctors should be enlisted to help diagnose people in the early stages of mental distress, so symptoms can be addressed before the need for a consultation with a psychiatrist. This will give them a better chance of recovery, Hong Kong experts ...
Categories: Mental Health in AsiaGO
Are you living the dreams of someone else’s will? Have your dreams and aspirations become a fantasy and is now long buried within you?
Categories: Adult psychological development, Career Development and ChangeGO
There might be a social stigma that seeing a psychologist or therapy is “crazy”. There is something mentally wrong with the person, they are not able to function in their daily life. Here are some reasons that it would be good to see a therapist ...
Categories: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, DepressionGO
Ever wondered what affected your ability to react on the spot? A new study finds that this could be due to a high-fat, high-sugar diet, which causes significant damage to cognitive flexibility. Cognitive flexibility is the ability to adjust and ...
Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Health PsychologyGO
Ten weeks of intensive reading intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder was enough to strengthen the activity of loosely connected areas of their brains that work together to comprehend reading, researchers have found.
Categories: Autism spectrum disordersGO
Several genetic factors are known to influence the etiology of ASD, but these do not apply to the majority of autistic patients. The importance of environmental factors in the development of ASD has been gaining ground, namely the contribution of ...
Categories: Autism spectrum disordersGO
Victimization of young people online has received an increasing level of scrutiny, particularly after a series of high-profile suicides of teenagers who were reportedly bullied on various social networks. Cyberbullying on social media is linked to ...
Why is it that people maintain negative self-evaluations? One explanation is found within the Cognitive Experiential Self-Theory, which proposes that people have a need to maintain a coherent self-view. A negative coherent self-view produces less ...
A new large-scale study of over 12,000 participants shows that higher income is associated with less daily sadness but not more daily happiness. This finding suggests that while money can’t buy us happiness, it can make us less sad, most plausibly ...