The Mental Quality Which Helps Protect Against Schizophrenia

Contrary to conventional wisdom, this mental quality protects against severe mental illness.

Jan 8

Categories: Schizophrenia

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Pushy Parents Could Harm Kids’ Social Skills

Teens with controlling parents have trouble handling disagreements when they get older

Jan 8

Categories: Child Development

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Coffee and Tea May Protect the Brain

Daily drinkers have lower rates of depression and cognitive decline

Jan 8

Categories: Cognitive Problems Amnesia / Dementia, Depression

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MRI Scan reveals the Bipolar Brain

Sometimes, a new way of looking at something can bring to light an entirely new perspective. Using a different type of MRI imaging, researchers at the University of Iowa have discovered previously unrecognized differences in the brains of patients ...

Jan 7

Categories: Bipolar

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Psychologists explore a new reason why quitting smoking is so ...

When a cigarette smoker attempts to quit, not only do they crave their usual nicotine hit, they also experience an unpleasant inability to enjoy other pleasures in life - a state known as "anhedonia".

Jan 7

Categories: Addictions, Smoking Cessation

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When professionalism means betraying a friend

have to let several staff members go. I feel awful about it, but it is part of a company-wide redundancy plan. I am not supposed to reveal these layoffs for another few weeks. But I know one person I must let go is about to go under contract for a ...

Jan 7

Categories: Workplace Issues

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Mind over Matter: Can You Think Your Way to Strength?

Anyone who has worn a cast knows that rebuilding muscle strength once the cast is removed can be difficult. Now researchers at the Ohio Musculoskeletal and Neurological Institute (OMNI) at Ohio University have found that the mind is critical in ...

Jan 6

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Psychological first-aid important to Malaysia flood victims too

The devastating floods in the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia have not only cause destruction to property, but also emotional stress and trauma to the victims, as well as health staff and volunteers involved in the relief efforts.

Jan 6

Categories: Mental Health in Asia, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma ...

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The Link between Facebook and Depression

Regular Facebook use could contribute to depressive symptoms, according to the results of one recent study.

Jan 5

Categories: Depression

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Molecular network identified underlying autism spectrum disorders

A molecular network that comprises many of the genes previously shown to contribute to autism spectrum disorders has been identified by researchers. The findings provide a map of some of the crucial protein interactions that contribute to autism and ...

Jan 5

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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U.S. Teens Have Same Firearm Access regardless of Suicide Risk

U.S. teens report easy access to firearms, even when they have mental health problems that put them at an increased risk of suicide, according to a new study

Jan 5

Categories: Suicide Prevention

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Want to learn something better? Draw it

When you're trying to learn, do something with your new knowledge, such as summarising it or explaining it to someone else. This deepens your memories and helps integrate what you've learned with what you already knew. A new study has tested the ...

Jan 2

Categories: Learning Difficulties

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The Emotion Which Drives People To Work The Hardest

People prone to this emotion work the hardest.

Jan 2

Categories: Self-Confidence

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The Weird Reason It's Hard to Empathise And Be Logical At The Same ...

The strange influence of empathising on the capacity for logical thought.

Jan 2

Categories: Emotional Intelligence, Other

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Why you can live a normal life with half a brain

A few extreme cases show that people can be missing large chunks of their brains with no significant ill-effect – why? Tom Stafford explains what it tells us about the true nature of our grey matter.

Dec 31

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues

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