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Tom Andrews BSc

Tom Andrews BSc is the founder of MentalWellnessToday.com and serves as its editor-in-chief. He devotes his time to psychology and mental health research and also enjoys climbing, hiking, and team sports. Tom is a contributor to several other highly regarded health magazines and blogs.

How the brain responds when our beliefs are challenged

How the brain responds when our beliefs are challenged

By on June 7, 2017 in Psychology Research with 0 Comments

This chart shows how likely people are to change their beliefs, with 0 being the least. Source: ‘Neural correlates of maintaining one’s political beliefs in the face of counterevidence’ (USC/Nature) A recent study suggests that people do indeed hold onto political views more stubbornly than other beliefs, even when presented with information to the contrary. […]

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Struggling to stick with exercise? A change in mindset might be needed

Struggling to stick with exercise? A change in mindset might be needed

By on June 7, 2017 in Psychology Research with 0 Comments

New research published in the peer-reviewed journal BMC Public Health suggests that a shift in mindset may be the secret to maintaining a consistent exercise schedule. The problem is an all too common one: you’ve read the headlines imploring you to be more physically active, and you mentally prepare yourself for a new exercise kick. […]

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Cannabis compound may offer hope to schizophrenia sufferers

Cannabis compound may offer hope to schizophrenia sufferers

By on June 5, 2017 in Mental Health with 0 Comments

A promising trial has identified a possible new schizophrenia treatment, by testing the effects of cannabidiol (CBD) on rats. The results of the study suggest CBD may have a beneficial effect on the cognitive impairment and social withdrawal commonly associated with schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is believed to affect around 1.1% of the adult population globally. Many […]

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