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An app to treat depression, anxiety

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Proper mental health advice can be one of the hardest thing to get. Two things that often makes it difficult are: opening up to others might take time and it needs to be timely.  Mental health should be a concern for all of us, rather than only for those who …

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Negative experiences on Facebook increase depression risks

Facebook and depression

We know the effects of social media, especially Facebook, on teens and how it has an effect on their mental well-being. There is scientific evidence that suggests these platforms have an effect on our social-esteem, biology and overall psyche. Now, public health researchers report that teens who have negative experiences on …

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Study links video game addiction to ADHD

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Video game addiction is associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder, and depression, a study has found. Cecilie Schou Andreassen, doctor of psychology and clinical psychologist specialist at Department of Psychosocial Science, University of Bergen (UiB), carried out the study with more than 20, 000 participants. “Excessively engaging in gaming …

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Social media and its influence on teens

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Over the last few weeks, we’ve been churning out articles on psychology studies pertaining to social media. This post is essentially aimed at aggregating all the studies and the results and to find out the bigger picture — understanding the different forces at play, the driving factors and positive and …

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Treating depression among young adults

Loneliness, sadness and depression. Photo: Flickr/Guilherme Yagui

We’ve all been through bouts of depression at some point in our lives. Sometimes, there’s no reason for it at all, we just lose it and get bogged down and it persists for sometime before ‘normalcy’ returns. For some, this cycle is frequent and for others it seems a lot …

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