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Health : Mental Health
  Last Updated: Nov 2, 2013 - 11:52:55 AM

Health : Mental Health
Prevalence of personality traits disputed
Washington, Jan 9 - US psychologists have disputed the long-held notion that a group of five personality traits or their variations are a universal feature of human psychology.
Jan 9, 2013 - 2:26:06 PM

Health : Mental Health
Mind-body programme helps women cope better with cancer
Pathfinders, a mind-body-spirit programme, helps women cope with terminal cancer and improves their quality of life, according to a new study.

May 16, 2009 - 12:15:46 PM

Health : Mental Health
'Brain music' can lull your anxieties, sharpen reflexes
Washington, April 25 - Every brain has a sound track, which when recorded and played back to an emergency responder, such as a fire fighter, may sharpen their reflexes during a crisis, and calm their nerves afterward.

Apr 26, 2009 - 12:42:20 PM

Latest Research : Psychiatry : Depression
Incubator care at birth reduces depression risk in adult life
Toronto, Nov 12 - A Canadian study says babies who receive incubator care after birth are two to three times less likely to suffer depression in their adult life.

Nov 15, 2008 - 11:12:16 AM

Health : Mental Health
Shed tears to stay healthy
London, Nov 11 - Are you alexithymic or anhedonic? You may profit from therapeutic interventions to stimulate your lacrimal apparatus. In other words, if you can't feel emotions or are unable to derive pleasure from good experiences, make yourself weep with medical help, scientists across the world advise.

Nov 12, 2008 - 12:21:02 PM

Health : Mental Health : Depression
Depression during pregnancy doubles risk of premature delivery
Washington, Oct 23 - Depressed pregnant women face twice the risk of premature delivery than their counterparts with no such symptoms, according to a new study.

Oct 24, 2008 - 1:33:39 PM

Health : Mental Health : Depression
Depressed older people risk losing their minds
New York, Oct 9 - Older people who suffer from depression face higher risk of losing intellectual ability, the results of a study conducted in the US show.
Oct 9, 2007 - 2:30:35 PM

Health : Mental Health : Depression
High-quality child care for low-income children offset the risk of later depression
Young adults from low-income families who were in full-time early educational child care from infancy to age 5 reported fewer symptoms of depression than their peers who were not in this type of care, according to a new report. The early educational intervention also appears to have protected the children to some extent against the negative effects of their home environments.
May 20, 2007 - 4:00:00 AM

Health : Mental Health : Depression
Light therapy fights doldrums with sun substitute
Berlin, Dec 19 - It starts when the days get shorter in late autumn and often does not disappear until March: winter depression.
Dec 19, 2006 - 9:05:18 AM

Health : Mental Health
Over 50 Vietnamese girls faint due to mass 'hysteria'
Hanoi, Dec 16 - Over 50 Vietnamese girls were hospitalised after they fainted at school, and officials Saturday blamed the incident on an episode of 'mass hysteria'.
Dec 16, 2006 - 7:58:33 PM

Health : Mental Health
Feeling poor may be better predictor of mental illness than being poor
More subjective measures of socio-economic position may be needed in order to predict the likelihood of people developing common mental illnesses, such as depression, a UK study has found.
Nov 23, 2006 - 10:57:00 PM

Health : Mental Health
Mental health problems threaten the knowledge economy
In a knowledge economy, people work increasingly with their heads instead of their hands. This makes mental health a crucial component of economic growth. However, the knowledge economy leads to high levels of stress and mental health problems. By damaging its ‘mental capital’ the knowledge economy undermines the basis for its own success. These are some of the conclusions of the report ‘Mental Capital’ by Rifka Weehuizen, researcher at UNU-MERIT - a joint research and training centre of United Nations University, and Maastricht University in the Netherlands.
Nov 4, 2006 - 8:54:00 PM

Health : Mental Health
Raine Study: Breastfeeding boosts mental health
A new study has found that babies that are breastfed for longer than six months have significantly better mental health in childhood. The findings are based on data from the ground-breaking Raine Study at the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, that has tracked the growth and development of more than 2500 West Australian children over the past 16 years. Researcher Dr Wendy Oddy said there was growing evidence that bioactive factors in breast milk played an important role in the rapid early brain development that occurs in the first year of life.
Oct 28, 2006 - 5:41:00 AM

Health : Mental Health
Online video games found to promote sociability
Hang in there, parents. There is some hopeful news on the video-gaming front. Researchers have found that some of the large and hugely popular online video games – although condemned by many as time-gobbling, people-isolating monsters – actually have socially redeeming qualities.
Aug 19, 2006 - 9:39:00 PM

Health : Mental Health : Depression
Drug approval processes may have delayed warnings about safety of Paroxetine
Drug approval processes may have delayed warnings about the safety of antidepressants, argues a senior doctor in this week’s BMJ. Following GlaxoSmithKline’s recent letter to doctors pointing to a sixfold increase in the risk of suicidal behaviour in adults taking paroxetine, Professor David Healy examines the regulation of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and asks were mistakes made and could they have been avoided?
Jul 10, 2006 - 7:24:00 AM

Health : Mental Health : Depression
Living in the past indicates dissatisfaction with present
It might seem quite natural for the elderly to often slip happily into reminiscence but living in the past could indicate dissatisfaction with the present, says psychologists.
Apr 1, 2006 - 7:14:00 PM

Health : Mental Health : Depression
So young, so sad, so listen - Relaunched
The Royal College of Psychiatrists is relaunching this highly popular cartoon-illustrated* book, first published in 1995, with a new Foreword by Philip Pullman, acclaimed author of the trilogy His Dark Materials and other works.
Sep 2, 2005 - 2:33:00 AM

Health : Mental Health
Mental health charity warns of consequences of online gambling
Poker websites and other online gambling services may be exciting investors at the moment, but there may be dangers for online gamblers, warns a mental health charity.
Jun 27, 2005 - 9:35:00 PM

Health : Mental Health
Patients may be just as happy as those without major medical conditions
The researchers made their surprising finding by having 49 pairs of dialysis patients and healthy people report their mood every few hours for a week, using a handheld personal digital assistant (PDA) such as a Palm. The patients had all been in dialysis for at least three months, visiting a hemodialysis center three or more times a week for hours at a time to have their blood cleaned because their kidneys had failed.
Feb 10, 2005 - 6:17:00 PM

Health : Mental Health : Depression
Royal College of Psychiatrists welcomes nice guidelines and MHRA advice on prescribing of SSRI medication in adults
The Royal College of Psychiatrists welcomes the much-awaited publication of the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines for Depression and Anxiety, and are pleased that the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Body (MHRA) are now able to communicate its verdict on the safety of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) and newer antidepressant drugs for adults.
Dec 7, 2004 - 6:04:00 AM

Health : Mental Health : Depression
Internet therapy for depression
Little is known about the effectiveness of educational interventions for reducing the stigma associated with depression. A new study from Australia has found that the internet can offer an opportunity for people with depression to access programmes that reduce personal stigma.
Oct 4, 2004 - 3:40:00 PM

Health : Mental Health
Assessment following self-harm in adults
Assessment following self-harm in adults is a new report from the Council of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. It updates the College's 1994 report, The General Hospital Management of Adult Deliberate Self-Harm, modifying its recommendations in the light of developments that have occurred over the last ten years in national policies and research.
Sep 30, 2004 - 9:03:00 PM

Health : Mental Health
New council report on psychiatric services for children and adolescents with learning disabilities
The Royal College of Psychiatrists has issued a new report, Psychiatric services for children and adolescents with learning disabilities. It is a joint report between the Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Faculty of the Psychiatry of Learning Disability.
Sep 30, 2004 - 8:59:00 PM

Health : Mental Health : Depression
SSRI "addiction is a myth"
Up to two out of three people who come off modern anti-depressants suffer short-term withdrawal symptoms including dizziness, nausea and low mood. But it is impossible for anyone to become addicted to SSRIs, the Royal College of Psychiatrists heard today.
Jul 10, 2004 - 10:51:00 PM

Health : Mental Health
Campaign Launched To Help Carers of People with Mental Health Problems and Learning Disabilities
Carers are the ‘invisible army’ that supports millions of relatives and friends who cannot look after themselves.
There are an estimated 6 million carers in the UK

Jan 14, 2004 - 12:14:00 AM

Health : Mental Health
The Nature of Panic – a walk though fear in pictures & words
A panic attack is a sudden rush of fear that comes out of the blue, often with no apparent trigger. Panic attacks are not uncommon: estimates range from one in four to one in 10 of us being affected at some time, with some developing chronic panic disorder. Fear of fear, apprehension about this apparently incomprehensible experience, can become crippling.
Jan 10, 2004 - 11:17:00 PM

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