The battle against teenage suicide has entered the digital age as a Hong Kong company is developing a game app to identify at-risk teenagers. Mark Altosaar, who has a background in education technology, and Jamie Chiu, a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology at City University, are founders of ...
Date Posted: February 2, 2015
Categories: Mental Health in Asia, Suicide Prevention, Teenage IssuesGO
Traumatic life events such as bereavement can impact on physical as well as mental health, according to work led by Scottish researchers who found that losing a partner or family member does not just impact on levels of anxiety and depression, but ...
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Movies = Moving image on the screen Do you know that the sense of motion is created by your brain from a series of static images? Typical movies, for example, flash 24 frames per second. Somehow, the brain takes the changes from one frame to the ...
Why all-nighters don't work: How sleep, memory go hand-in-hand Scientists have long known that sleep, memory and learning are deeply connected but how has remained a mystery. The question is, does the mechanism that promotes sleep also consolidate ...
Categories: Teenage IssuesGO
Have you ever realised that you were dreaming while you were in a dream? This is also known as lucid dreaming. New research have shown that lucid dreaming leads to better problem-solving abilities. Pbetter problem-solving abilities, new research ...
People with the noble New Year's resolution to work out or work out more should mark their calendars: That resolve starts to waver in the third week in January, data shows.
Violent offenders who are also psychopaths are so dangerous because their brains do not learn normally from either punishments or rewards, a new study finds.
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More often than I care to admit, I'll walk from one room to another with a clear vision in mind of whatever I need to do once I get there, but then I get there and can't remember why I started. The only thing that happened between my first movement ...
A new study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) found that the measure of brain inflammation in people who were experiencing clinical depression was increased by 30 per cent.
Our society worships talent, and many people assume that possessing superior intelligence or ability - along with confidence in that ability - is a recipe for success. In fact, however, more than 35 years of scientific investigation suggests that an ...
Categories: Child Development, ParentingGO
Tantrums, irritability, self-injury, depression, anxiety. These symptoms are associated with autism, but they’re not considered core symptoms of the disorder. Researchers from the UNC School of Medicine are challenging this assertion. They have ...
Categories: Autism spectrum disordersGO
SINGAPORE - Depression is hitting young people hard, and a growing number are choosing to seek help. The Institute of Mental Health (IMH) helped 600 people aged 20 to 29 last year, compared with 550 the year before. Similarly, the National ...
Categories: Depression, Teenage IssuesGO
Academic problems are extremely common in children with ADHD and often the issue that leads to referral for an ADHD evaluation. Unfortunately, the significant academic struggles that many children with ADHD ...
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Female sex hormones have a strong effect on the psyche. This has been confirmed by numerous scientific studies and by phenomena such as the "baby blues", a bout of low mood following childbirth, or recurrent mood swings that occur prior to ...
There are so many different genetic forms of autism that using the singular term, autism, is misleading, researchers say. "We believe a better term to use is 'the autisms,' or 'the autism spectrum disorders' (that is, plural)," Dr. Stephen W. ...
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On an average day we have around 50,000 thoughts and 12,000 internal conversations. A busy mind can be detrimental to your happiness. It leads to clutter, mistakes being made and opportunities being lost, not to mention stressed individuals with a ...
Categories: Happiness, MindfulnessGO