Psychology and Mental Health News

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2/20/2017
Same-Sex Marriage Laws Tied to Fewer Teen Suicides

Perceived acceptance may benefit gay, lesbian and bisexual teens, study suggests

2/17/2017
Docs More Likely to Prescribe Antibiotics If Patients Expect Them

Study found physicians might even give the drugs if they didn't suspect a bacterial infection

2/13/2017
The 'Selfie' Paradox

People love their own, but aren't so crazy about others' on social media, study finds

2/13/2017
Tiny Babies May Face Mental Health Problems Later

Review found greater likelihood of ADHD, anxiety and depression

2/12/2017
Cancer Survivors Gain From Web-Based Health Care

But some patients reported missing face-to-face contact, study found

2/10/2017
Do Older Guys Always Prefer Younger Women? Maybe Not

Although they may 'consider' younger mates, they also focus on women their own age, study finds

2/8/2017
Harsh Parenting Can Backfire With Bad Behavior From Teens

Early sex, stealing and dropping out of school are some of the consequences, study contends

2/8/2017
Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll Trigger Same Good Feelings in Brain

Music can make you happy because it spurs chemical system involved in pleasure, study finds

2/6/2017
For Kids, Regular Exercise Seems to Put Depression on the Run

Finding could be significant because it suggests physical activity can be used to boost mental health

2/3/2017
Why Certain Noises Really Irritate Some People

'Misophonia' is a disorder that can make a person's brain go into overdrive, researchers report

2/3/2017
Sleep: The Great Motivator

With adequate rest, you're more likely to stick to your resolutions, neurologist says

1/31/2017
The Shame of 'Fat Shaming'

Those affected by weight bias more likely to have heart disease risk factors, study suggests

1/27/2017
No Torture, Psychologists' Group Says to Trump

President urged to continue ban on 'inhuman' practices like waterboarding

1/25/2017
Deportation Fears Tied to Poor Birth Outcomes for Hispanics

After immigration raid, women had increased risk of preterm birth, low birth weight babies, research contends

1/24/2017
Unlocking the Secrets of the Love Hormone Kisspeptin

Injections of the substance might boost sexual and romantic feelings, researchers say

1/23/2017
Does 'Juvy' Confinement Jeopardize Long-Term Health?

It may be time for U.S. to explore alternatives for wayward youths, studies suggest

1/20/2017
Many Women With Eating Disorders Do Recover, Study Finds

But it may take years or longer, researchers acknowledge

1/20/2017
Obamacare Covered More People With Mental Illness, Addictions

But greater numbers need to be in treatment for these conditions, researcher says

1/20/2017
Screen Time May Not Be So Bad for Teens After All

Those who spend hours on smartphones, computers, TV can still flourish, develop social skills, study finds

1/19/2017
Many With Mental Illness Miss Out on HIV Tests

Rates of infection up to 15 times higher, yet testing rates similar to those without psychiatric woes, study finds

1/18/2017
Plastic Surgeons Often Miss Patients' Mental Disorders

10 percent seeking facial procedures have condition called body dysmorphic disorder, study contends

1/17/2017
Postpartum Depression Affects New Dads, Too

Certain men at greater risk, doctors say

1/16/2017
Most Smokers With Mental Illness Want to Kick the Habit

But psychiatrists and caseworkers often don't recognize this need, survey finds

1/13/2017
Watching Others 'Vape' May Trigger Urge to Smoke

Newer e-cigarettes boost same impulses as real cigarettes, researcher says

1/12/2017
'Stress Ball' in Your Brain May Be Key to Heart Risks

New brain-scan study helps pinpoint a neurological link between anxiety, cardiovascular disease

1/9/2017
More Americans Questioning Safety of E-Cigarettes

Fewer people see these devices as safer alternative to traditional cigarettes, survey shows

1/6/2017
'You're Not My Wife, You're an Impostor'

Brain imaging reveals clues to rare, puzzling delusions

1/3/2017
Gun Violence May Be 'Contagious,' Study Suggests

Those at highest risk for being shot had most friends who had recently been shot

12/30/2016
Making New Year's Resolutions That Last

Think small, manageable goals -- not sweeping lifestyle changes, psychologists advise

12/26/2016
For Better Results From Customer Service, Don't Make It Personal

Study suggests words like 'great' and 'fine' also help

12/24/2016
Are Your Gifts Always Getting Returned?

Think about how the recipient will use the gift, study suggests

12/22/2016
Is Season the Reason Why Heart Deaths Spike at Christmas?

Increase isn't tied to cold temps, but likely due to holiday-related factors, researchers say

12/19/2016
Life After Juvenile Detention Isn't Easy, Especially for Minorities

Only 1 in 5 males was working or in school full-time 12 years later, study reveals

12/17/2016
Sometimes the Holidays Aren't Always Jolly

Take steps to prevent depression, and learn to spot signs that you may need help

12/15/2016
Subway Surveillance Video Provides Clues to Suicidal Behavior

Leaving belongings on platform and pacing yellow line among troubling signs, researchers say

12/15/2016
More Than 1 in 10 Pilots Suffer From Depression, Survey Finds

Report highlights need for accurate screening

12/14/2016
Women Denied an Abortion Endure Mental Health Toll: Study

Finding conflicts with previous research that found abortion caused mental health problems

12/14/2016
The Happy Get Lucky in Their Older Years

Study of seniors links enjoyment of life to lower risk of death

12/13/2016
Where You Live May Determine How You Die

Breaking down mortality data by county, most pressing local health problems were pinpointed, study finds

12/12/2016
1 in 6 U.S. Adults Takes a Psychiatric Drug: Study

Whether the medicines over-prescribed is up for debate, psychiatrists say

12/9/2016
For People With Mental Health Woes, Pets Can Be Invaluable

6 out of 10 patients put furry or feathered friends at the top of their support list, study finds

12/9/2016
Health Tip: Help Kids Develop Healthy Ambition

Offer encouragement, but don't overdo it

12/8/2016
Turning to an Ancient Art to Help Ease PTSD in Veterans

Small study suggests that Tai Chi could reduce symptoms, but a larger trial is needed

12/8/2016
Optimism May Propel Women to a Longer Life

Upbeat outlook linked to lower risk of dying from cancer, heart disease and other causes, study says

12/7/2016
Excess Sweating Can Be a Drenching, Wrenching Burden

People with hyperhidrosis seem to have higher rates of anxiety and depression, study finds

12/7/2016
Tighter Gun Control Laws Linked to Fewer School Shootings in U.S.

Study also found that states that spent more money on mental health care, education saw less violence

12/2/2016
2 Out of 3 Depressed Teens Gain Lasting Benefits From Therapy

Early treatment of depression may lower risk of future episodes of mood disorder, study finds

12/1/2016
'Magic Mushroom' Chemical Eases Cancer Patients' Despair

Hallucinogenic drug psilocybin relieved depression, anxiety quickly and lasted for months, studies found

12/1/2016
Demi Lovato Wants to Change the Face of Mental Illness

Pop star's own battle with bipolar disorder helped to inspire new photo campaign that seeks to alter stereotypes

11/29/2016
Fast-Food Calorie Labeling Not Working, Study Finds

More visible signage could tip scales toward healthier eating