Pratiwi Assandi

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The Rise of the Internet-Addiction Industry

Treatment centers are opening across the U.S., but mental-health experts still disagree on whether excessive time on the web qualifies as a disorder.<p>Recovery starts with detox and support groups. Or with workers in hazmat suits sealing away your electronic devices in containers marked “biohazard.” …

Mental Health

The Craving Brain: Neuroscience of Uncontrollable Urges

Neuroscience

Loving and losing an addict

<b>(CNN) —</b> Years ago, I learned that two of my sons were addicted to drugs. My life fell apart. I felt isolated, desperate and burdened by an unbearable heartache. I was suffering, and so were my relationships. But I knew I wasn't alone.<p>In response to my own grief, I created The Addict's Mom in 2008, …

College Students' Internet Addiction Has Mixed Effects on Families

There’s good news and bad news for college students who are addicted to the Internet, according to a new study.<p>On one hand, the Internet helps keep …

Mental Health

Addiction is a brain disorder, not a moral failing, says Surgeon General

It’s a necessary shift in how we perceive substance abuse disorders<p>US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy wants Americans to see addiction as a brain disorder instead of a moral failing.<p>In a new report released today, Murthy writes that, though substance abuse disorders are a public health crisis, many …

Brain, Mind, Body And The Disease Of Addiction

The standard definition of drug or alcohol addiction is that it's a chronic, incurable disease of the brain.<p>In a comprehensive report on the topic, published last month, the surgeon general gives this familiar definition a more positive spin. He eschews the "cure" word and focuses instead on the …

Consciousness

There’s a very deep reason why you can’t kick that bad habit

Chances are, you’re still doing whatever bad habit you tried to quit for last new year’s resolution. The months and years go by and, perhaps your job or relationships change, but your routines and behavior likely stay overwhelmingly the same. That’s because the vast majority of our actions aren’t …

The Many Faces and Phases of Addictive Behaviors

Humans have been using drugs, alcohol, tobacco, excess food and other substances for centuries. When taken to extreme levels, such behaviors can adversely affect physical health, emotional well-being, relationships, work, school, finances and future goals.<p>In recent years, excessive use of screens, …

​New Study Reveals Link Between Video Games and Unemployment

Out of a job? Gaming may be to blame<p>Video games have been blamed for everything from obesity to not wanting to take out the trash, but a preliminary report has found gaming is strongly linked with one important social problem: Unemployment in young men.<p>The report, which comes courtesy of experts at …

Research

Tencent imposes daily gaming limits to curb addiction among minors

Chinese internet giant will limit the amount of time minors can play Honor of Kings, the world’s highest-grossing mobile game<p>Tencent announced this week that it will limit the amount of time children can play the role-playing mobile game <i>Honor of Kings</i>, amid concerns that some kids were becoming …

How I Disconnected from the Digital World to Regain Control of My Life

Our smartphones are never far away from our fingertips and in this digital world most of us couldn’t function without them. So how often do you use …

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD): Symptoms, Diagnosis And Treatment Explained

'The symptoms become frustrating and may lead to total avoidance of anxiety provoking situations or cues.'<p>Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) affects …

Everyone Needs To Stop Saying These Things To People Who Are ‘Sad’

Every year, the World Health Organization (WHO) marks April 7 as World Health Day. This year’s theme is “Depression: Let’s Talk”.<p>The word …

Flying Soon? This Is the Only Packing Checklist You'll Ever Need

<i>When it comes to traveling, Hitha Palepu knows the journey is just as important as the destination—and packing is always the first step. As a former</i> …

Backpacking

Are you emotionally intelligent? It's a big plus

<b>Q: Why does it always seem there is one person at work who just doesn’t get it? No matter where I work, big office or small, there always seems to be someone who is either loud, obnoxious, rude, boorish, clueless – or all of the above! Why do bosses hire people like this?</b> — <b>Amanda</b><p><b>A:</b> It does seem …

Want to Raise Kids with Integrity? Always Do This | Inc.com

We're all born imitators.<p>One of the reasons a baby learns to smile so young is that the parents are always smiling. We mimic what we see and hear. In some cases, what we see and hear isn't so great.<p>When my kids were little, I used to grumble and complain a fair amount. And, by "a fair amount" I …

Family Vacations Have Long-Lasting Impact on Kids' Happiness

According to experts, trips with the fam are the gift that keeps on giving.<p>We just returned from a magical four-day trip to New Orleans with our kids. The days were filled with music, laughter, exploration, and sun, which made coming back to Philly during the dead of winter all the more depressing. …

Parenting

The Science of the Rorschach Blots

When the psychiatrist Hermann Rorschach blotted ink onto paper to produce a series of abstract patterns, could he have known that nearly 100 years …

How to Talk to Your Children to Discourage Stereotypes

How can modern parents raise the next generation to be free from corrosive gender and racial stereotypes? By the time children start elementary …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Amanda Seyfried opens up about mental illness

Amanda Seyfried is getting candid about living with obsessive-compulsive disorder and the stigmas that go along with seeking help for mental health …

Depression

Pokemon Go Reportedly Helping People's Mental Health, Depression

Pokémon Go is a new mobile game app that is based on the popular Pokémon game that was created in 1995. It uses a person’s smartphone camera and GPS …

Mental Health

Instant Ramen Is Cheap, But Probably Pretty Bad For Your Health

Instant ramen is a staple of many a kitchen cupboards. It’s easy to prepare, fills you up, and is, well, instant. A new study has linked obesity and metabolic syndrome in South Korea women with a diet heavy on high-processed junk foods (including instant ramen noodles). It’s important to remember …

Holistic Medicine

Train your heartbeat to help the brain cope with stress

Most people engaged in competitive sports such as golf and tennis have experienced soundly beating an opponent with apparent ease, only to be crushed …

Research suggests common blood cancer could be prevented before it develops - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Researchers from the University of Birmingham and hospitals across the West Midlands have revealed how a common symptomless condition can develop …

10 Bedtime Hacks That'll Help You Lose a LOT of Weight

Would you envy someone who consumes a good amount of calories during the day and wakes up losing weight?<p>We know, we would...<p>The guilt of mindless …

Radiologists Take On Bigger Role in Diagnosing

The doctors who interpret imaging scans have begun working more closely with physicians who make medical decisions for patients at NYU Langone Medical Center<p>One of the top radiology departments in the country is trying a simple but unusual arrangement: Radiologists play an active role in helping to …

Medicine

Thanks to a typhoon, the internet learned the best way of drinking bubble tea

Before the super typhoon Nepartak hit Taiwan last week, people on the internet had been betting whether Taiwan’s Taoyuan International Airport would flood again. They didn’t bet with money, but with a popular Taiwanese beverage: bubble tea.<p>Lai Wei-Da(賴韋達), a regular Facebook user, posted a giveaway …