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Compulsive Buying

Do you frequently have an irresistible urge to buy more than you can afford to the point where shopping takes up so much time it interferes with daily living? Compulsive buying, like other addictions can occur to counteract feelings of low self-esteem, depression or unhappiness with life situations. Cognitive Behaivour Therapy and building self-esteem can […]

Sleep and AHDH

Targeting sleep and anxiety problems in children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) may improve their symptoms and outcomes, a psychology expert told the APS Congress, held in Melbourne, 13-16 September 2016. Dr Emma Sciberras, a clinical psychologist senior lecturer in psychology at Deakin University and honorary research fellow at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute […]

Thriving In The Digital Age

Thriving in the digital age requires making the most of our ability to connect but avoiding overload, according to the Australian Psychological Society, which has released tips for evading the pitfalls of the online world for Psychology Week 2017. “Social media has become a really important means of communicating and is basically integral to most […]

Sleep and Learning in Adolescents

Adolescents are sleeping less then 20 years ago even though sleep needs remain just as vital to health and well-being for teenagers as when they were younger. It turns out that many teenagers actually may need more sleep than in previous years. However, for many teenagers, social pressures and screen time conspire against getting the […]