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How to embrace empty nest syndrome

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Having your children leave home can be hard, even heartbreaking. Research has found that the ‘Empty Nesters Syndrome’ phenomenon can provoke identity crisis and feelings of severe loss for parents. What if though, this new reality provided better opportunities for parents?

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What causes Alzheimer’s disease? What we know, don’t know and suspect

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Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, which is an umbrella term used to describe general loss of memory, thinking skills and other day-to-day functions (such as cooking, paying bills, cleaning and even dressing). Yen Ying Lim and Rachel Buckley take a look at what causes it and how it can affect those of all ages.

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Are you a perfectionist?

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Striving for precision may seem like a desirable trait, but research suggests extreme perfectionism is a risk factor for depression, anxiety and eating disorders.

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Why bad moods are good for you: the surprising benefits of sadness

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Feeling sad now and again is not only normal, but has many psychological benefits, writes Joseph Paul Forgas.

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How you can prevent Alzheimer’s

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Alzheimer’s doesn’t have to be your brain’s destiny, says neuroscientist and author of “Still Alice,” Lisa Genova. She shares the latest science investigating the disease — and some promising research on what each of us can do to build an Alzheimer’s-resistant brain, listen now.

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Ultrasound holds promise for Alzheimer’s

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Australian researchers say they have made a promising step in the future treatment of Alzheimer’s disease after discovering ultrasound can effectively and safely deliver drugs to the damaged brain.

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PTSD treatment for war vets should include the physical

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The mind and body are intimately linked, which is why there needs to be a change in the way post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is treated, say Australian researchers.

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Social media: The new frontier in mental health

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Social media is often deemed to present a carefully curated version of our lives. But according to Professor Helen Christensen, Director and Chief Scientist at the Black Dog Institute and leader of the Digital Dog research group, it might tell us more than we think when it comes to our mental health.

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Nine tips about panic attacks

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Panic attacks can be unpredictable and debilitating. Associate Professor Vijaya Manicavasagar shares nine tips to understand this frightening experience.

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What helps children with ADHD?

ADHD

As grandparents, you aren’t immune to dealing with children suffering from ADHD and any support you can lend to your own children is invaluable.  Dr Emma Sciberras explains some simple psychological strategies to show parents and grandparents and other teachers and carers how to support children and teens with ADHD to ensure they thrive. Hyperactivity, impulsivity and difficulty concentrating

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