Psychology and Mental Health News

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1/12/2016
Obesity Surgery Patients May Often Have Mental Health Disorders

But mood conditions don't seem to hinder post-op weight loss, study says

1/12/2016
Heavy Waiters, Waitresses May Prompt Bigger Orders: Study

Server's size found to influence dessert and alcohol choices

1/9/2016
Are We Programmed to Overeat in Winter?

Packing on body fat was an evolutionary survival strategy, researchers say

1/8/2016
Parents Can Play Big Role in Thwarting Teen Fights: Study

Changing mindset that fighting is sometimes OK could help avert violence, researchers say

1/8/2016
Palliative Care Cuts Costs for Cancer Patients With Other Health Problems

Relieving symptoms and stress helps families as well, study says

1/8/2016
Bonding With Others May Be Crucial for Long-Term Health

For young and old, strong social ties as important as diet and exercise, researchers say

1/6/2016
Psych Therapies May Have Long-Term Benefits for Irritable Bowel Patients

Treatments might help ease gastrointestinal symptoms for at least six months, study finds

1/6/2016
Mouse Study May Offer Clues to Mysteries of Schizophrenia

Loss of certain brain cells might help explain onset of symptoms, scientists say

1/6/2016
Financial Incentives Don't Spur Employee Weight Loss, Study Finds

Workplace wellness programs must get more creative, researchers say

1/5/2016
Talk Therapy to Tackle Fear of the Dentist

Study found this type of treatment helped many overcome phobias about dental visits

1/5/2016
Poor Circulation in Brain Linked to Psychosis in Alzheimer's Patients

Researchers find conditions such as high blood pressure, smoking may contribute to risk

1/5/2016
People May Eat More of a Food That's Labeled 'Healthy'

Many subconsciously seem to consider it less filling, potentially leading to weight gain, researchers say

1/4/2016
Men Have Greater Self-Esteem Than Women, Especially in Developed Nations

Study also finds that personal confidence grows with age

1/4/2016
Families Like Looser ICU Visitation Policies

Relatives, patients happier with less restrictions on time together, surveys show

12/30/2015
ADHD Meds May Raise Risk for Psychotic Side Effects in Some Kids: Study

Two-thirds of children with parental history of mental illness report 'funny feelings' when on the stimulants

12/29/2015
Thyroid Cancer Survivors: Good Prognosis, Gloomy Outlook?

Study finds quality of life may suffer, despite favorable odds

12/29/2015
Prescriptions Continue for Most Who Survive Painkiller ODs: Study

Often, prescribing doctors don't even know their patients have overdosed, researchers say

12/25/2015
Meals on Wheels Can Deliver Emotional Nourishment, Too

Recipients say they feel less lonely, study finds

12/21/2015
One-Third of Incurable Cancer Patients Keep Working, Study Finds

Tumor location, type of treatment unlikely to influence decision

12/18/2015
Pooches May Give Food to Their Pals, Study Shows

In experiments, dogs freely passed trays of treats to familiar, but not unfamiliar, canines

12/18/2015
Study Maps Areas of Brain Linked to PTSD

Findings could help improve treatments, researchers say

12/17/2015
Singing Hits a High Note for Folks With Early Dementia

Study finds that mood improves, too

12/17/2015
Horror Films Really Can Curdle Your Blood

Reaction to sudden fear might have had an evolutionary benefit, researchers say

12/17/2015
Are You a Secret Santa or a Grinch? Brain Scans May Tell

Research suggests a 'Christmas spirit' nerve network in certain areas of the brain

12/16/2015
ADHD May Hamper Social Relationships Early in Life

Study finds cycle of rejection by peers, worsening symptoms that may heighten difficulties

12/16/2015
Certain Antidepressants May Be Linked to Bipolar Disorder: Study

Patients, doctors should discuss possible risk factors, experts say

12/15/2015
Many Pet Owners Happy to Have Fido, Fluffy Share the Bed

In study, more people said pet's presence helped their sleep than hindered it

12/14/2015
Primary Care Docs the Leading Prescribers of Narcotic Painkillers: Study

More must be done to educate, monitor prescribing practices to curb drug abuse, researchers say

12/10/2015
Unhappiness Won't Kill You

Long-running U.K. study shows it's poor health that's linked to early death

12/9/2015
Is Brain Wiring to Blame for Some Teens' Bad Behavior?

Aggressive or antisocial young people may have less gray matter in key regions, study says

12/9/2015
Bullying Can Leave Lasting Mental Scars

Many treated for depression or other disorders by late 20s, study says

12/9/2015
12/8/2015
Optimistic Outlook May Boost Recovery After Heart Attack

Researchers report that positive patients were more physically active, less likely to be re-hospitalized

12/8/2015
More Than a Quarter of New Doctors May Be Depressed

Grueling medical training may help explain finding, study says

12/7/2015
Could Dim View on Aging Raise Your Alzheimer's Risk?

Negative stereotypes associated with greater mental decline, study says

12/7/2015
Living Together, Marriage Give Equal Boost to Women's Mental Health: Study

But when it comes to first-time commitments, men's well-being hinges on tying the knot, research shows

12/4/2015
Transgender Transition Costs Make Economic Sense: Study

Surgical and hormone expenses less than those that treat complications of not transitioning

12/4/2015
Sense of Purpose in Life May Boost Longevity, Heart Health

Those who felt useful to others were 20 percent less likely to die during study period

12/4/2015
Making Sense of the Senseless Violence

After latest mass shooting stirs now-familiar fears, experts see growing psychological toll

12/3/2015
Patient's Mood During Medical Procedure May Affect Outcomes

More adverse events seen when people undergoing interventional radiology have negative attitude

12/2/2015
Too Much TV While Younger May Hamper Middle-Aged Brain

Low levels of physical activity also tied to decreased mental function later in life, study finds

12/1/2015
Crave Coffee Too Much? Talk Therapy May Help

Caffeine intake dropped more than 75 percent after just one hour-long session, study found

11/29/2015
Could Your 'Holiday Blues' Be Seasonal Affective Disorder?

This form of depression runs in families, expert says

11/25/2015
Constant Traffic Noise May Boost Depression Risk

Vulnerability is higher among those with a low education and income, researchers report

11/24/2015
Chronic Fatigue Therapies Provide Some With Long-Term Relief

Study shows benefits from certain treatments can last more than two years

11/20/2015
Teasing Girls About Weight May Cause Lasting Harm

Study finds link between being made fun of and problematic eating behaviors

11/20/2015
Depression More Common in Daughters of Older Mothers, Study Suggests

But researchers only found an association, and age gap didn't seem to affect sons

11/19/2015
Do Men 'Eat to Impress' When a Woman's Around?

Guys ate 93 percent more pizza from an Italian buffet when a female was at the table, study found

11/19/2015
Wives Worry, Husbands Get Frustrated When Problems Arise

Over the long term, men report higher levels of emotional support, less marital strain than women

11/18/2015
Light Box Might Help Nonseasonal Depression, Too

Treatment for seasonal affective disorder could have broader application, study finds