What is Addiction, Anyway?

Stigma, myth, and controversy continue to surround the concept of addiction; what it is, who ends up addicted, and what causes it. The focus here is to reduce stigma, dispel myths and hopefully clarify some controversy through focusing on the ...

Jan 14

Categories: Addictions, Drug Addiction, Gambling Addiction


How Do Our Emotions Affect Our Immune Response?

Many research has been conducted detailing the negative impact of chronic exposure to stress, anxiety and negative moods on physical health. New research uncovers fresh evidence to suggest that frequent exposure to negative emotions have an ...

Jan 12

Categories: Emotional Intelligence, Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Health ...


This is What It’s Like to Have the World’s Most Deadly Eating ...

What happens when you combine a chronic illness like Type I diabetes mellitus with an eating disorder? You get what is currently known as the world’s most deadly eating disorder, diabulimia. In Singapore, 1 in 3 individuals have a lifetime risk of ...

Jan 12

Categories: Eating Disorders


How a Video Game Could Help Children with Autism

A new digital treatment called Project: EVO, designed by prescription digital medicine company Akili Interactive, could help children with autism spectrum disorder and co-occurring attention/deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a ...

Jan 9

Categories: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism spectrum ...


Why Exercise is Good for Your Brain

Dementia can be affected by your lifestyle choices, and one of the ways that has been evidenced to prevent the onset, is adopting a healthier and more active lifestyle. This article seeks to detail how exercise helps improve not just physical ...

Jan 9

Categories: Cognitive Problems Amnesia / Dementia, Dementia


For these people with depression, all treatment approaches had ...

There is a significant minority of people diagnosed with "treatment-resistant depression" who are unable to get better with antidepressant medications or a combination of antidepressant medications and psychotherapy. Despite that, this study ...

Jan 8

Categories: Depression


Social Media (Again) Shown to be worse for Girls’ Mental Health ...

Technology has indeed brought much convenience to our everyday lives, and with technology comes the use of social media as well. A recent study conducted has once again shown how the increased time spent on social media, can negatively affect our ...

Jan 7

Categories: Depression, Self-Esteem


New Study Offers New Insights into Children with Autism

In the first study of its kind, a team of researchers was able to perform functional MRIs of a group of children with autism whose IQs averaged 54. This was nearly impossible to conduct before as it was a challenge for them to keep still for at ...

Jan 7

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders


Eye-tracking predicts decisions

A recent study made use of eye-tracking technology to investigate how people make decisions.

Dec 24

Categories: Compulsive Spending / Shopping, Other


New Therapy for Schizophrenia

A new form of therapy has been found to be quite promising in its use as a treatment plan for schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is one of the more complicated disorders to treat, partly because its symptoms include multiple areas of impairment, from mood ...

Dec 17

Categories: Schizophrenia


Parental Anxiety and Children's Learning

A new study has found that parents' attitudes towards mathematics can predict the learning outcomes of their children.

Dec 6

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Learning Difficulties, Parenting


MDMA Enhances Cooperation

A new study from King's College London suggests that MDMA - found in ecstasy - may explain why users cooperate more after taking the drug. However, a caveat to this finding is that the enhanced cooperative effect only shows for people they have ...

Dec 5

Categories: Drug Addiction, Executive Functions


Ecstasy as a Useful Pharmacotherapy Addition

Drugs have often been linked to a myriad of physical and mental health deteriorations, but in a recent study, it appears that a specific drug may in fact be useful in the alleviation of PTSD symptoms. Recent findings suggest that ecstasy’s role in ...

Dec 5

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


Resignation and Indifference

This article talks about people being indifferent to the self and apathetic towards everything in life, and how there is a chance of overcoming them.

Nov 27

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Adult psychological ...


Shop Till You Fight

Black Friday is arguably the shopping events of the year, not just in America, but in recent years has seen the spread to other countries as well. However, this celebratory event is often marred by reports of fistfights and heated arguments between ...

Nov 24

Categories: Aggression & Violence, Compulsive Spending / Shopping

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