Found 29 posts with the category "Mental Health":


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Why Do We Put Others Before Ourselves?

Self-sacrifice occurs when you put the needs of others before yours. Understand the reasons why you may engage in self-sacrifice and how this may be detrimental, putting you at risk for depression.

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Managing Your Mental Health After 3 Months (and Counting) With COVID-19

Managing anxiety, uncertainty and other negative emotions associated with the prolonged COVID-19 situation

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Facing Your Fears: How Avoidance and Panicking May Maintain Your Anxiety Instead

Avoidance is a common response to anxiety and fear. However, prolonged or excessive use of avoidance may lead to higher levels of anxiety or fear.

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Safety Behaviours and Panic Disorder

A recent research examines the different types of safety behaviours engaged by individuals experiencing panic attacks, and how it may affect treatment.

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Coping With Homesickness in a Far-away Land

Moving abroad for education and career advancement is increasingly common. However, the stress of being alone increases one's vulnerability to depression and anxiety.

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Effective Coping Methods by International Students With Homesickness and Depression

A recent research examines how international students cope with homesickness and depression when they are away from home.

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Psychological Impact of Primary to Secondary School Transition

A recent research highlighted how transiting into secondary school can be stressful for both parents and child.

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Understanding Anticipatory Grief Amongst Family Caregivers

A recent research explores the experiences of caregivers to family members with terminal cancer in their final days.

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Mental Health First Aid: Responding to Someone in Distress

Tips on how you can respond if you notice someone is struggling with a mental health issue

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Can Mental Illness Be Cured?

Does psychotherapy or treatment cure mental illnesses?

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The Effectiveness of CBT in Treating Anxiety Disorders

Review of the effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) as a treatment for anxiety disorders.

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Beliefs About the Causes of Mental Illness in Singapore

Perceptions of the Singapore population on the causes of mental illness, and attitudes towards seeking treatment.

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Overcoming the Critical Inner Voices in Your Head

Understand why you have an inner critic within you and how you can overcome self-doubt.

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Insomnia and Mental Health Issues

Treating insomnia could reduce mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, and paranoia, according to a large randomised controlled study published in The Lancet Psychiatry.

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Expectations, Sensitivity and Ability to Manage Hallucinations in Voice-hearers and Individuals Withs Schizophrenia

A new study has discovered that people who hear voices — both with and without a diagnosed psychotic illness — are more sensitive than other people to a 125-year-old experiment designed to induce hallucinations.

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Reasons and Consequences of Stopping Psychiatric Medication

A new study from researchers at UCLA found that more than half of people succeed in stopping the use of psychiatric drugs and suggests for mental health professionals to provide support when patients wish to stop psychiatric medications.

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Childhood Bullying Linked to Health Risks in Adulthood

Childhood bullying may lead to long-lasting health consequences, impacting psychosocial risk factors for cardiovascular health well into adulthood, according to a study published in Psychological Science.

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Just 10 Minutes of Meditation Helps Anxious People Have Better Focus

Just 10 minutes of daily mindful mediation can help prevent your mind from wandering and is particularly effective if you tend to have repetitive, anxious thoughts, according to a study.

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Study Links Brain Structure, Anxiety and Negative Bias in Healthy Adults

According to researchers, healthy people with a smaller inferior frontal cortex are more prone to anxiety and tend to view neutral events negatively.

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Inactivity and Screen Time Linked to Teen Depression

Low levels of physical activity combined with high recreational screen time have been linked to poor mental health of adolescents in developing countries.

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Brain Scans May Help Clinicians Choose Talk Therapy or Medication Treatment for Depression

New research reveals a new method of informing individuals recovering from major depressive disorder and clinicians in making first-line treatment choice between cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) or an antidepressant medication by defining a neuroimaging biomarker that differentially identifies the outcomes of remission and treatment failure to these interventions.

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Why Sleeping Too Much May Be Bad for Mental Health

A new study finds surprising links between dementia and those who sleep more than nine hours a night.

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OCD Patients Have Difficulty Learning When a Stimulus Is Safe

A difficulty in learning about the safety of a stimulus may contribute to problems in overcoming compulsive behavior for patients with OCD, a new study reports.

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Patients More Likely to Refuse Drug Therapy Than Psychotherapy for Mental Health

People seeking help for mental disorders are more likely to refuse or not complete the recommended treatment if it involves only psychotropic drugs, according to a review of research published by the American Psychological Association.

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High Lifetime Prevalence Rates of Mental Illnesses, According to a Study

Mental illnesses are poorly understood by the general public. As with most countries, stigma of mental illness is a deterrent to seek help in Singapore. A new Duke University study in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology highlights just how unusual it is to not have experienced a mental disorder by the time you become middle-aged.

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Sex Differences in Cognitive Regulation of Stress

Learn how men and women react differently to different types of stressors.

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Talking Therapy Changes the Brain's Wiring

New research reveals that CBT promotes changes in brain connectivity of individuals diagnosed with psychosis. These changes are associated with symptom reduction and recovery.

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What Happens When Depression and Anxiety Coincides With Minor Injury

Researchers found that people with more symptoms of depression at the time of their injury still had trouble working a year later and more frequently required bed rest due to health problems. They found connections, though less substantial, for anxiety, too.

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To Seek Help or Not: Recognizing the Early Signs of Mental Health Issues

How do you know if you should seek professional help for mental health issues? Often, failure to recognise these signs prevent early access to treatment. In this article, we discuss certain signs that you can look out for, which may flag the need to consult a mental professional.

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