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superman pose

Is there any psychological benefit to the superman pose?

Can the superman pose really affects confidence and behaviour, as implied in popular culture? Scientists, working in an international collaboration, have the answer.
emotional cities

eMOTIONAL Cities: Mapping cities through the senses of who make them

Funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Framework Programme, eMOTIONAL Cities is a 48-month project, with a total budget of nearly €5 million, that is designed to fully characterise the intensity and complexity of urban health challenges and inequalities.
adhd in women, depression and anxiety

What are four signs of ADHD in women?

ADHD in women can often present differently from ADHD in men – knowing the signs can help with common symptoms like inattentiveness, depression and anxiety.
loneliness during COVID

Loneliness during COVID increased by 5% across Global North

The meta-analysis, looking at loneliness during COVID in North America and Europe, finds that "the pandemic does appear to have increased loneliness" - so, how bad is it?
ethnic diversity, mental health

Research on nature and mental health lacks ethnic diversity

Evidential proof shows that nature helps mental health – but most research focuses on white people, missing crucial ethnic diversity data.
social media breaks, depression

Seven-day social media break can reduce depression and anxiety

While the negative side effects of scrolling through social media are well-known, social media breaks have been proven to change mental health outcomes.
student loan repayment, mental health

Does student loan repayment have negative health consequences?

Student loan repayment can heighten cardiovascular illness risk for middle-aged adults in the US, as mental health worsens with greater debt.
biology of fear, KNT-127

Scientists invent drug that stops the biology of fear

Tokyo researchers reveal how the biology of fear works - potentially changing how PTSD and anxiety are treated in future.
loneliness and depression, mental health impact

Loneliness and depression highest in older women during pandemic

Data from 50,000 Canadians finds that loneliness and depression were highest in women aged between 65 to 74, with two-thirds feeling separated from their family.
tiktok algorithm, mental health risk

TikTok algorithm harms mental health via “unrealistic beauty standards”

A study analyses adolescent opinions on the mental health benefits and risks of the TikTok algorithm, like "excessive use" and "unrealistic beauty standards".
depression treatment, socioeconomic factors

Depression treatment less likely to work for non-white patients

The University of Cincinnati found that depression treatment is more likely to work for patients who are employed, or have a degree.
adults with adhd, mental health

42% of adults with ADHD have “excellent” mental health

Adults with ADHD are shown to flourish when they are married, physically active, and free from chronic pain and other mental health issues.
psilocybin microdosing, depression

Can people alleviate depression with psilocybin microdosing?

Psychedelic use has been found to have positive effects on mental disorders – now, psilocybin microdosing shows hope for relieving depression.
meaningful activities, loneliness

Loneliness can be tackled by finding the ‘flow’ in meaningful activities

Researchers suggest that to combat loneliness, finding activities with the ‘flow’ – engaging deeply in meaningful activities – can increase leisure and reduce loneliness.
employee mental health

Ten ways to protect employee mental health during a global crisis

The last two years created psychological strain, with the pandemic sparking feelings of uncertainty about both professional and personal futures - creating issues for employee mental health.
gut microbiome and personality, fatigue

The gut microbiome and personality: Can food change who you are?

'You are what you eat' has never rung so true, as researchers uncover links between the gut microbiome and personality traits - so, can nutrition change our psychology? 
attribution of consciousness, psychedelic drugs

Can psychedelic drugs provide insights to the attribution of consciousness?

Psychedelic drugs have recently been used to treat mental health disorders – now scientists find they can also provide better understanding into the attribution of consciousness.
Social media use effects, life satisfaction

Boys and girls feel negative effects of social media, at different ages

Girls experience social media use effects often at 11-13, whereas boys experience this later at 14-15 – adolescents who use social media more have a lower life satisfaction.
young people's mental health, covid-19

No time to lose: Protecting young people’s mental health

Here, Mental Health Europe call for a crucial overhaul in European support for young people’s mental health through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
dementia day care, dementia day care

The importance of dementia day care services during COVID-19

Professor Timothy Kwok, Director of the Jockey Club Centre for Positive Ageing, and Research Manager Ms Bel Wong, explain the necessity of dementia day care services during the pandemic.

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