Weight in midlife may affect onset of Alzheimer’s

September 2, 2015

How much you weigh at age 50 could be a factor in the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, according to new research. The study, published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, found that in cognitively normal adults who later go on to develop Alzheimer’s, being overweight in midlife – defined as age 50 – seems to accelerate […]

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73% of insomniacs cured after 1-hour therapy session

June 2, 2015

A simple one-hour therapy session has helped to cure 73% of people suffering from acute insomnia, according to a new study from Northumbria University released today. In the first ever study to attempt to treat insomnia in the acute phase – before it becomes chronic – researchers found that almost three-quarters of participants saw improvements […]

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Happy Mothers Day

May 10, 2015
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Children’s sleep and mental health are related

May 7, 2015

Toddlers who take a long time to fall asleep or wake up many times during the night have put many a desperate mom and dad to the test. Tired parents are often told that night waking is part of toddlerhood, and that it will soon pass on its own, but this is not the case […]

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Supporting Mindfulness

May 5, 2015

We live in a world filled with material wealth, live longer and healthier lives, and yet anxiety, stress, unhappiness, and depression have never been more common. What are the driving forces behind these interlinked global epidemics? In this series, Professor Mark Williams (Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow at Oxford University) and Dr Danny Penman discuss […]

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Can your I-Phone help preventing a relapse of depression?

April 28, 2015

A controlled trial published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics reports on a new modality of performing relapse prevention in depression. Internet-based cognitive therapy with monitoring via text messages (mobile CT), in addition to treatment as usual , might offer a cost-effective way to treat recurrent depression. Kok et al. conducted a study […]

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Happy Earth Day

April 22, 2015
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The mindful way through depression: Zindel Segal

March 3, 2015

A growing body of research is pointing to an intervention that appear to prevent relapse by altering thought patterns without side effects : Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy or MCBT ᔥᔥ TED

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