Psychology and Mental Health News

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8/10/2016
After-Hours Work Email No Friend of the Family

Study finds expectation to respond threatens lifestyle balance

8/9/2016
Giving Brings a Health Dividend

Older adults who volunteer may benefit from better mental, physical health, study finds

8/5/2016
Mental Illness May Make Teens Vulnerable to Drugs, Alcohol

Brazilian study found half of those who smoked, drank, did pot had symptoms of psychological disorders

8/5/2016
Body Acceptance Rises for Women

But study finds men a bit concerned about their muscle size

8/4/2016
Focusing on Future Helps People Save

Try to visualize a detailed picture of your later life, money expert suggests

8/3/2016
Rx for Seniors' Health: Upbeat View, Less Stress

A negative attitude may be linked to health problems, study suggests

8/3/2016
Newer Treatments Can Make Scars Less Scary

But, it's better to prevent scars in the first place, dermatologist says

7/28/2016
'Active Surveillance' of Prostate Cancer Doesn't Dampen Quality of Life

Choosing no treatment and regular check-ups didn't seem to stress men with low-risk disease, study found

7/27/2016
Transgender's Classification as 'Mental Disorder' Is Outdated, Study Finds

Researchers suggest World Health Organization change classification

7/26/2016
Does Dementia Diagnosis Have Silver Lining for Some?

People appreciate life more, worry about failing less after learning about their brain condition, study says

7/25/2016
Bipolar Diagnosis May Take Up to 6 Years

Researcher calls delay a 'lost opportunity' for treatment

7/25/2016
Delirium Common in Cancer Patients Seen in ER

But serious confusion missed in about 40 percent, study found

7/25/2016
Could New 'Talk Therapy' Cut Cost of Treating Depression?

Behavioral activation would be more accessible than currently recommended treatment, researchers say

7/20/2016
Opioid Abusers Missing Out on Addiction-Fighting Drug

Painkillers are easier to prescribe than the drug that battles dependence on them, addiction specialist says

7/20/2016
Why Kicking the Opioid Habit Can Be So Tough

Withdrawal, and the fear of chronic pain's return, keep some people dependent for years, addiction experts say

7/15/2016
Making Sense of Senseless Violence

Expert advice to help you -- and kids -- cope with the seemingly unending string of catastrophes

7/13/2016
Can Trauma Trigger Violent Crime in Mentally Ill?

Short-term risk was heightened in healthy people, but was higher in those with psychosis, study contends

7/5/2016
Junk Food Ads Sway Kids' Preferences

Children under 8 most vulnerable to marketing's effects, study says

7/1/2016
3 Treatments Seem to Help Combat Binge-Eating Disorder

Review finds these methods may aid those with the most common eating disorder in the U.S.

6/30/2016
Jobs With the Highest Suicide Rates

Farmers, fishermen and foresters have more than 5 times the average odds, CDC says

6/29/2016
Not Kidding: Childless Couples Happier

Lack of standard paid leave in U.S. takes toll on parents' well-being, study finds

6/27/2016
Health Risks Higher for LGBT Community

Researchers suggest stigma contributes to higher rates of drinking, smoking and 'psychological distress'

6/20/2016
Job Hunting? Maybe a Therapist Can Help

Study finds cognitive behavioral therapy skills could offer boost to unemployed

6/17/2016
Puerto Ricans' Health Lags Behind Other Hispanics

CDC report finds they have higher risk for 'multiple chronic conditions'

6/16/2016
1 in 13 Young Adults in U.S. Considered Suicide in Past Year

Federal data from 2013-2014 also finds significant differences between states

6/14/2016
Shouting? The 'Silent Treatment'? How Spouses Argue Linked to Physical Ills

Study suggests couples' disagreements may spur problems like back pain, heart trouble

6/10/2016
Strategies That Work to Help Prevent Suicides

Measures include physical barriers and selling fewer pills at once, experts say

6/10/2016
Are 'Workaholics' Prone to OCD, Anxiety?

Study suggests a link, but it's not clear how overwork, mental issues may be connected

6/9/2016
No Sex Please, I'm a Stressed New Mom

Study finds both partners struggle when mothers feel overwhelmed

6/8/2016
Does DNA Determine Success in Life?

Genetic variations might play a role -- albeit small -- in how well someone does at work and with finances, study suggests

6/8/2016
Mentally Ill Still Gain Illegal Possession of Guns, Study Shows

Review of Florida patients finds 2 of 3 violent crime arrests, 1 in 3 suicides shouldn't have included firearms

6/7/2016
Can Frequent Moves in Childhood Spell Trouble Later?

Study suggests heightened risk for psychiatric and behavioral problems

6/7/2016
Cutting Back on Wine? Try a Smaller Glass

Even when same amount was served per glass, people drank more overall if glasses were bigger, study found

6/6/2016
Among U.S. Military, Army Members Face Highest Suicide Risk

Firearms implicated in about two-thirds of cases, study finds

6/6/2016
Women More Prone to Anxiety Than Men, Review Finds

Westerners also wrestle with the condition more than people in other parts of the world

6/6/2016
Gruesome Cigarette Pack Images Seem to Help Some People Quit

Many smokers can't shake the haunting FDA-proposed visuals, study finds

6/6/2016
Pop Stars Often Hawk Unhealthy Foods to Kids: Study

Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake and others endorse sugary, less healthy fare, researchers say

6/3/2016
Many Addicts Going Without Meds That Curb Opioid Abuse

In 2013, just 17 percent were given drugs like naltrexone after hospital discharge, study found

6/1/2016
More Americans Engaging in Same-Sex Encounters

And the number who are OK with homosexuality has quadrupled in last 40 years, survey finds

6/1/2016
I'll Take the One in the White Coat

Patients prefer doctors who wear 'professional' attire, survey finds

5/27/2016
Pet Pooch May Help Ease PTSD in Veterans

Dogs also helped reduce depression and loneliness, researchers found

5/21/2016
Seeing the Sea Soothes Stress

But study did not find similar benefit for people living near parks, forests

5/20/2016
Frat Brothers Keep Chugging Despite Anti-Booze Efforts

What works for other college students doesn't work for those in Greek organizations, study finds

5/20/2016
Religion and Health

Women who regularly attend religious services have a lower risk of death, new study finds.

5/19/2016
Family Rejection Triples Risk for Suicide Attempts by Transgender People: Study

Substance abuse risk also rises when this important 'buffer' to discrimination is removed, researchers say

5/18/2016
Early Palliative Care Seems to Help Caregivers, Too

Such programs improve quality of life for folks caring for terminal cancer patients, study finds

5/18/2016
ADHD Can First Appear in Young Adulthood for Some, Study Suggests

Research in adult twins finds many had symptoms but no prior history of the disorder

5/17/2016
Scientists Test 'Magic Mushroom' Chemical for Tough-to-Treat Depression

Study of only 12 people suggests it may help some, but more and better research is needed

5/17/2016
Keep Busy! Stay Sharp!

Study suggests a full schedule may enhance your mental prowess

5/16/2016
Could Inducing Brief, Mild 'Fever' Help Ease Depression?

Small study suggests heating the body might alter brain's serotinin levels, but more research is needed