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Mental Health

Online trolls abuse Robin Williams' daughter: Why they do it

2014-08-14 19:34
What makes trolls abuse others on the internet?

Recent studies could help us understand why people abuse others on the internet. Researcher Erin Buckels has some insight into why Robin Williams' daughter received photoshopped images of her dead father, causing her to leave the internet until she heals. According to Buckels, there are sadists on the internet who do it just for the joy.

Robin Williams' daughter Zelda Williams has had to endure internet abuse. According to new sources at least two people sent her photoshopped images of Robin Williams's dead body.

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Mental illness can be treated by changing memories

2014-08-14 11:13
Memories

The idea of treating mental illness by working with people to change their perceptions of their memories has surfaced as being possible. This approach to treating mental illness offers a noteworthy alternative to drug therapy, which is generally dangerous, for states of mind which may be disturbed and could possibly help anyone.

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Teens who play sports have a better shot at mental health

2014-08-04 12:09
playing sports

Natural health enthusiasts have long been aware that a healthy lifestyle promotes mental health. The ingredients of a healthy lifestyle include good nutrition, daily exercise, fresh air and sunshine, meditation, adequate rest and sleep, and as positive an attitude about life as is reasonable. Recent research shows that teens who play sports increase their chances of being mentally healthy later in life.

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Gluten Free Diet May Help Improve Cognitive Troubles

2014-07-02 21:55
Gluten Free Diet

In addition to gastrointestinal issues, another trigger for my getting tested for gluten intolerance was my difficulty in staying focused. I had started to correlate eating wheat with a very significant drop in productivity during the day. Many said it was probably in my head (no pun intended), but research is finding otherwise. For someone with celiac disease, eating gluten may actually cause a drop in brain function similar to being drunk.

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Less belief in free will lessens support for criminal punishment

2014-06-19 17:27
Belief in free will

The concepts of law and order, morality, justice, and ethics become painfully blurred when considerations of an understanding and acceptance of various aspects of neuroscientific research come into play. These considerations become even more baffling from both a criminal and civil justice perspective when we realize it is more than possible people behave in negative manners which they are capable of intellectually understanding may be undesirable and even illegal due to both genetic factors and environmental factors which may actually beyond their control.

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