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Smile! It Might Lower Your Stress Level, Study Shows: MedlinePlus

Smile! It Might Lower Your Stress Level, Study Shows: MedlinePlus | Stress Management and Mental Health News | Scoop.it

Stressed out? Turn that frown upside down and you might just feel better, new research contends.

Researchers at the University of Kansas subjected college students to anxiety-inducing tasks and found that those who smiled through them appeared to have less stress.

The study, led by research psychologists Tara Kraft and Sarah Pressman, is scheduled for publication in an upcoming issue of Psychological Science.

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Some antidepressants work better than others – now we know why

Some antidepressants work better than others – now we know why | Stress Management and Mental Health News | Scoop.it
Three million Australians are currently living with depression or anxiety, and antidepressants are now the third most commonly prescribed class of medication in Australia, after antibiotics and cholesterol-lowering…...
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Predicting the tipping point to depression › News in Science (ABC Science)

Predicting the tipping point to depression › News in Science (ABC Science) | Stress Management and Mental Health News | Scoop.it
A study examining the onset of depression could be used to develop a smartphone-based app that alerts you when to seek help.
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A Surgical 'Cure' for Diabetes?

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Previous studies have reported the successfulness and benefits of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and other laparoscopic procedures but those studies examined the short-term and medium-term effects. A recent study published in the Annals of Surgery examined the long-term effects of bariatric surgery in obese patients with type 2 diabetes and found them to be substantial.

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A fall could be a pointer to depression - Bush Telegraph - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

A fall could be a pointer to depression - Bush Telegraph - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Stress Management and Mental Health News | Scoop.it
Getting a cut or sprain, or having a slip or fall could reveal something about your mental health.
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Suicide prevention takes more than 'treating depression'

Suicide prevention in Australia is often represented as, first and foremost, about recognising and getting help and treatment for depression.
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Want to boost your memory and mood? Take a nap, but keep it short

We’re told to have power naps to keep us safe on the road and improve our alertness if we’ve had insufficient sleep. They even help our surgeons stay awake during long shifts.
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Negativity daily, mental problems tomorrow? - News

Negativity daily, mental problems tomorrow? - News | Stress Management and Mental Health News | Scoop.it
Our emotional responses to the stresses of daily life may predict our long-term mental health, according to a study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.
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Media multi-tasking linked to depression › News in Science (ABC Science)

Media multi-tasking linked to depression › News in Science (ABC Science) | Stress Management and Mental Health News | Scoop.it
People who media multi-task are more likely to report feeling depressed or anxious, a new study has found.
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Treating depression ethically requires more than drugs

Treating depression ethically requires more than drugs | Stress Management and Mental Health News | Scoop.it
Spot the problem in this scenario. Richard* is stressed. While he’s a high-flyer (a Rhodes Scholar no less), he’s under the pump at work and has just moved his family across nations.
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AM - Link between disrupted sleep and bad memory 29/01/2013

A study of older peoples minds has found a relationship between an ageing brain memory and a good nights sleep A study published in the journal Nature Neuroscience has found disruptions in sleep a
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Why prolonged grief should be listed as a mental disorder

Why prolonged grief should be listed as a mental disorder | Stress Management and Mental Health News | Scoop.it
MATTERS OF THE MIND – a series which examines the clinician’s bible for diagnosing mental disorders, the DSM, and the controversy surrounding the forthcoming fifth edition.Grief is one of the most universal…...
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Being depressed is so, well, depressing – Opinion – ABC Ramp Up (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Being depressed is so, well, depressing – Opinion – ABC Ramp Up (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Stress Management and Mental Health News | Scoop.it

A new survey shows people think those with depression should be left alone, should snap out of it and should push on. What they really need is a hug, writes Ben Pobjie.

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Reaching Out to Help – The First Step in Suicide Prevention

On World Suicide Prevention Day, Minister for Indigenous Health, Warren Snowdon, encouraged Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to learn and look for the warning signs of suicide and to ask their friends and family if they need help.
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Feeling anxious? There could soon be an app for that

Feeling anxious? There could soon be an app for that | Stress Management and Mental Health News | Scoop.it
Cognitive bias modification is a new approach to treating emotional problems. It holds considerable promise for the remote delivery of mental health interventions.
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The World Today - Blackdog uses web to tackle high suicide rate 10/09/2013

The World Today - Blackdog uses web to tackle high suicide rate 10/09/2013 | Stress Management and Mental Health News | Scoop.it
Australia has one of the highest rates of suicide in the western world About 2 300 people take their lives each year which is comparable to the United States and Britain While mental health experts
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Explainer: what is self-harm and why do people do it?

Explainer: what is self-harm and why do people do it? | Stress Management and Mental Health News | Scoop.it
Deliberately inflicting pain or injury by cutting oneself or some other form of self-mutilation seems incomprehensible to many people.
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Depressed brains are less 'plastic' › News in Science (ABC Science)

Depressed brains are less 'plastic' › News in Science (ABC Science) | Stress Management and Mental Health News | Scoop.it
The brains of people with depression show a reduced ability to adapt to their environment, a unique study shows.
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The World Today - Australian researchers find a new way to attack mental illness 14/05/2013

The World Today - Australian researchers find a new way to attack mental illness 14/05/2013 | Stress Management and Mental Health News | Scoop.it
The accidental discovery that anti-inflammatory drugs can help treat mental illness has opened up a new way to target depression schizophrenia and bipolar disorder Researchers say it should lead to
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Alzheimer's, depression and suicide risk from concussions - The Science Show - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Alzheimer's, depression and suicide risk from concussions - The Science Show - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Stress Management and Mental Health News | Scoop.it
The brains of young sportspeople who've suffered repeated concussions resemble those of seniors with Alzheimer's disease.
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Sleep deprivation plays havoc with genes › News in Science (ABC Science)

Sleep deprivation plays havoc with genes › News in Science (ABC Science) | Stress Management and Mental Health News | Scoop.it
Sleep deprivation affects hundreds of genes involved with inflammation, immunity and cells' response to stress, British researchers have found.
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AM - UK researchers find CBT boosts depression treatment 08/12/2012

AM - UK researchers find CBT boosts depression treatment 08/12/2012 | Stress Management and Mental Health News | Scoop.it
British researchers have shown that cognitive behavioural therapy is an effective way to treat patients whove failed to respond to antidepressants They found that patients treated with CBT as well a
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Explainer: can you pay off your 'sleep debt'?

Explainer: can you pay off your 'sleep debt'? | Stress Management and Mental Health News | Scoop.it
Ever have those moments on weekends or public holidays when you wake at your usual time, then realise there’s no pressing need to get up?
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Brain scans provide new clue to bipolar risk

Brain scans provide new clue to bipolar risk | Stress Management and Mental Health News | Scoop.it
The brains of people with a family history of bipolar disorder but no symptoms react differently when shown emotive faces to those with no genetic history, a new study has found.The researchers who conducted…...
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Time to rethink mental health laws for treatment without consent

Time to rethink mental health laws for treatment without consent | Stress Management and Mental Health News | Scoop.it
Each Australian state and territory has a Mental Health Act that enables those with severe mental health problems to be detained and treated without their consent.
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A More Creative Version of Counting Sheep to Get to Sleep - Psychiatry

Sleep-onset insomnia continues to be a widespread problem. Cognitive-behavioral approaches such as stimulus control therapy and more recently developed treatments (JW Psychiatry Feb 6 2012) are quite effective, although used less often than .
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