Psychology and Mental Health News

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10/25/2016
Surfing Through Selfies Tied to Low Self-Esteem?

Online survey also found those who checked out posted photos of others a lot had lower life satisfaction

10/23/2016
United States Ranks in Top 10 for Empathy

But, study author says social media, parenting practices and bullying may one day lower America's compassion score

10/21/2016
Bullied Teen's Suicide Didn't Spur Copycat Attempts: Study

Canadian case was highly publicized on social media, researchers report

10/20/2016
Troubled Childhood May Boost Bipolar Risk: Study

Research review suggests strong link with emotional abuse

10/19/2016
For Overheated Viewers of Presidential Race: 'De-Escalate First'

Psychologist offers tips to lower stress over bitter campaign playing out in family rooms across America

10/18/2016
Rates of Preventive Mastectomy Doubled in a Decade, and Fear Is a Factor

Many patients also think it's the best treatment for breast cancer, study finds

10/17/2016
U.S. Psychiatric Patients Face Long Waits in ERs

1 in 5 emergency doctors reports waiting at least 2 days for a bed for someone who's mentally ill

10/17/2016
Foster Kids Face Higher Risk of Health Problems: Study

They were even more vulnerable than children in low-income, single-parent families

10/13/2016
'Doc, This Election's Killing Me!'

More than half of Americans report stress as Clinton, Trump battle for the White House

10/7/2016
Study IDs Effective Rx for Burned-Out Doctors

Shorter workdays, stress-management training can help the more than half of U.S. physicians affected

10/6/2016
Depression Can Fuel Heart Disease in Midlife Women: Study

Psychologist recommends mental health screening at routine checkups

10/6/2016
Love Your Co-workers? It Could Boost Your Health

Social connections on the job deliver psychological benefits, study suggests

10/5/2016
Better Job Prospects When Young May Pay Off in Better Health

County-by-county study finds improved physical, mental well-being with career advancement

10/4/2016
Delaying Breast Reconstruction After Cancer May Raise Patients' Anxiety

Coordinating surgeries might reduce levels of distress after mastectomy for breast cancer, researchers say

10/3/2016
Some Doctors Swayed by Political Beliefs

Voting issues may affect advice on abortion, guns, marijuana, study finds

10/3/2016
Worry About Job Loss May be Linked to Diabetes Risk: Study

Blood sugar disorder rate was 19 percent higher for people concerned about getting fired

10/2/2016
Making Friends 101: What Works for College Freshmen

Emotional skills will help build lasting friendships, whereas narcissism turns people off, study finds

9/30/2016
'Mindfulness'-Based Approach Could Help You Stay Slim

Treatment focuses on personal goals and 'cues' to overeating, researcher says

9/30/2016
'Entitled' People May Be Pursuing an Unhappy Path

Inflated expectations of what they deserve doom many to disappointment, review of the data shows

9/28/2016
'The Pill' May Raise Depression Risk

Study also ties hormonal patches, IUDs to greater antidepressant use, especially in teens

9/28/2016
A Happy Spouse May Keep You Healthy

Your husband or wife can encourage good lifestyle habits, researchers say

9/28/2016
Homeless, Mentally Ill Youth Benefit From Housing Program

Over two years, they had a more stable living situation, researchers report

9/28/2016
Doctors Often Neglect Their Own Mental Health

Perceived stigma, fear of career repercussions hinder treatment, study suggests

9/27/2016
How Much Video Gaming Is Too Much for Kids?

Benefits seen with 1 hour a day, but behavioral problems rose after 9 hours a week

9/26/2016
Always Feeling Lonely? Maybe It's in Your DNA

Genes might be responsible for up to one-quarter of perception of isolation, study says

9/21/2016
Siblings of Schizophrenia Patients at Greater Risk for Same Diagnosis: Study

Brothers, sisters of those with bipolar disorder also face higher odds of similar diagnosis, Israeli research suggests

9/20/2016
Stress Might Undercut Benefits of Healthy Diet for Women

Finding show importance of coping skills in tough times, researcher says

9/19/2016
2 of 3 Parents Want Schools to Expand Health Education

Survey shows many want kids to be taught about managing stress, depression and bullying

9/19/2016
For College Freshmen, Four-Legged Friends Chase Away Homesickness

Dog therapy helps boost students' life satisfaction, researchers say

9/19/2016
Suicide Can Strike Children as Young as 5: Study

Overall numbers are low, but researchers say prevention efforts are needed

9/17/2016
Not All Dogs Are Man's (or Kids') Best Friend

Study suggests young children need to be told they shouldn't approach a scared dog

9/16/2016
Kids With Bipolar Disorder More Likely to Abuse Drugs, Alcohol: Study

And those who also have conduct disorder seem to face an even greater risk

9/16/2016
Overweight Kids Often Shunned, Bullied

School health programs should urge healthy behaviors, acceptance of different body shapes, study shows

9/16/2016
Tourette Threat Surges for Babies When Mom Smokes in Pregnancy

Researchers probe increased risk of chronic tics and other disorders due to prenatal nicotine exposure

9/15/2016
Nearly 10 Million U.S. Adults Considered Suicide Last Year

Rates at historically high levels -- up 27 percent since 2000, U.S. government study shows

9/14/2016
Brains of 'Super-Agers' Look Decades Younger

Regions of mentally sharp older folks don't shrink like their peers with memory loss do, study finds

9/13/2016
Psychiatric Patients Face Longer Waits in ER

And they're more likely to be transferred without getting treatment, study finds

9/12/2016
Know the Warning Signs of Suicidal Thoughts

Family members, friends often in the best position to save a life, mental health expert says

9/9/2016
Something to 'Like' About Facebook

Personal messages from close ties may boost your well-being, study says

9/7/2016
Stroke Survivors Often Struggle With Depression

Risk was 8 times higher for those who suffered a brain attack than for those who didn't, study found

9/5/2016
Coping With College Stress

Parents can help make the transition easier for new students

9/2/2016
For Pot Smokers, Ambition May Go Up in Smoke

But the effect only happens when people are high and doesn't persist, British researchers contend

9/1/2016
Parents' Psychiatric Issues May Adversely Affect Some Children

History of antisocial disorder, suicide attempt or marijuana abuse showed the most effect, study authors say

9/1/2016
1 in 6 Younger Americans Wants to Die Before 80

Negative views of old age are powerful influence on how long people want to live, survey finds

8/25/2016
Mental Health in 20s vs 80s

Older or Younger Adults; Which Are Happier with Life?

8/24/2016
Senior Years May Truly Be Golden for Happiness

Researchers find people get less stressed and are more content as they age

8/22/2016
Unhappy at Work in Your 20s, Unhealthy in Your 40s?

How young adults feel about their careers might affect them physically, mentally by middle-age, study finds

8/22/2016
Couples At Risk During 'Divorce Season'

Marriages often break up after winter and summer holidays, research reveals

8/19/2016
Is Compromise More Likely When Women Are Part of the Decision?

Men alone tend to choose an extreme option, study contends

8/17/2016
Healthy Diet, Exercise May Help Keep Alzheimer's at Bay

Study finds people who are active and eat well have fewer brain effects linked to the disease