Psychology and Mental Health News

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9/21/2017
Asthma Drug Tied to Nightmares, Depression

But experts stress Singulair also has lifesaving benefits

9/20/2017
Who's Likely to Fall for Fake News?

Trust the evidence, not your 'gut,' study suggests

9/19/2017
Caring for a Sick Pet Can Really Drain You

Emotional burden is steep, study shows, but vets can help owners cope

9/15/2017
Suicidal Thoughts More Common for Transgender Youth

Higher rates of depression and victimization may be why, researchers say

9/15/2017
Smoking, Poor Diet Lead Global Death Causes

But disease study of 195 areas also finds some hopeful signs with many people living longer

9/14/2017
Hurricanes' Toll on Mental Health Will Linger

Psychiatrist offers advice on coping with the aftermath

9/14/2017
5 No-Calorie Hunger Busters

Tricks to keep your appetite in check

9/13/2017
Does Mother's Mental Health Affect Pregnancy?

Having depression, panic disorder or anxiety disorder won't hurt your baby, researcher says

9/13/2017
Young Americans Lead Rise in Suicide Attempts

People with less education, greater mental woes more likely to try, researchers say

9/12/2017
Hurricanes May Have Longer-Lasting Impact on Kids

Child expert offers tips on helping youngsters recover from the storms

9/11/2017
Regular Weigh-Ins May Help Prevent College Weight Gain

Those who checked daily even lost a little bit

9/7/2017
Mom-to-Be's Antidepressants Tied to Kids' Psychiatric Woes

But study authors say findings need to be interpreted with caution

9/7/2017
Sleepless Nights Plague Many Women in Middle Age

Phases in and around menopause play a big role in insomnia, CDC study finds

9/7/2017
Can a Digital Doctor Help You Sleep?

New research says yes, and better-quality ZZZZs may help ease other mental health concerns

9/7/2017
You're Only as Full as You Expect to Be

People who ate the same amount of food were hungrier if they thought they got less food

9/1/2017
Dog Walking a Treat for Pet and Owner Alike

Study found the joy it brings is a bigger factor than wanting to exercise

8/31/2017
Eating Feeds 'Feel Good' Hormones in the Brain

Overstimulation of this system could play a role in obesity, researchers say

8/29/2017
1 in 5 Moms Mum About Post-Pregnancy Blues

Strong support networks increase chances a woman will reveal her symptoms, study says

8/28/2017
Suicide a Danger for Some Women During Pregnancy: Study

Notion this is the happiest time of life may be unrealistic

8/25/2017
Are Her Chocolate Cravings a Product of the Culture?

These premenstrual urges seem far more common among U.S. women than others, study suggests

8/24/2017
How You Think About Your Arthritis Makes a Difference

Confidence in your ability to remain active improves day-to-day life, study finds

8/23/2017
Cyberbullying Weighs Heavily on Young People

Suicide attempts more common in both bullied and bulliers

8/22/2017
Doctor-Patient Dialogue May Boost Use of Blood Pressure Drugs

Physicians in poor neighborhoods should ask about employment, relationships, study says

8/22/2017
Close Friendships in High School Make for Happier Adults

Meanwhile, popular kids may end up with more anxiety later, study suggests

8/22/2017
He Complains She Shops Too Much -- And Marriage Suffers

Study finds one spouse's views on the other's spending can bring conflict that undermines relationship

8/16/2017
Pricey Wines Can Trick Your Brain

Are you responding to cost rather than quality?

8/15/2017
This Common Email Move Could Be a Career Killer

Smiley emoji may be OK once you know someone, but not in an initial contact, study finds

8/15/2017
Givers Really Are Happier Than Takers

Even small acts of generosity trigger a brain boost, study finds

8/15/2017
Local Crime Can Put Kids on the Run

Smartphone study finds young avoid their neighborhoods when threat of danger rises

8/14/2017
Maybe That's Why It's Called Work

Tough schedules, hard physical labor and stress in the workplace are widespread, survey finds

8/11/2017
The Positive Side of Water-Cooler Gossip

How chatter can promote a better work ethic

8/11/2017
Parents of Preemies End Up Just Fine: Study

When kids are grown, quality of life is the same as for parents of babies born full-term

8/11/2017
Therapy for Kids With Autism Pays Off for Moms, Dads

Study found when parents become therapy partners, they become less depressed, learn to keep emotions in check

8/9/2017
For Cancer Patients in the ER, Delirium Linked to Poor Outcomes

Seriously confused people were more likely to be hospitalized and to die early, study finds

8/8/2017
Instagram Photos May Offer Snapshot of Mental Health

Social media posts seem to give clues to presence of depression, researchers say

8/8/2017
Can Video Game Playing Cost You Gray Matter?

Style of playing action games could impact your brain, researchers suggest

8/7/2017
'12-Step' Strategy Boosts Success of Teen Drug Abuse Program

Messages from recovering peers made an impact, study finds

8/7/2017
'Loneliness Epidemic' Called a Major Public Health Threat

Social isolation tied to increased risk for premature death, research suggests

8/3/2017
Yoga May Help Ease Depression

It's not a cure-all but has great potential, leader of an American Psychological Association panel says

8/3/2017
Doctors Who 'Fat-Shame' Patients Can Cause Real Harm

Many patients respond by avoiding needed care, psychologists warn

8/3/2017
Is Infant Drug Withdrawal Likelier When Opioids Used With Psychiatric Drugs?

Prescribing practices called into question by new study

8/1/2017
Need to Calm Down? Try Talking to Yourself

Brain scans suggest referring to yourself in third person helps keep emotions in check

7/31/2017
Netflix Series '13 Reasons Why' Sparks Uptick in Google Searches for Suicide

The news wasn't all bad, since some looked for suicide prevention, study found

7/28/2017
Too Soon to Widely Recommend Ketamine for Depression

Not enough is known about the drug's long-term effects, research review concludes

7/28/2017
Just Thinking You're Less Active May Shorten Your Life

Study suggests that even when people weren't really more sedentary, their risk of early death rose

7/28/2017
Are You Eating for the Wrong Reasons?

Getting over an overeating habit

7/26/2017
Can Suicide Tries Spread Among Soldiers?

Increased risk seen within Army unit if another member had tried to take own life in previous year

7/21/2017
Nearly 1 in 5 U.S. Adults Has Mental Illness or Drug Problem

New Jersey is the mentally healthiest state, report finds

7/18/2017
Women Driven to Be Thinner When Husband Is Hot

But study finds the dynamic doesn't work the other way around

7/18/2017
Many People Can't Spot a Faked Photo, Study Finds

Participants only did slightly better than chance when identifying altered images