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NIH study sheds light on how to reset the addicted brain

News Release<p>Wednesday, April 3, 2013<p>Research suggests that targeted stimulation of the brain’s prefrontal cortex is a promising treatment for …

Neuroscience

Access to nature reduces depression and obesity, finds European study

Trees and green spaces are unrecognised healers offering benefits from increases in mental wellbeing to allergy reductions, says report<p>People living close to trees and green spaces are less likely to be obese, inactive, or dependent on anti-depressants, according to a new report.<p>Middle-aged …

Health

Playing video games may help treat depression

Researchers at the University of California Davis are using video games and brain training applications to treat depression.

Game Development

reminder apps to find the best

It’s got drug-interaction warnings, and even—get this—videos that offer drug and dosage information. “This is Tamsulosin,” a doctor-looking guy says …

David Pogue

Port Authority eyeing harness-equipped cops on GWB

At least one Emergency Service Unit tandem — two cops equipped with harnesses — would be permanently stationed on the George Washington Bridge to …

Policing
Facebook

Blue Monday 2017 could be bluest ever, says expert behind equation

Blue Monday could be most depressing ever because of celebrity deaths, anxiety over Brexit, and fears about a Donald Trump presidency in the US, the expert who coined the phrase has warned.<p>In 2005 Dr Cliff Arnall, formerly of Cardiff University, came up with a light-hearted formula for predicting …

Depression

Ask Carrie Fisher: I'm bipolar – how do you feel at peace with mental illness?

Living with mental illness is tough, Fisher says, and that’s why it’s important to find a community to share experiences and find comfort in the similarities<p><i>Dear Carrie,</i><p><i>As another person with bipolar disorder, I really admire the way that you have spoken candidly about your own mental health and</i> …

Mental Health

Dentsu chief Ishii resigns amid mounting pressure over employee's suicide

Dentsu Inc. President Tadashi Ishii said he will step down in January to take responsibility for the overwork-related suicide of a 24-year-old …

Employment Law

Your social media addiction is giving you depression

Jason Zook started every morning by scrolling through Twitter, Instagram, Vine, his blog and Facebook. It started to have an effect on the …

How to Beat Procrastination

Procrastination comes in many disguises. We might resolve to tackle a task, but find endless reasons to defer it. We might prioritize things we can readily tick off our to-do list—answering emails, say—while leaving the big, complex stuff untouched for another day. We can look and feel busy, while …

Procrastination

Stop Sharing News That Trans Teen Suicides Spiked Post-Election—It's Not Just Wrong, But Dangerous to LGBT Youth

Calls to mental health and suicide hotlines spiked this week after Donald Trump was elected president, according to four major crisis-prevention …

LGBTQ

Paralysed people could walk again instantly after scientists prove brain implant works in primates

Paralysed people could walk again instantly after scientists developed a brain implant which turns thought into electrical signals in the spine so that lost feeling can be restored after injury.<p>Currently people who break their backs or suffer a spinal trauma are unable to stand or move even though …

The Brain

Doctor grows new ear on a man's ARM to restore his hearing after he lost the organ in a horrific accident

• <b>Mr Ji, from China, lost his right ear in a traffic accident one year ago</b>• <b><br>He yearned to have the organ back because life had been 'inconvenient'</b>• <b><br>A</b> …

More Evidence Linking ADHD to Comorbid Conditions

A study from researchers in New Zealand has added weight to the idea that people with ADHD are significantly more likely to have other mental health …

Birdsong

Another side of Dog Lake

Japanese suicide pensioner blows himself up in park, injures three others: NHK

TOKYO (Reuters) - A 72 year-old retired soldier blew himself up in a park in the Japanese city of Utsunomiya, killing himself and injuring three …

Japan

Depression-Busting Exercise Tips For People Too Depressed To Exercise

What to do when you want to move your body, but your brain won’t let you.<p>I f you’ve struggled with depression at any point in your life, you’ve …

Michelle Obama

At a Loss for Meds, Venezuela’s Mentally Ill Spiral Downward

MARACAY, Venezuela — The voices tormenting Accel Simeone kept getting louder.<p>The country’s last supplies of antipsychotic medication were vanishing, and Mr. Simeone had gone weeks without the drug that controls his schizophrenia.<p>Reality was disintegrating with each passing day. The sounds in his …

Venezuela

Young women at staggeringly high risk of anxiety and depression

<b>There’s been a huge spike in the number of young women suffering from mental health problems, a major health report has found.</b><p>According to the latest …

Depression

Facebook in privacy fail as psychiatrist's patients are recommended to become friends with each other

• <b>The psychiatrist first became aware of this problem when Facebook had begun recommending her own patients to her as potential friends</b>• <b><br>She thinks</b> …

Japan confronts disability stigma after silence over victims’ names:The Asahi Shimbun

The stabbing deaths of 19 disabled people in their sleep last July and the silence surrounding their identities are forcing Japan to grapple with its …

What the Girl Hiding Her Major Depressive Disorder Needs You to Know

If you ask her how she is doing, she will say she is good and do it with a smile. If you start a conversation with her, she will engage with you and …

Is Pokémon Go helping prevent deaths at one of Japan's most notorious suicide spots?

The intriguing story is making news around the country.<p>While local and international media outlets have been quick to warn us of the dangers, deaths …

Pokémon

'Sleep switch' in brain discovered by Oxford in breakthrough which could lead to better sleeping pills

A pill to help insomniacs drop off instantly could be developed after scientists discovered the brain switch which triggers sleep.<p>Dubbed ‘Sandman’ the switch is triggered by falling levels of the chemical dopamine which is known to keep people awake.<p>Scientists at Oxford University have been trying …

The Brain

It doesn't just make you grouchy: Poor sleep 'also makes you more FORGETFUL'

GETTYResearch suggests that 25% of those who spend less than five hours asleep are more forgetful<p>A study of more than 1,000 UK adults showed that 25 …

Bedtime Stories