Psychology and Mental Health News

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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

8/10/2016
Young People With Epilepsy Struggle on Many Fronts

New review finds children, young adults citing discrimination, lack of privacy, exclusion

8/10/2016
Depression Can Stalk Families Through Generations

People whose parents, grandparents had the illness were 3 times as likely to get it themselves, study found

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