Psychology and Mental Health News

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3/4/2016
Psychosis Plus Pot a Bad Mix: Study

The drug seems to make it harder to cope with mental health disorder, researchers say

3/3/2016
Happiness Might Sometimes Harm Your Heart, Study Finds

Any extreme emotion can trigger syndrome that weakens muscles, causes left pumping chamber to balloon, researchers say

3/2/2016
Guys, Want to Be a Leader? Muscle Up

Study found people tend to link brawnier physiques with leadership

3/1/2016
Earthquake Survivors With PTSD Show Brain Differences

Study finds changes in gray matter in those who develop the anxiety disorder

2/28/2016
Daredevil at 20, Scam Victim at 70? What Being a Risk-Taker May Mean to You

Researchers say study may hold clues to better protecting seniors from fraud

2/26/2016
For Transgender Kids, Support Is Key to Emotional Well-Being

Study did not find higher depression levels when parents backed children's choice

2/25/2016
Feeling Old? Your Risk for Hospitalization May Rise

Illness, sedentary lifestyles and depression might help explain this association, study says

2/23/2016
Parents' Depression, Anxiety May Contribute to Kids' Fussy Eating

If mom or dad had mental health issues, children were pickier about what they ate, study finds

2/22/2016
More American Women Opting for Mastectomy, Study Finds

Rate went up 36 percent between 2005 and 2013, researchers say

2/18/2016
Schizophrenia Tied to Much Higher Risk of Suicide Attempts

Surge seen among women and people with history of drug or alcohol abuse, researchers find

2/18/2016
Spiders' Size Exagerrated in Minds of Those Who Fear Them

College women with the phobia overestimated the critters after viewing spider photos, study found

2/17/2016
Study Sees Possible Link Between Antibiotics and Delirium in Patients

Temporary confusion often caused by drugs, including common antimicrobials, research suggests

2/17/2016
'Stroke Camp' Seems to Help Caregivers Cope

Health care staff gives much needed break, allows caregivers to connect with each other

2/17/2016
Many Suicidal People Make Long-Term Recovery, Study Shows

A supportive confidant improves odds of sustained well-being

2/17/2016
Extremely Small Preemies May Face Bullying, Mental Health Risks

Long-term Canadian study followed participants until age 36

2/16/2016
Panel Undecided on Screening All Kids for Autism

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says more data needed to say yes or no to universal testing

2/15/2016
Sticks, Not Carrots, May Work Best to Boost Employees' Health

Monetary penalties beat rewards in motivating workers to get healthier, study finds

2/15/2016
Helping With Health Care Takes Heavy Toll on Caregivers

Analysis found that family and friends suffered physical, financial and social costs

2/14/2016
A Valentine's Kiss Is Just a Kiss -- Or Is It?

Study finds people's heads turn in different directions, depending on who's receiving the sign of affection

2/11/2016
Study Links Child Abuse, Neglect to Earlier Onset of Bipolar Disorder

Researchers also found greater risk of suicide and more severe manic and depressive symptoms

2/8/2016
Doctors Should Screen Teens for Major Depression, U.S. Task Force Says

Experts add that more research needed to determine whether kids under 12 should also be tested

2/5/2016
Do More 'Selfies' Mean More Relationship Woes?

Survey of Instagram users suggests sharing these photos online may make romantic partners jealous

2/4/2016
ADHD Tied to Obesity Risk for Girls, Study Contends

Impulsiveness, eating disorders may help explain possible link, researcher says

2/3/2016
Anxiety Meds Like Valium, Xanax Won't Raise Seniors' Dementia Risk: Study

Research may ease some concerns about use of benzodiazapines, but side effects do exist

2/3/2016
Parent's Depression May Harm Child's Grades, Study Finds

Treating the adult might help school performance, experts say

2/2/2016
Child Abuse at Daycare, Youth Groups Rarer Than Thought: Survey

Kids at higher risk at home than while in the care of such organizations, study finds

2/2/2016
Stress-Prone Teen Males May Be at Risk of High Blood Pressure Later

Study suggests young men who had most trouble coping were at greater risk of hypertension in middle age

2/1/2016
Views of Green Space Help Students Perform Better: Study

Being able to see nature led to greater stress recovery, too

2/1/2016
Homeless Youth More Likely to Visit Drop-In Center Than Shelter

Services offered help teens find jobs and housing

2/1/2016
Many Depressed Teens Don't Get Follow-Up Care

Some receive initial treatment after diagnosis, but longer-term therapy often lacking, study finds

1/29/2016
Face-to-Face Still Trumps Texts for Social Closeness, Studies Find

In-person communication better at conveying emotions, and helps preteens read nonverbal cues, researchers say

1/29/2016
Study Confirms Eating Disorders' Deadly Toll

Those with anorexia 5 times more at risk of early death; bulimia also increases the risk, researchers say

1/29/2016
Boys Victims of Dating Violence, Too

Survey of 'at risk' teens finds males as likely as females to suffer abuse

1/28/2016
Mental Disorders Increasing for Younger Smokers

Psychiatric problems showing up in those who took up the habit from the 1980s onward, researchers find

1/28/2016
Study Finds No Proof of 'Seasonal' Depression

Rates of mood disorder don't vary by time of year or sunlight exposure, researchers say

1/28/2016
Wearable Electric Patch May Ease PTSD

Researchers found symptoms decreased in civilians who tried the device; vets are now being tested

1/27/2016
Scientists Uncover Clues to Origins of Schizophrenia

Analysis found gene variant prompts too much 'pruning' in brain during teen years

1/27/2016
Suicide Risk Rises Among Family, Friends of Suicide Victims: Study

Social stigma can isolate those who are grieving, researcher explains

1/26/2016
People Gamble More When They Think Things Are 'Going Their Way'

Unexpected sunny days, sports team wins tied to more lottery spending, study finds

1/26/2016
Depression Screening Should Include All Pregnant, Postpartum Women: Panel

As many as 1 in 10 shows signs of mood disorder after birth, says task force

1/25/2016
Free Nicotine Patches by Mail May Help Smokers Quit

Intervention helped boost success rates a bit, even when counseling wasn't included, study found

1/21/2016
Parental Debt May Affect Kids' Behavior

The key seems to be the reasons why they borrow, study suggests

1/20/2016
Breast Concerns May Sideline Many Teen Girls From Sports

Survey finds about half of British high school girls forgo activities

1/18/2016
Candy-Flavored E-Cigarette Ads Appeal to Young: Study

Though research did not show that kids became more interested in tobacco, experts still worry

1/18/2016
Could Genetics Be Key to a Nation's Happiness?

People in certain countries more likely to have a gene variant linked to sensory pleasure, study finds

1/15/2016
Trauma Care Workers at Risk for 'Compassion Fatigue'

Acknowledging it is a key to coping, researchers say

1/14/2016
Kindergartners With Traumatic Life Experiences Struggle More in School

Multiple adverse events linked to poorer concentration, more aggression, researchers find

1/14/2016
Stressed Teens May Face Higher Diabetes Risk as Adults: Study

They might be more likely to eat unhealthy foods, smoke, not exercise, researchers say

1/14/2016
Could Reducing Your Stress Levels Help You Lose Weight?

Lab study sheds light on how chronic stress may make it harder to burn off body fat

1/12/2016
Transcendental Meditation May Help Relieve PTSD

Military personnel who practiced the technique had reduced need for meds, study says