Tinder: Users experience body dissatisfaction, body shame, low self-esteem

Mental Health - Fri, 08/05/2016 - 00:00
A study examining the connection between Tinder use and psychological well-being finds users report negative body image perception and low self-esteem.
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High school students with mental health issues more likely to drink, smoke cigarettes and use marijuana

Mental Health - Thu, 08/04/2016 - 05:00
Researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health with collaborators at the Federal University of Sao Paulo studied the relationship between psychiatric symptoms and patterns of...
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Longer duration of untreated childhood schizophrenia-spectrum psychosis predicts poorer outcomes

Mental Health - Thu, 08/04/2016 - 00:00
A review of 35 studies of early-onset schizophrenia-spectrum psychosis (EOS) identified the most common psychotic symptoms and the disorders that most often co-occur in children and adolescents...
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Genetic associations for major depressive disorder

Mental Health - Tue, 08/02/2016 - 00:00
The discovery of 15 regions of the genome associated with major depressive disorder (MDD) in individuals of European descent is reported in a study published online this week in Nature Genetics.
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Can drugs that treat hypertension also treat depression?

Mental Health - Mon, 08/01/2016 - 06:00
In the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, the relationship of drugs that are generally used for treating hypertension (angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors) are examined in...
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Locking doors in mental health hospitals does not lower suicide rate

Mental Health - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 07:00
Whether mental health care centers have a locked or open door policy does not appear to impact rates of absconding or attempting suicide, says a study.
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Smartphone exercises for a better mood

Mental Health - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 00:00
Brief, directed smartphone exercises can help quickly improve our mood. This is the latest finding from psychologists at the University of Basel and their international colleagues, reported in the...
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When drug treatment of social anxiety is not sufficient: The role of psychotherapy

Mental Health - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 05:00
A randomized controlled study has evaluated the role of psychotherapy in patients whose social anxiety did not respond to drug treatment.
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New study to help people withdraw from inappropriate long-term antidepressant treatment

Mental Health - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 00:00
One in 10 adults are being given antidepressants each year, but up to 50 per cent of patients could be given an alternative treatment, a University Professor suggests.
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Transgender identity 'should not be classified as a mental disorder'

Mental Health - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 00:00
A new study finds that mental health issues among transgender individuals are largely triggered by stigma, rather than transgender identity itself.
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Food nudging can help us to eat in a healthier way

Psychology/Psychiatry - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 09:00
What we eat for lunch in the canteen and buy in the supermarket for dinner depends on the order in which the dishes are presented to us, and how easy it is to get to the products; this is the...
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Research finds social influence can prompt healthier eating choices

Psychology/Psychiatry - Wed, 07/13/2016 - 08:00
Researchers from the University of Birmingham have found that exposure to social-based messages promoting healthy eating can increase consumption of fruit and vegetables and reduce consumption of...
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Clozapine shows better efficacy in children with schizophrenia than in adults

Psychology/Psychiatry - Wed, 07/13/2016 - 05:00
Childhood-onset schizophrenia is a rare, severe, and difficult to treat form of the disease, but a new study suggests that children show a stronger response to clozapine than to other antipsychotic...
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Clozapine shows better efficacy in children with schizophrenia than in adults

Mental Health - Wed, 07/13/2016 - 05:00
Childhood-onset schizophrenia is a rare, severe, and difficult to treat form of the disease, but a new study suggests that children show a stronger response to clozapine than to other antipsychotic...
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Why are some foods considered comfort food?

Psychology/Psychiatry - Wed, 07/13/2016 - 00:00
The Daily Meal report on how comfort foods are linked to social - as well as emotional - bonds; the power of comfort food is based on its associations.
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Suicide rate is 22% higher among people with epilepsy than the general population

Mental Health - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 09:00
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issues first report on epilepsy and suicide.
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Fruit and veg give you the feel-good factor: New research suggests up to eight-a-day can make you happier

Psychology/Psychiatry - Tue, 07/12/2016 - 07:00
University of Warwick research indicates that eating more fruit and vegetables can substantially increase people's later happiness levels.
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Faking to finish - women feign sexual pleasure to end 'bad' sex

Psychology/Psychiatry - Mon, 07/11/2016 - 05:00
When talking about troubling sexual encounters some women mention faking sexual pleasure to speed up their male partner's orgasm and ultimately end sex.
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Breast cancer: Exercise reduces perceived memory problems in survivors

Psychology/Psychiatry - Mon, 07/11/2016 - 00:00
Study finds breast cancer survivors who engaged in high levels of moderate-vigorous physical activity had fewer self-reported memory problems.
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Males more likely to suffer psychologically when dissatisfied with their body image

Psychology/Psychiatry - Fri, 07/08/2016 - 07:00
Society might lead us to believe body image concerns should be reserved for females but research published today from The University of Sydney has suggested that men are more likely to suffer...
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