Psychology and Mental Health News

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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

7/14/2017
After Couples Fight, Making Up Differs for Him and Her

Females prefer sincere apologies while males opt for sex

7/13/2017
When Opinions Threaten Friendships

How to handle hot-button issues

7/11/2017
Med Switch Not Always Best Choice With Tough Depression

Adding an antipsychotic or a second antidepressant may produce better results, researchers say

7/7/2017
Dying May Not Be as Awful an Experience as You Think

Study of people nearing their own death finds many describe the journey as surprisingly positive

7/6/2017
Laughter May Be a Serious Evolutionary Tool

Chuckling together might have helped humans form social groups, researchers say

7/6/2017
Getting Over Guilt

How to let go of past transgressions

7/5/2017
Half of Opioid Prescriptions Go to People With Mental Illness

Those with psychological conditions more likely to overdose or have other problems tied to painkillers

6/30/2017
Reaching Beyond the Prescription Pad to Treat Pain

Tools from clinical psychology help reduce chronic opioid use after surgery: study

6/30/2017
Why People With Autism Avoid Eye Contact

Direct gaze stresses part of the brain tied to social behavior; the study finding might improve therapies

6/29/2017
For Many, Friends Are Key to Happiness in Old Age

These relationships may even outstrip family when it comes to well-being, study suggests

6/29/2017
Depression May Worsen Health for Cancer Caregivers

Identifying signs early on might help protect these loved ones, study suggests

6/28/2017
Electric Brain Stimulation No Better Than Meds For Depression: Study

Novel treatment may need to be tailored to each patient, mental health expert says

6/28/2017
Wider Smiles Aren't the Most Pleasing

Study finds showing too much teeth may be less attractive to the eye

6/28/2017
Poor Sleep May Worsen Suicidal Thoughts

Treating insomnia might help improve emotional well-being, researchers suggest

6/28/2017
3 Simple Steps Might Reduce Opioid OD Deaths

First step: Don't give addicts a prescription for opioids or anti-anxiety medications, review recommends

6/27/2017
Persistent Stress May Hasten Death in Heart Patients

Doctors should assess mental health at routine cardiac visits, study authors say

6/23/2017
Regular Sleep Makes for Happier College Students

When erratic snoozers improve shut-eye habits, they feel better, study finds

6/22/2017
OCD May Be Linked to Inflammation in the Brain: Study

Breakthrough could spur better treatments for anxiety disorder, researchers say

6/21/2017
Suicide Risk Especially High for U.S. Farmers

Other occupations have lower rates, study says

6/21/2017
Do Older Dads Produce Brainy Boys?

Study finds their sons score high in intelligence and focus

6/20/2017
Many Chronic Illnesses Linked to Suicide Risk

Odds 9 times higher for people with traumatic brain injury, study suggests

6/20/2017
Americans Want to Be Fit, But Most Don't Put in the Effort

Survey finds three-quarters think appearance is 'very important,' yet only 31 percent work out regularly

6/16/2017
Study Cites Top Reasons Young Autism Patients Are Hospitalized

Mood disorders, sleep problems and having a single caregiver raise odds of in-patient psychiatric care

6/15/2017
Want a Workout for Mind and Body? Hop on Your Bike

Cycling benefits your heart, muscles, waistline and disposition, experts say

6/14/2017
Helping Your Kids Cope With Your Divorce

Things Mom and Dad should agree on

6/13/2017
Women More Likely to Remember Plus-Size Models

It pays to use more realistic body types, small study suggests

6/13/2017
Who Looks Obese to You?

White women are expected to be thin, blacks not so much, study finds

6/12/2017
'Beans' or 'Sizzlin' Beans:' Words Get People Eating Healthier

Simple changes to a cafeteria's veggie descriptions caused a big change in choices, study found

6/12/2017
Nearly 10 Million U.S. Adults Suffer From Mental Illness

More than a third aren't getting help, federal study says

6/12/2017
Behavioral Health Barometer

New report on the state of mental health and substance abuse in the United States

6/7/2017
Could U.S. Election Results Be Harmful to Health?

Review of Obama and Trump wins suggests impact on stress, disease levels

6/7/2017
Overweight Kids Pay a Heavy Social Price

They tend to have fewer friends, which can lead to depression and other emotional problems, researchers say

6/7/2017
Teen Boys Treated for Assault Often Want Mental Health Care, Too

Support can help adolescents recover and get back to school, researcher says

6/6/2017
'Recovery-Oriented' Talk Therapy May Help Curb Schizophrenia

Even very ill patients progressed over time, researchers report

6/2/2017
What You Need to Know About Antidepressants

They work by affecting brain chemicals that regulate mood, FDA explains

6/2/2017
Conquering One Big Cancer Side Effect: Fear

Three new therapy programs provide much-needed psychological support, researchers report

6/1/2017
Can Online Treatment Replace Your Therapist?

For people with mild or moderate depression, web-based versions might help, study finds

6/1/2017
Elite High Schools Breed Higher Risk of Addiction: Study

Rates are two to three times higher than national norms

6/1/2017
Loneliness May Lead to Sleepless Nights

Study suggests that feeling alone may make one feel less safe, unable to rest

5/31/2017
Suicide Risk Is High for Psychiatric Patients Long After Discharge From Care

Monitoring by doctors, family and friends is crucial, researchers and experts say

5/30/2017
Preschoolers Who Know Snack-Food Brands on Road to Obesity?

An unhealthy diet may be why they can ID these logos, researchers suggest

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