Psychology and Mental Health News

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3/18/2016
Heart Defects at Birth May Raise Risk for PTSD Later in Life

Rate is three times higher than in the general population, study finds

3/18/2016
Many Men Have Body Image Issues, Too

Study finds appearance, weight, muscle tone often affect how guys feel about themselves

3/18/2016
Women Who've Battled Postpartum Depression Often Limit Family Size

They're unlikely to have more than two kids, researchers say

3/18/2016
Psychological Disorders Affect 1 in 7 U.S. Kids Under 9: CDC

Parents' mental health, lack of medical care contribute to disabilities, researchers say

3/17/2016
Neighborhood Rats as Depressing as Crime, Study Finds

Research suggests rodent infestations are 'underappreciated' stressor

3/16/2016
Alcohol Abuse Common Among Med Students, Study Finds

Research shows their rate of drinking problems is double that of the general population

3/15/2016
Could Too Much Cellphone Time Signal Anxiety, Depression?

Some college students use their mobile device as a 'security blanket,' study says

3/14/2016
Many Cancer Survivors Struggle to Make Ends Meet

Money problems can affect their mental health, quality of life, researchers say

3/11/2016
Doctor's Empathy Boosts Patient Satisfaction

Study finds wait time, appointment length secondary

3/10/2016
Pennsylvania Study Shows Fatal Drug ODs Soaring

State had a 14-fold rise in such deaths since 1979, mirroring nationwide trend

3/10/2016
Two-Thirds of Americans Report Daily Discrimination in Poll

The resulting stress is tied to health problems, researchers add

3/9/2016
Short Men, Heavy Women at Lifelong Disadvantage?

Genetics of height and weight may shrink earnings, study contends, but other experts skeptical of the findings

3/8/2016
Preventive Mastectomy May Not Boost Sense of Well-Being

Over time, women reported similar states of mind with or without additional surgery, study finds

3/6/2016
Candidates With More 'Mature' Faces May Get Older People's Votes

But politicians who look competent appeal to all ages, researchers say

3/4/2016
Consistent Self-Weighing Might Give Your Diet a Boost

Study suggests routinely checking weight enhanced dieters' confidence to resist food temptations

3/4/2016
Optimistic Outlook May Boost Hispanics' Heart Health

A 'can-do' point of view might help people stick to plans for healthy living, researchers say

3/4/2016
Misconceptions About Acne Still Common

Skin condition isn't caused by poor hygiene or diet, dermatologist says

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