A little jolt helps the brain get back on track

Applying mild electrical stimulation to an area of the brain associated with cognitive control helps people with schizophrenia to recognize errors and adjust their behavior to avoid them as much as it helps healthy subjects do so, according to a new ...

Jul 10

Categories: Schizophrenia

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Feeling sad and blue? Seek help

The Philippine Mental Health Association (PMHA) is advocating that mental health is as important as one's physical health. Everyone should acknowledge this fact and accept that there is nothing wrong with having a mental condition or disorder. There ...

Jul 10

Categories: Depression, Suicide Prevention

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Brain abnormalities in patients with schizophrenia identified

Structural brain abnormalities in patients with schizophrenia, providing insight into how the condition may develop and respond to treatment, have been identified in an internationally collaborative study led by a Georgia State University scientist.

Jul 9

Categories: Schizophrenia

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Pupil response predicts depression risk in kids

How much a child's pupil dilates in response to seeing an emotional image can predict his or her risk of depression over the next two years, according to new research from Binghamton University.

Jul 9

Categories: Depression

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Smile at a party and people are more likely to remember seeing your ...

When you smile at a party, your facial expression is emotionally consistent with the happy context and as a consequence other guests will in future be more likely to remember that they've seen your face before, and where you were when they saw you. ...

Jul 9

Categories: Happiness

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Anxiety: The Reason It Can Socially Isolate You

Anxiety has a strange effect on this critical social ability, study finds. Anxiety interferes with the ability to take other people’s perspective, new research reveals. Anxiety makes people focus more on themselves and reduces their empathy for ...

Jul 8

Categories: Anxiety, Social Anxiety / Phobia

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How social anxiety manifests on Facebook

For many shy people, online social networking sites have an obvious appeal – a way to socialise without the unpredictable immediacy of a face-to-face encounter. However, a new study finds that people who are socially anxious betray their ...

Jul 8

Categories: Social Anxiety / Phobia

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How To Get Rid of Negative Thoughts

It’s one of the irritations of having a mind that sometimes it’s hard to get rid of negative thoughts. The most intuitive method to get rid of negative thoughts is trying to suppress them by pushing it out of our minds. Unfortunately, as many ...

Jul 8

Categories: Happiness

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Hookup or commitment? Study finds relationship intentions influence ...

After a woman meets a man for the first time, what does she remember most about him? That was the question posed in research conducted by psychologists at the University of Michigan — and the answer depends on whether the woman is looking for a ...

Jul 7

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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Intrusiveness of old emotional memories can be reduced by computer ...

Unwanted, intrusive visual memories are a core feature of stress- and trauma-related clinical disorders such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but they can also crop up in everyday life. New research shows that even once intrusive memories ...

Jul 7

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

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REM sleep critical for young brain development

Rapid eye movement or REM sleep actively converts waking experiences into lasting memories and abilities in young brains, reports a new study. The finding broadens the understanding of children's sleep needs and calls into question the increasing ...

Jul 7

Categories: Child Development

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Panic Attacks: Study Reveals The Best Type of Treatment

Large study compares the effectiveness of different types of therapies for panic disorders. Cognitive behavioural therapy is the best treatment for panic disorders, a new study finds. In addition, most people prefer therapy over taking anti-anxiety ...

Jul 6

Categories: Panic issues

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Simple Test Predicts Alzheimer’s 18 Year Before Diagnosis

Tests predict ten-fold increase in Alzheimer’s risk 18 years in advance. Low scores on memory and thinking tests could signal Alzheimer’s 18 years in advance, a new study finds.

Jul 6

Categories: Adult psychological development

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This Obvious Happiness Strategy Really Does Work, Study Finds

Trying too hard to be happy can backfire, but study reveals a strategy that works. An approach to life called ‘prioritising positivity’ has been linked for the first time to increased well-being. Prioritising positivity is all about organising ...

Jul 6

Categories: Happiness

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Why CBT is falling out of favour?

Everybody loves cognitive behavioural therapy. It's the no-nonsense, quick and relatively cheap approach to mental suffering - with none of that Freudian bollocks, and plenty of scientific backing. So it was unsettling to learn, from a paper in the ...

Jul 4

Categories: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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