Posts Tagged ‘Mental Health’

Relentless Optimism Linked to Faulty Frontal Lobe Function

By Rebecca Jones

 

Ever wonder why someone will continue to see the glass half full regardless of the overwhelming evidence to the contrary? According to new research conducted by the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging a fault in the function of the frontal lobe of the brain could be to blame.

 

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10 Things Everyone Should Know About Suicide and Depression

Depression is one of the most common illnesses affecting Americans; nearly 400,000 attempt suicide each year and 34,000 succeed. In fact suicide kills more people worldwide than war, accidents and homicides combined. ┬áDespite this fact, it is still a topic for which our misunderstanding is matched only by our reluctance to talk about it. Here are ten things everyone should know about the dangers of suicide and depression. (more…)