Psychology and Mental Health News

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4/20/2016
Previous Mental Distress May Slow Concussion Recovery

If 'psychosomatic symptoms' were present before head injury, it took twice as long for most athletes to get better, study found

4/20/2016
How the Brain Reads Other People's Faces

Researchers say they spot region that decodes facial movements, such as a slight smile or furrowed brow

4/20/2016
Talk Therapy May Help Depressed Teens Who Shun Antidepressants

Cognitive behavioral therapy can help boost mood without drugs, experts say

4/20/2016
Lonely, Isolated People May Be Prone to Heart Disease, Stroke

Study found social isolation raised the risk by 30 percent

4/19/2016
More Evidence Gay Parents Raise Well-Adjusted Kids

Latest study found no differences in general health, mental health or learning abilities

4/18/2016
Many U.S. Adults Think Kids' Health Is Worse Today

They also think children have higher stress levels, less family time, poorer coping skills and personal friendships, survey finds

4/18/2016
Toddlers' Sweet Tooth a Weight-Gain Danger, Study Confirms

Tots who favored sugary snacks over salty ones tended to be heavier by age 3, researchers found

4/18/2016
Depression Common for Heart Attack Survivors, And More May Need Help

Swedish study found patients were often depressed, but fewer than half got treatment

4/17/2016
Pair Gamblers Anonymous With Other Treatments for Best Results

Popular 12-step program for problem gamblers may not address related needs, research suggests

4/15/2016
Depression More Common in Kids Who Join Gangs, Study Finds

And mental health problems, such as suicidal thoughts, seemed to worsen after they joined

4/14/2016
Study Links Green Spaces to Longer Lives for Women

Among the findings: living with lush vegetation tied to a 13 percent lower rate of cancer death

4/12/2016
Severe Depression Linked to Dementia in Seniors

As depression worsens, the risk of thinking and memory problems may double, research suggests

4/11/2016
ER Screenings Could Help Prevent Suicide: Study

Checking patients for risk factors should be part of routine ER care, researcher says

4/6/2016
The Health Risks Posed by Mindless Munching

Being more aware of your food might help improve cholesterol and blood sugar levels, study suggests

4/1/2016
Is Seniors' Dental Health Tied to Mental Health?

Declines in one seem to mirror declines in the other, but cause-and-effect isn't clear, study says

4/1/2016
Booze-Branded Merchandise May Spur Teen Drinking

Studies show link between owning alcohol-related items and youth alcohol use

3/31/2016
U.S. Autism Rate Unchanged at 1 in 68 Kids: CDC

It's not yet clear if the rate will stabilize over the long-term, experts say

3/29/2016
How to Tell If Your Teen Has a Mental Health Problem

1 in 5 kids develop a serious problem but many go years without treatment, psychiatrist says

3/29/2016
Antipsychotics Don't Ease Delirium in Hospitalized Patients

These drugs won't prevent or effectively treat the condition, review suggests

3/25/2016
Troubled Kids' Psychiatric Care Often Delayed by Insurance Rules

Dealing with red tape consumes clinicians' time, poses danger to patients, researchers say

3/25/2016
Brain Stimulation May Help People With Anorexia

Depression treatment cut urge to restrict food, study says

3/24/2016
Could Lots of Time Spent on Social Media Be Tied to Depression?

Study did not prove cause-and-effect, and researchers say more investigation is needed

3/23/2016
Could Germ From Cat Poop Trigger Rage Disorder in People?

Those with intermittent explosive disorder more likely to have been exposed to toxoplasmosis, study finds

3/23/2016
Heavy Pot Use Tied to Social, Money Troubles in Mid-Life

But one marijuana advocate believes people who already have problems may often turn to the drug

3/22/2016
Meditation May Help Ease Chronic Low Back Pain

Study found it bested cognitive behavioral therapy and usual care

3/21/2016
Young Transgender Women May Face Mental Health Woes

But study looked at a specific, high-risk group, so findings may not apply to all, researchers say

3/21/2016
Most Families Cherish a Child With Down Syndrome, Survey Finds

Only younger siblings struggled in some cases, which researchers said wasn't surprising

3/18/2016
Exercise Helps Ease Psychosis Symptoms

Personalized workouts included at least 100 minutes of vigorous activity each week, researchers said

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