Yoga can help relieve depressive symptoms

29 May 2012
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A new study published in the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry shows that a yoga meditation program could reduce depression symptoms and boost mental health. The study also showed that the changes can also be seen at a cellular level. Read the full article here.

New James Bond Viral Video

25 May 2012
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Interesting choice for the new James Bond, the trailer shows a psychologist testing Mr Bond with the Jung Word Association Test.

Video of the day: Child narrative therapy

25 May 2012
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Here is a good example of how to start a session with a child in narrative therapy. Steve Madigan is a famous narrative therapist who works in the US.

Video of the day: narrative therapy

24 May 2012
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This video presents some of the ideas in narrative therapy and gives some examples of the techniques used in therapy.

Using rap to treat posttraumatic stress

23 May 2012
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An Iraq war veteran who suffers from posttraumatic stress disorder is using rap to help him overcome his symptoms. It seems that one in six war veterans suffer from PTSD. The use of music has proved to be an alternative way of helping him. Dunson raps about his life: “What’s wrong with me? Got PTSD. These pills ain’t working, man, I still can’t think.” Read more here.

Parents’ financial instability also affects children

19 May 2012
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Dr Drew McWilliams Chief Operating Officer at Morrison Child and Family Service has recently suggest in an article to the Huffington Post that financial uncertainties (mortgage payments, unemployment, etc.) are alos affecting. Sinice the sub-prime financial crisis she has noticed an increase in cases of posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression among children of families who are struggling financially. Read the article here.

The Milgram experiment: obidience to authority

18 May 2012
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It is sometimes presented as one of the most controversial experiment in social psychology, but Milgram’s study of obedience to authority remains one the most original contribution to the understanding of human relations and our relationship to power. In 2009, the experiment was replicated for a BBC documentary. If you have never seen it, it’s worth watch the video..

Can sugar make you stupid?

17 May 2012
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A recent study by researchers at the University of California in Los Angeles, have demonstrated that a high fructose diet affect rats memory and cognitive abilities. They add however that daily intake of omega-3 fatty acids can counteract that effect. You can read the full article here.

Children loosing weight thanks to social media

16 May 2012
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A new social networking website, weigh2rock.com, helps children to loose weight effectively. The website reports that children using the site have in average lost around 7 pounds (3.2 kilos). Read more here.

Birthday influences risk of developing mental health

15 May 2012
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A large study by researcher Sreeram Ramagopalan, an epidemiologist at Queen Mary University of London, seems to indicate that the season in which a baby is born apparently influences the risk of developing mental disorders later in life. Read the article here.

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