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One-Third Of Patients Who Seek Plastic Surgery Have Symptoms Of Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Moderate to severe symptoms of body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), or excessive concern about appearance that interferes with daily life, are found in 33 percent of patients seeking plastic surgery to improve the appearance of their nose, reports a study in the August issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American […]

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Neuroimaging Helps To Illuminate The Secret To Successful Aging

Whether we choose to accept or fight it, the fact is that we will all age, but will we do so successfully? Aging successfully has been linked with the “positivity effect”, a biased tendency towards and preference for positive, emotionally gratifying experiences. New research published in Biological Psychiatry now explains how and when this effect […]

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Emotional Stability, Extraversion, Conscientiousness And A Sense Of Mastery Are Important Predictors Of Self-Esteem

Self-esteem increases during adolescence, then slows in young adulthood, but contrary to popular belief, there is no significant difference between men’s and women’s self-esteem during either of those life phases, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. The publisher made the full-text study available for an unknown length of time; check the end […]

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Complex Bi-Directional Interactions Between Stress And Alcohol Use Are Revealed

Acute stress is thought to precipitate alcohol drinking. Yet the ways that acute stress can increase alcohol consumption are unclear. A new study investigated whether different phases of response to an acute stressor can alter the subjective effects of alcohol. Findings indicate bi-directional relationships between alcohol and stress. Results will be published in the October […]

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Suicide And Homicide Rates In Mental Health Patients Revealed

Suicide rates among people with mental illness in England and Wales have fallen over the last decade, latest figures show. The 2011 Annual Report was published by The University of Manchester’s National Confidential Inquiry (NCI) into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness. A full-text version of this report is available for free. Check […]

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Omega-3 Fish Oil Reduces Anxiety And Inflammation In Healthy Students

A new study gauging the impact of consuming more fish oil showed a marked reduction both in inflammation and, surprisingly, in anxiety among a cohort of healthy young people. The findings suggest that if young participants can get such improvements from specific dietary supplements, then the elderly and people at high risk for certain diseases […]

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The Long Term Medically Ill Display Resilience And Mental Well-Being

People who have a long term debilitating physical illness demonstrate mental resilience according to Understanding Society, the world’s largest longitudinal household study. The first findings reveal that people diagnosed with cancer, diabetes, respiratory or cardiovascular disease report similar mental health scores to those without physical illness.  The first book of these findings is published online […]

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