Psychology and Mental Health News

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4/24/2017
Kids Face Their Own Death Risks When a Sibling Dies

Chance of death is greatest in year after the loss of a brother or sister, researchers report

4/24/2017
Love Chocolate? Potato Chips? Your Genes Might Be to Blame

Study findings may someday lead to more individualized diet advice, researcher says

4/20/2017
Nursing Home Program Offers Alternatives to Antipsychotic Drugs

New method helped quell undesirable behavior by recognizing dementia patients' unmet needs

4/20/2017
Money Spent on Teen Health a Good Global Investment

Improving the lives of children around the world would reap huge returns, study says

4/20/2017
Study Cites Factors Linked to Suicide in the Young

Researchers say interventions should come earlier in life for disadvantaged children

4/19/2017
A 'Brainwave' to Help Fight PTSD

Study is preliminary, but suggests an acoustic 'feedback' technology might help some patients

4/18/2017
Marriage Could Bring Health Bonus to Older Same-Sex Couples

Survey found those who'd exchanged vows were better off physically and mentally than their single peers

4/17/2017
Seniors' Well-Being May Get a Boost From Green Spaces

Small study detects positive brain changes from urban oases

4/17/2017
Just 1 in 5 Mentally Ill Women Gets Cervical Cancer Screenings

Rates of the disease tend to be higher in this group, researcher says

4/17/2017
Anxious? Distressed? You're Not Alone

And about 1 in 10 Americans who need mental health care don't have the insurance coverage, study finds

4/14/2017
Seniors' Brain Changes Could Make Them Vulnerable to Scams

Researchers hope to some day be able to identify who's at risk before they're financially victimized

4/13/2017
Another Downside to Unemployment: Stroke Risk?

Findings from Japan point to health benefits of job security

4/13/2017
'I'm Just Too Busy' -- Is Being Overworked the New Status Symbol?

New research suggests Americans equate harried lifestyles with higher social standing

4/10/2017
These 5 Life Skills Can Boost Your Odds of Well-Being

People with these traits more likely to be healthier, less lonely and more financially stable, study finds

4/10/2017
Past Psychiatric Ills Don't Raise Alzheimer's Risk: Study

But more recent symptoms may be part of the disease

4/7/2017
Rehab Services Lacking in States Hit Hard by Opioids

More addiction recovery programs needed in the Southeast, researchers say

4/6/2017
Family History May Magnify Your Hangover

People whose relatives have drinking problem recall day-after symptoms more clearly, study finds

4/5/2017
Hollywood Villains Are No Dermatologist's Friend

Skin specialists say on-screen creeps often have faces that equate blemishes with 'evil'

4/3/2017
Keys to Heart Disease Care: Communication and Trust

These factors linked to patients' greater use of cholesterol and blood pressure-lowering drugs

3/31/2017
Most Americans Favor Larger Health Warnings on Cigarette Packs

Even many smokers think these warnings should cover up to 75 percent of the label, researchers find

3/31/2017
Health Risks Grow as Young People Born With HIV Age

About 10,000 Americans were infected at birth, and many are now young adults with medical issues, study finds

3/30/2017
Climate Change May Cloud Americans' Mental Health: Report

Projected weather-related disasters will fuel anxiety, depression, psychologists' group warns

3/30/2017
9 Out of 10 Doctors Like Their Jobs

A new survey finds that two-thirds would recommend their profession to others

3/30/2017
A Lonely Heart Could Worsen a Cold

People who feel isolated tend to have worse symptoms, research shows

3/29/2017
Preventive Mastectomy Rates Vary by State

Among young women with early breast cancer, almost half from 5 states opt to have healthy breast removed

3/29/2017
Trauma as a Teen May Boost Depression Risk Around Menopause

Likelihood was more than twice as high, study reports

3/29/2017
3/24/2017
Many Talks on End-of-Life Wishes End in Confusion, Study Shows

Just 3 out of 10 accurately understood what their loved one wanted

3/23/2017
Older Mothers May Raise Better-Behaved Kids, Study Suggests

Tendency of moms to mellow with age may play role in children having fewer social, emotional problems

3/22/2017
Suicide Often Leaves Mental, Physical Woes in Surviving Spouse

Rates of PTSD and depression are higher, but so too are liver problems and back pain, study finds

3/22/2017
Helping Cancer Caregivers Help Themselves

Loved ones must find time to address their own needs in order help others, social workers advise

3/20/2017
Drugs for Prostate Trouble, Balding Not Linked to Suicide Risk

However, medications like Propecia, Proscar may be tied to depression, study finds

3/17/2017
'I Don't Know' May Be a Powerful Point of View

People willing to admit that they don't understand everything make better choices, research suggests

3/16/2017
'Optimal' Facelifts Do Make You Look Younger, Study Finds

Hundreds who took online survey thought women looked healthier, more attractive in 'after' photos

3/14/2017
'No One Dies Alone' Program Offers Comfort at Life's End

For patients without loved ones, volunteers fill in when death approaches

3/14/2017
Blood Test Might Someday Distinguish Early Depression, Schizophrenia

A screen is still in development stages but could be important, especially for adolescents, experts say

3/13/2017
Can Supplements Ward Off the 'Baby Blues'?

Researchers look to nutrients to offset temporary brain-chemical changes in new mothers

3/10/2017
The Secret to a Good Sex Life Is …

Affection: It's the cuddling, whispering secrets afterwards that boost contentedness, study finds

3/9/2017
Hold That Pose: Yoga May Ease Tough Depression

Study finds weekly sessions, plus deep breathing, helped ease cases when medications failed

3/8/2017
Violent Video Games May Not 'Desensitize' Players, Brain Scans Suggest

In small study, frequent players had empathetic responses similar to those who don't play much

3/6/2017
Patients Often Reject Drug-Only Psychiatric Treatment

Compliance more likely when doctors prescribe talk therapy, study finds

3/6/2017
Can Social Media Sites Leave You Socially Isolated?

More time using apps and sites like Twitter, Instagram, Facebook linked to greater sense of isolation, study suggests

3/5/2017
Longer Addiction Treatment Is Better, Study Confirms

Success rate goes up significantly when programs last more than 30 days, psychiatrist says

3/2/2017
Keep an Eye Out for Eating Disorders in Loved Ones

If you suspect someone has a problem, be careful not to shame or criticize, eating disorder expert says

3/2/2017
Could Common Insecticides Be Tied to Behavior Issues in Kids?

Study can't prove cause-and-effect, but children exposed in utero to pyrethroids had more problems

2/28/2017
Who's Top Dog When It Comes to 'Social Intelligence'? Kids or Pets?

Toddlers and pups are near equals, study suggests, with evolution favoring 'survival of the friendliest'

2/27/2017
Pediatricians Revise Guidelines for Teen Victims of Sexual Assault

Physicians need to be comfortable screening for it, offering additional help if needed

2/24/2017
Want to Win an Oscar? Study Shows How to Grab the Gold

One tip: focus on American culture, researchers say

2/23/2017
Study Links Psychiatric Disorders to Stroke Risk

Mental health woes may trigger chronic fight-or-flight response, researchers suggest

2/22/2017
Spoiler Alert! Most People Don't Want to Know the Future

Part of the concern: worry over pending unpleasant events, study found