Psychology and Mental Health News

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5/25/2017
Autism's 'Worryingly' High Suicide Rates Spur Conference

Signs of depression may differ from those seen in general population, researcher says

5/23/2017
Suicide Risk Quadruples After Lung Cancer Diagnosis

Doctors, loved ones need to be on the lookout for distress and depression, cancer specialist says

5/23/2017
You're Less Apt to Fact-Check 'Fake News' When It's on Social Media: Study

When users saw others looking at same report online, they were less likely to verify claims

5/23/2017
Helping Ease Kids' Fears After Manchester Terror Attack

Mental health experts say it's important for parents to encourage teens to follow through with their plans

5/23/2017
City Life Tough on Teens' Mental Health

Kids raised in urban areas 40 percent more likely to report psychotic experiences, study finds

5/22/2017
1 in 4 Americans Knows Someone Hooked on Opioids: Poll

Three-quarters believe that people can beat the addiction

5/22/2017
Americans Skeptical of Corporate-Backed Health Research

Study finding a red flag for scientists competing for dwindling funding sources for their work

5/19/2017
Women Aren't Better at Reading People's Faces After All

Study found men were just as good at gauging others in social settings

5/19/2017
Suicide by Insulin?

Self-harm and suicidal behavior may not always be obvious in people with diabetes

5/18/2017
Brain Scans Spot Where Fear and Anxiety Live

Unusually large 'striatum' is linked to inability to cope with uncertainty, research shows

5/16/2017
Think You're a 'Fun Drunk?' A 'Mean Drunk?' Think Again

Study finds people overestimate just how much boozing changes their personality

5/15/2017
'Female Viagra' May Lift a Younger Woman's Libido

But a pill might not address all the issues facing women who've lost their sex drive, researcher says

5/12/2017
Study Sees Link Between Porn and Sexual Dysfunction

It could be creating unrealistic expectations for young, inexperienced men, researcher says

5/9/2017
Poverty May Be More Stressful for Women Than Men

In study, living in a poor neighborhood triggered more anxiety for females, while males were less affected

5/8/2017
That Store Mannequin May Be Anorexic

British study finds measurements of most are similar to 'extremely underweight' women

5/7/2017
After Suicide Attempt, a Phone Call Could Save a Life

Simple follow-up can prevent a future try, study shows

5/5/2017
Meditation Can Help Improve Focus in People With Anxiety

Just 10 minutes each day might boost concentration, prevent mind wandering, small study suggests

5/5/2017
'Dr. Google' May Undermine Parents' Trust in Their Pediatrician

Tell the doctor what info you saw online so your concerns can be addressed, study suggests

5/4/2017
Reasons Why Parents Should Be Wary of '13 Reasons Why'

Netflix series is too explicit in depicting teen suicide while leaving out key elements, mental health experts warn

5/4/2017
Teen Suicide Thoughts, Self-Harm Cases Double in a Decade

New U.S. study coincides with concern around issue after Netflix releases '13 Reasons Why'

5/3/2017
U.S. Workplaces Roiled by Post-Election Discord, Poll Finds

Employees are feeling more stressed and cynical, and job productivity may suffer, survey finds

5/3/2017
Striving for Facebook 'Likes' May Not Boost Your Self-Esteem

Australian study found no bump up in mood or confidence, no matter how many likes users got

5/2/2017
Mental Health Myths Abound in the U.S.

For instance, survey finds less than half can recognize anxiety

5/1/2017
California Handgun Sales Spiked After 2 Mass Shootings

Researchers say some people respond with 'acquisition' while others 'revulsion'

5/1/2017
Psychiatric Scars of Wartime Brain Injury May Linger for Years

Study finds woes often continue, even if thinking, memory troubles subside

5/1/2017
Are Bullies Getting Run Out of U.S. Schools?

Abuse rates dropped about 2 percent a year over a decade, survey finds

4/26/2017
Genes May Govern Your Risk for PTSD

Link with the psychiatric disorder is more apparent for women, study contends

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