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.
Date Posted: June 27, 2015GO
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 ...
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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 ...
Individuals who suffer from panic disorder, or panic attacks, may be at much higher risk of heart attack and heart disease later in life. This is according to a new study published in the journal Psychological Medicine.
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The thickness of the brain's cerebral cortex could be a key to unlocking answers about intellectual development in youth with Down syndrome. It could also provide new insights to why individuals with this genetic neurodevelopmental disorder are ...
Children living in low-income households who endure family instability and emotionally distant caregivers are at risk of having impaired cognitive abilities according to new research from the University of Rochester.
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We spend most of our lives trying to be as happy as possible, but a team of researchers in Israel has explored how we sometimes appear to find, if not pleasure exactly, at least a certain satisfaction in sharing moments of sadness with others.
Drugs commonly prescribed for social anxiety could be making the problem worse. Social anxiety disorder is linked to higher levels of serotonin in the brain, not lower as previously thought. People with both social anxiety actually produce more of ...
Categories: Social Anxiety / PhobiaGO