Study: 22% of Children Have Underdeveloped Brains From Growing up in ...

Growing up in poverty — as do 22% of children in the US — has alarming, long-term effects on the brain, new studies conclude. This can lead to long-term problems with depression, anxiety, learning difficulties and issues dealing with stress.

Jul 30

Categories: Depression

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Study: Link between intestinal bacteria, depression found

The complex mechanisms of interaction and dynamics between the gut microbiota and its host have been illuminated by recent research. Data show that relatively minor changes in microbiota profiles or its metabolic activity induced by neonatal stress ...

Jul 30

Categories: Depression

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Depending on your brain, Practice doesn't always make perfect

How do you get to Carnegie Hall? New research on the brain's capacity to learn suggests there's more to it than the adage that 'practice makes perfect.' A music-training study has found evidence to distinguish the parts of the brain that account for ...

Jul 29

Categories: Other

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The Myth of Matrydom:What You Don't Understand about Suicide Attacks

There is still widespread confusion about the psychology of Islamic suicide attackers, whether they strike at home or abroad. Are they attempting to sacrifice their lives for an ideological cause, or do they actually want to die? The answer to this ...

Jul 29

Categories: Depression, Other

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Why Do Some People Believe in Conspiracy Theories?

Although conspiracy beliefs can occasionally be based on a rational analysis of the evidence, most of the time they are not. As a species, one of our greatest strengths is our ability to find meaningful patterns in the world around us and to make ...

Jul 29

Categories: Other

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Dr. John Gottman & Dr. Julie Gottman Discuss Tools for Parenting with ...

Drs. John & Julie Gottman discuss the importance of "Raising An Emotionally Intelligent Child". They talk about what the ...

Jul 28

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Practice Being Grateful and Reap the Benefits

The benefits of gratitude are many and profound. Being grateful is shown to improve both physical and mental health, psychological wellbeing and attitude, and our relationships with others. Practicing gratitude has even been shown to rewire our ...

Jul 28

Categories: Happiness

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How rudeness spreads like a contagion

University of Florida researchers have finally put a long-standing hypothesis about rudeness to the test. The history to this is a study published in 1999 [pdf] that showed rudeness can create a vicious circle between individuals - if you're rude to ...

Jul 28

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Why Be Present

It is normal for our minds to wander. Whether we are in conversation, at work, or doing day-to-day activities, we have a tendency to think about the past or the future. When we do this, we are more prone to anxiety and depression. By practicing ...

Jul 27

Categories: Mindfulness

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Are you tone deaf? Or do you just think you are?

Have you ever been told you were "tone deaf" in music classes because you "can't sing in tune"? And thus, you've always assumed you were tone deaf just because someone labelled you as one? Tone deaf is known as amusia and you're not actually as tone ...

Jul 27

Categories: Other

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Body fat can send signals to brain, affecting stress response

The brain's effect on other parts of the body has been well established. Now, a group that includes two University of Florida Health researchers has found that it's a two-way street: Body fat can send a signal that affects the way the brain deals ...

Jul 25

Categories: Eating Disorders, Stress Management

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Family violence can affect children even before birth, royal ...

Professor Louise Newman, director for women's mental health at Melbourne's Royal women's hospital, and Dr Robyn Miller, a social worker and family therapist, told the commission children could be affected by family violence even before they were ...

Jul 25

Categories: Aggression & Violence, Domestic Violence, Family Problems

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Why the 'I'll start from tomorrow' plan is most likely a trap

King and Queens of procrastination? How many times have you heard someone, or even yourself, say, “I’ll start from tomorrow” or “I’ll start from Monday” or “I’ll start from next month” whenever there is some new habit to form or a ...

Jul 24

Categories: Other

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Herring: Comedy should tackle mental health issues

Comedians are meant to bring a smile on people's faces but following Robbin Williams death we question whether comedy brings a smile to them as well. Let's see what comedian Richard Herring has to say.

Jul 23

Categories: Coping with Medical Problems, Mental Health Professions

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Hidden Persuaders: The Psychology of Subliminal Perception

Are advertisers manipulating us? Are we being persuaded in ways we do not know?

Jul 22

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