High Fat Diet can cause Mood Disorders, Addictions, and Overeating

Research shows that independent of weight gain and obesity, high-fat feeding can cause impairments in the functioning of the brain circuitry profoundly implicated in mood disorders, drug addiction, and overeating - several states and pathologies ...

Jul 21

Categories: Addictions, Eating Disorders, Mood Swings / Bipolar

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Novel Compounds May Treat Depression Rapidly With Few Side Effects

A new study by researchers at University of Maryland School of Medicine has identified promising compounds that could successfully treat depression in less than 24 hours while minimizing side effects. Although they have not yet been tested in ...

Jul 20

Categories: Depression

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Diabetic children at greater risk of depression and anxiety

A quarter of Australian teenagers with type 1 diabetes are also struggling with depression and anxiety. A study published today finds that the condition which is treated with injections is placing a significant psychological burden on children.

Jul 20

Categories: Anxiety, Child Development, Depression, Health / Illness / Medical ...

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Teaching reflection to doctors to improve physician-patient ...

Physicians in their medical residency training programs often focus on scientific reasoning and research evidence in their efforts to provide medical care. But is it enough? A new study suggests of a strategy to train medical residents to reflect on ...

Jul 16

Categories: Mental Health Professions

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Study: How Children Inherit Anxiety And Depression From Their Parents

It seems as though the nature v.s. nurture debate will never end and most modern scientists would come to the consensus that the development of a human being would comprise of both. However, one might think that mental disorders are largely due to ...

Jul 16

Categories: Anxiety, Depression

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Study: Emotional awareness training 'reduces severe crime reoffending ...

The famous Stanford Prison experiment (1971) showed the power of behavior to elicit emotions. Once the volunteers act their part, they also begin to feel their part. It is one of the many studies that show how behavior shape emotions, but can the ...

Jul 15

Categories: Antisocial personality, Emotional Intelligence

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The Truth Behind Your Rainbow Profile Picture

After the watershed US Supreme Court decision to legalize same-sex marriage across all 50 states, many people watched their Facebook feed turn into a rainbow. The rainbow was a longstanding emblem of support for gays and lesbians and Facebook ...

Jul 15

Categories: Other

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Near Misses are Motivating

Ever been in a casino and you nearly get a jackpot? Ever played darts and nearly hit the bull's eye? Ever played phone games and you nearly get into the next level? And after all that near misses you try it again, and again and again? These near ...

Jul 14

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Study: Seal It With a Sleep: The Role of Sleep in Reducing Bias

Everyone knows sleep is good for us. It’s a time to refresh and recharge our bodies to heal our minds to rest after a busy day. We are told that sleep helps with memory consolidation, organizing what it’s learned so it can be better remembered ...

Jul 14

Categories: Sleep Disorders

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Study: The Four Kinds of Drunken personality

Summer is round the corner and it means parties showered with heavy coolers and pitchers of mojitos. But first, you may want to recall how your personality morphs after a few drinks too many during last summer.New research have suggested that there ...

Jul 14

Categories: Other

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Study: Why social workers aren't discussing religion and ...

It is an understatement that religion is an integral part of an individual's life, especially in a multicultural country like Singapore. Religion may have created a person's past, shape the present, and determine the future. Such essential identity ...

Jul 13

Categories: Mental Health Professions

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The Uncanny Valley; Does your life need a filter for malign ...

Do you find yourself afraid of something that are.. almost normal? Almost human (Andriods)? Almost the same stuffed toy you used to have? Almost a happy family? You're not alone. This is exactly a result of a phenomenon known as The Uncanny Valley.

Jul 13

Categories: Anxiety

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Study: Fermented foods and reduced social anxiety

In a new study of the mind-gut connection, eating fermented foods, which contain probiotics, were associated with reduced symptoms of social anxiety for student participants. Giving new meaning to the old cliché of "you are what you eat," the ...

Jul 12

Categories: Social Anxiety / Phobia

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Never Say Die - SELF/LESS from Science-Fiction to -Fact

In SELF/LESS, a dying old man (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley) transfers his consciousness to the body of a healthy young ...

Jul 11

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues

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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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