Hong Kong: Train GPs to spot Mental Health Issues early

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 ...

Jun 27

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Living your life

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?

Jun 26

Categories: Adult psychological development, Career Development and Change

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How do you decide if you need therapy?

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 ...

Jun 26

Categories: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Depression

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Impaired Thinking Ability Due to Food Intake

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 ...

Jun 26

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Health Psychology

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Autistic children improved reading, brain activity after 10-week ...

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.

Jun 25

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Are Specialized Diets For The Treatment Of Autism Effective?

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 ...

Jun 25

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Social Media Cyber Bullying Linked to Teen Depression

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 ...

Jun 25

Categories: Depression

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The Reasons Why People Maintain Negative Self-Evaluations

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 ...

Jun 24

Categories: Other

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Study: Higher Income is Related to Less Daily Sadness but Not More ...

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 ...

Jun 24

Categories: Happiness

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Panic disorder linked to increased risk of heart attack, heart disease

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.

Jun 24

Categories: Panic issues

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Thick cortex could be key in Down syndrome

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 ...

Jun 23

Categories: Other

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Stress in low-income families can affect children's learning

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.

Jun 23

Categories: Child Development

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Why do we sometimes like getting sad together?

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.

Jun 23

Categories: Depression

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Social Anxiety Linked To Surprise Chemical Imbalance In The Brain

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 ...

Jun 22

Categories: Social Anxiety / Phobia

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The Benefits of Watching Cute Cat Videos Online

Watching cute videos of cats online can boost energy and positive emotions, a new study finds. Not only that, but they can decrease negative emotions like sadness, annoyance and anxiety.

Jun 22

Categories: Other

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