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Meaningful lockdown activity is more satisfying than busyness

Meaningful lockdown activity is more satisfying than busyness

With much of the world practicing varying degrees of social distancing and lockdown, researchers have been investigating the key to happiness in isolation. New research shows people who pursue meaningful activities – things they enjoy doing – during lockdown feel more...

Exercise can improve learning and memory

Exercise can improve learning and memory

Are you plagued with a continuing case of forgetting where you’ve placed your keys? A spot of exercise could be just the answer after it was revealed how physical exercise can revitalize your brain. Queensland Brain Institute researcher Dr Tara Walker was co-lead...

Eating for Mental Wellbeing

Eating for Mental Wellbeing

Report by Binh Nguyen Members Download [download id="30959"] How often have we heard the saying that we are what we eat, with the view that the foods we eat can directly influence our state of mind and physical health? This statement may well be true for the more...

Metacognitive Beliefs in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Metacognitive Beliefs in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Metacognitive Beliefs in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Danielle Hett, Heather D. Flowe, Melanie K. T. Takarangi   Go to the download (members free) Over 80% of people in the United States have been exposed to a traumatic event (e.g., interpersonal violence, physical...

Is the low-serotonin theory of depression wrong?

Is the low-serotonin theory of depression wrong?

Is the low-serotonin theory of depression wrong?   The theory that depression is highly correlated with low levels of serotonin has dominated our approach to treating depression with SSRIs (selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors) to maintain higher levels of...