Chances are, someone you know is struggling with depression. If this person is close to you, you probably want
to do all you can to improve the way they feel.
What, if anything, is going on? What do people think is behind this problem?
Resilience and life satisfaction seem to be inter-twined.
Research shows possible mechanisms for contagious laughter.
Individuals who keep busy, even with relatively pointless activity, tend to be happier than those who do not.
Providing treatment for clinical depression over the telephone can be almost as effective as face-to-face
Significant differences can be seen in how people from eastern and western cultures assess interpersonal situations.
Longstanding anxiety significantly
increases the risk of heart attack in men, even when other common risk factors are taken into account.
Depression increases the risk of intellectual decline in older
people and can be a predictive factor.
Recent research has shown that negative emotional memories can be
suppressed with practice, offering the possibility of new treatments for people suffering from a range of conditions
including post-traumatic stress disorder, phobias, depression, anxiety and obsessive-compulsive syndrome.
Findings suggest that where emotional control is the cultural norm (e.g. Japan) eyes are the key to
interpretation. In cultures where there is more open expression of emotion (e.g. USA) the mouth is the main focus.
Teenagers can learn to manage powerful emotions and gain insight into the processes involved.
The amount of emotional content
in television advertisements affects viewers' opinions of the product, regardless of the intended message.