Depression Could Finally Get as Much Biomedical Attention as Cancer

If the extent of human suffering were used to decide which diseases deserve the most medical attention, then depression would be near the top of the list. More than 350 million people are affected by depression, making it one of the most common ...

Nov 15

Categories: Depression

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Neighbourhood design helps seniors maintain cognitive health

A neighborhood’s “walkability” can be a key factor for maintaining physical and cognitive health among older adults.

Nov 14

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Unrealistic view of self can harm teen relationships

New research finds that when adolescents believe they are better than their peers, the belief will probably cause relationship difficulties.

Nov 14

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Loneliness: A disease that changes brain structure and function

A new review argues that for the 800,000 UK citizens who experience it all or most of the time, loneliness itself is the disease: it directly alters our perception, our thoughts, and the very structure and chemistry of our brains.

Nov 14

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Mother's education predicts child's academic success

New research suggests the amount of education a woman has along with having children later in life are key predictor’s of a child’s success in adulthood.

Nov 13

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The best treatment for autism

The best way of treating autism involves training parents how to work with their children in the home environment, new research finds.

Nov 13

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Explaining emotional contradictions

Life is full of events that ignite emotions. When these events occur people may react by performing an action or expressing an emotion that may be opposite of the actual emotional state. The actions and even our use of seemingly contradictory ...

Nov 13

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Depression Most Common Mental Illness in Singapore

People thought Kat, 17, was being an "emo" teenager, but the truth was far more complicated. Two years ago, she was diagnosed with depression. She says: "As the symptoms of depression include being irritable and having mood swings, my family and ...

Nov 12

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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Why good people do bad things?

It is often asked why good people do bad things. Perhaps the question should be when. More likely, it's in the afternoon or evening. Much less so in the morning.

Nov 12

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Study shows Marijuana's long-term effects on the brain

The effects of chronic marijuana use on the brain may depend on age of first use and duration of use, according to researchers at the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas.

Nov 12

Categories: Drug Addiction

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500,000 Australians suffer OCD but few seek help

Australians who suffer from moderate obsessive compulsive disorder could be treated just as effectively by a virtual therapist as a face-to-face practitioner, according to research to be released by the Australian Psychological Society on Tuesday.

Nov 11

Categories: Obsessions & Compulsions (OCD)

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Brains response to threat silenced when we are reminded of being ...

Being shown pictures of others being loved and cared for reduces the brain's response to threat, new research from the University of Exeter has found.

Nov 11

Categories: Child Development, Parenting, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / ...

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Conflicts can stem from misreading motivations

A new study suggests intractable conflicts are often the result of misunderstanding what is motivating each side. Researchers believe the setting, be it politics in the United States or violent conflict in the Mideast, can be corrected by a better ...

Nov 10

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The age at which people are least happy with their lives

Life satisfaction dips in middle age, after which it starts going up again beyond the age of 54, a new study of worldwide well-being finds.

Nov 10

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Is thinking outside the box the wrong approach?

New research evaluates the two approaches towards creativity. That is, is it better to “think outside the box,” using unrelated concepts to get the creative juices flowing, or to build on something more closely related to the problem one is ...

Nov 10

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