Psychology and Mental Health News

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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

5/16/2016
Devout Women May Enjoy Better Health

They were one-third less likely to die over 20-year period, study suggests

5/11/2016
Depression Strikes, Stays With Many Caregivers of Critically Ill

One year later, 43 percent were clinically depressed or had depressive symptoms, study found

5/11/2016
Baby's Immune System Might Hint at Autism Risk

Certain 'markers' in newborn blood samples seemed to predict future cases, study found

5/10/2016
Can the Anesthetic Ketamine Ease Suicidal Thoughts?

A small study found that the drug worked quickly in people with major depression

5/9/2016
Depressive Episode May Not Always Follow Mania in Bipolar Disorder

New study finds anxiety could be a third emotional state highly connected to the condition

5/6/2016
Nature and Mental Health

Stressed out? An ocean view may be a powerful prescription for decompressing, study finds.

5/6/2016
Health Tip: Is Your Child an Emotional Eater?

Here are potential warning signs

5/3/2016
Health Tip: Focus on the Positive

And don't dwell on the negative

5/2/2016
Desperate for Shut-Eye?

Physicians' group recommends cognitive behavioral therapy before drugs for insomnia

5/2/2016
Even Non-Obese Report Better Mood, Sex Drive After Dieting

Calorie cutters said their sleep and relationships improved, too

5/2/2016
'Wandering' a Hazard for More Than a Third of Kids With Autism

In study, many were unaware they might be in danger, couldn't distinguish strangers from people they knew

5/1/2016
If You're Craving Cookies, You Might Just Be Bored

Dull times lead to unhealthy choices, including chips, sweets and fast food, studies find

4/30/2016
Seniors' Worsening Depression May Sometimes Predict Dementia

Study suggests a common underlying cause in some, but not all, cases

4/29/2016
Many Manly Men Avoid Needed Health Care

Gender stereotypes can have dangerous consequences, research suggests

4/28/2016
'You've Got Cancer' Can Take Devastating Mental Toll

Study finds higher rates of depression, anxiety, substance abuse just before and after a diagnosis

4/27/2016
Mindfulness Therapy May Help Ease Recurrent Depression

Review of 9 studies suggests it helps patients better cope with troubling thoughts and emotions

4/27/2016
Young Gay, Bisexual Men May Be at Higher Risk for Suicide, Study Finds

They were much more likely to attempt to harm themselves than older counterparts, and blacks were also vulnerable

4/26/2016
Omega-3 Fish Oil Supplements Might Boost Antidepressants' Effects

Data from 8 randomized clinical trials suggests a benefit, but consult with your doctor first, experts say

4/26/2016
Early Emotional Support May Help Kids Manage Feelings Later

Preschool children given high levels of caring showed specific brain changes

4/25/2016
E-Cigarette Ads May Help Lure Teens to the Habit: Study

Researchers, experts call for ban on such promotions, much like what happened with tobacco cigarette ads

4/22/2016
No Link Between Anti-Smoking Drugs, Mental Health Issues: Study

Meds like Chantix and Wellbutrin may be safer to use than smokers often realize, research suggests

4/22/2016
Most Americans Turn to Prayer for Healing, Survey Finds

Nearly 9 out of 10 have asked for divine intervention for someone else

4/22/2016
FDA Proposes Ban on 'Shock' Device Used to Curb Self-Harm

The therapy carries too many risks that updated labeling can't eliminate, the agency says

4/22/2016
U.S. Suicide Rate Up 24 Percent Since 1999: CDC

Rates climbed the most among middle-aged men and girls aged 10 to 14

4/21/2016
Common Class of Breast Cancer Drugs May Not Trigger 'Chemo Brain': Study

Anthracyclines are widely used, but new research finds no link between the meds and survivors' mental function

4/21/2016
Nagging Your Kids About Weight Might Backfire

Children added pounds if parents thought they were heavy, research suggests