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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Eating right for mental health

It's always seemed obvious to me that if what we eat affects our physical health then it probably has an impact on our mental health as well. Yet to consider that our diet could influence in any meaningful way our psyche is regarded by many who work ...

Jul 4

Categories: Child Development

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Can autism be measured in a sniff?

Imagine the way you might smell a rose. You'd take a nice big sniff to breathe in the sweet but subtle floral scent. Upon walking into a public restroom, you'd likely do just the opposite--abruptly limiting the flow of air through your nose. Now, ...

Jul 4

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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Craving Mindfulness? Here Are 3 Ways to Start Meditating Today

Meditation. It’s just a glorious thing for those who have experienced it. But many people have trouble either beginning a practice or maintaining one. However, there are several simple meditation methods that you can do to encourage a happy, ...

Jul 3

Categories: Meditation

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Research Finds A New Way To Spread Happiness

It is well established that happiness can be spread through social interactions. Mimicry induced through hearing and vision are both able to spread happiness from person to person. While research has found smell is able to transfer negative ...

Jul 3

Categories: Happiness

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The Ironic Effect Depression Has On Managing The Emotions

People who are depressed often do little to improve their mood, even when given the chance, a new study finds. In fact, their choices often make them sadder, the research found.

Jul 3

Categories: Depression

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Hospital-wide program for delirium, alcohol withdrawal and ...

Brigham and Women's Hospital finds that developing and implementing an interdisciplinary care improvement initiative improves outcomes.

Jul 2

Categories: Addictions, Drug Addiction, Suicide Prevention

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How the stress hormone cortisol reinforces traumatic memories

The stress hormone cortisol strengthens memories of scary experiences. However, it is effective not only while the memory is being formed for the first time, but also later when people look back at an experience while the memory reconsolidates. This ...

Jul 2

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

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3 Reasons Not to Spend Your Money on Things

Science says buying new shoes won't make you happier, but a dinner out might.

Jul 1

Categories: Happiness

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Study: The fear you experience playing video games is real - and you ...

With the advent of video games, a frequently asked question has been whether we get as engrossed in them emotionally as we do when we see a scary movie. The answer is yes and in new ways, according to new research by faculty in Indiana ...

Jul 1

Categories: Other

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Omega-3 supplements and antioxidants may help with preclinical ...

Here's more evidence that fish oil supplementation and antioxidants might be beneficial for at least some people facing Alzheimer's disease: A new report published in the July 2015 issue of The FASEB Journal describes the findings of a very small ...

Jul 1

Categories: Adult psychological development

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Brain scans could predict how effective OCD treatment will be

Doctors may be able to predict how people with obsessive-compulsive disorder will respond to therapy using a simple brain scan, according to the findings of a new study

Jun 30

Categories: Obsessions & Compulsions (OCD)

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