Relationship between Bipolar Disorder and Addiction

This article talks about how being Bipolar can affect an addict or someone going through recovery from addiction.

Sep 11

Categories: Addictions, Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Bipolar, Health / ...


Parents’ health conditions are related to ADHD in children

Parents who smoke and diagnosed with depression are linked to the probability of their child having attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Aug 31

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


The future for boys with ADHD

This article talks about how ADHD affects boys and their future performances in school, work and ability to fit into society

Aug 17

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Attention Deficit ...


Is there another way to diagnose mental disorders?

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM V) is used by psychologists to diagnose people with mental disorders. One limitation of using the DSM V for diagnosis is the fact that it is categorical, and does not consider mental ...

Jul 9

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues


How can periodic starvation be good?

Contrary to popular beliefs about the negative effects of starvation, Intermittent fasting have been found to have tremendous benefits to the body. According to research done by Dr Mark Mattson, a senior scientist at NIH, fasting accelerates healing ...

Jul 6

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues


New drug target for Depression

Different treatments for depression exists, but most scientists believe in the same chemicals, Serotonin and Norepinephrine, are the key drug targets in depression. Most drugs such as mono amine drugs and SSRIs target these 2 hormones in the ...

Jun 20

Categories: Depression, Health / Illness / Medical Issues


Compassion Meditation Training reduces distress of observers in the ...

Compassion meditation training helps to relieve health professionals' stress when they encounter patients who are in pain. The meditation training works by increasing their compassion towards and understanding of the patient's experience.

May 30

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Meditation, Self-Care / Self ...


How to Get Fit - Four Habits to Make Exercise Easier

For quite a lot of us, going to the gym or out for a run is something you have to 'make' yourself do. Yet after you've done your workout you feel amazing! So why is it so hard to gear yourself up for exercise when you know you'll feel good ...

Oct 20

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Sports Psychology


How Feeling Full Can Make You Want to Eat More

Diets often only work for a limited period of time, and once the diet is over, most people relapse into overeating. A new study says this craving of food even when you are full could be explained by behavioral conditioning.

Oct 10

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Other


Medicine’s Gender Revolution: How Women Stopped Being Treated As ...

For a long time, medication dosages were adjusted for patient size and women were simply ‘small men’. However, men and women respond differently to diseases and treatments for biological, social and psychological reasons.

Oct 4

Categories: Academic Issues, Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Women's Issues


What Happens to Your Body When You're Stressed

We all feel stressed from time to time - it's all part of the emotional ups and downs of life. Evolutionary, the stress response has many advantages, however prolonged feelings of stress will wear and tear on the body. But what exactly goes on in ...

Oct 4

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Health Psychology, Stress ...


Take 2 Hikes and Call Me in the Morning

Research suggests that exposure to nature may promote physical as well as mental well-being, and a growing number of doctors has decided to take advantage of this by prescribing visits to parks for their patients.

Sep 18

Categories: Happiness, Health / Illness / Medical Issues


Extra Intake of Fruits & Vegetables Help In Boosting Mental Wellbeing ...

New research reveals a couple more servings of fruits and vegetables in a day will be sufficient to lift your mood in a short span of two weeks. Participants in the study who took two extra portions of fruits and vegetables noticed increases in both ...

Feb 24

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues


Live Longer? Drink Coffee!

Due to the conclusion of numerous studies in the recent years, many have come to believe that coffee drinkers may live longer. They have uncovered one of the mechanisms underlying this association.

Jan 20

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues


A Spice Superior to Antidepressants?

Antidepressants are drugs commonly prescribed to alleviate symptoms for those suffering from depression. However, researchers have proposed an alternative that shows promising results without the side effects of medication--a spice called saffron.

Jan 5

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues