Psychology and Mental Health News

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9/3/2015
Mentally Ill Inmates Prone to Violence After Release: Study

Researchers also see trouble for those with substance-abuse problems; call for social support plus psychiatric care

9/1/2015
Many Say Mental Health Care Is Vital, But Often Tough to Get

Survey of U.S. adults finds concerns about accessibility, expense

8/31/2015
Impulsive, Agitated Behaviors May Be Warning Signs for Suicide

New study of more than 2,800 people with depression might give clearer clues to state of mind, experts say

8/28/2015
How Parents Add to Math Anxiety

Voicing concerns, helping with homework may increase child's fear, study finds

8/28/2015
Women Soldiers No More Likely to Develop PTSD, Study Finds

No reason to keep females from combat, researchers say

8/28/2015
'Goth' Teens Report More Depression, Self-Harm

But study findings didn't prove cause-and-effect, only showed an association

8/27/2015
How Reliable Are Psychology Studies? Half of Findings Couldn't Be Replicated

Healthy skepticism needed for some scientific claims, researcher says

8/26/2015
Mixed Findings on Pot's Effect on the Developing Brain

One of two new studies suggests marijuana use in teen years might be more harmful for males

8/25/2015
Men Who Feel Less Masculine May Be More Violent, Study Finds

Those not concerned about meeting 'male ideals' were least likely to assault others

8/21/2015
Main Dishes May Fall Flat After Stellar Appetizers

Want your entree to stand out? Use mediocre ingredients in your starter course, study suggests

8/21/2015
Single and Happy? Your View on Relationships May Be Key

For those who avoid drama, the single life may be more satisfying than having a partner, study suggests

8/20/2015
Psoriasis Linked to Higher Risk of Depression

Embarrassment, discomfort and concerns about drug side effects may play a role, experts say

8/19/2015
Good Moods Infectious Among Teens

Researchers say happy adolescents appear to help others avoid or recover from depression

8/18/2015
Video Games Linked to Aggression, Psychologists' Group Says

But link to actual violence is unclear, and other factors may be at play, APA task force says

8/17/2015
FDA Could Approve First Female Libido Pill Soon

But flibanserin's safety and effectiveness still being debated

8/17/2015
Neglecting Teen Health May Lead to Bigger Problems as Adults

More depression, poorer health reported at age 30, study says

8/14/2015
Clubs, Adult Support Can Help Kids Stay Slim

Being active and having positive role models is key, new study finds

8/14/2015
More American Children Diagnosed With ADHD

U.S. Food and Drug Administration offers tips on coping with attention disorder

8/14/2015
How to Mend a Broken Heart? Your Gender May Matter

Men don't process experience or seek support to cope with end of relationships, experts say

8/13/2015
Tuning Into Your Favorite Music May Boost Post-Op Recovery

Review of 72 studies on the subject does show a benefit, experts say

8/12/2015
Scientists May Have Found 'Marker' for Schizophrenia

Brain changes exist before mental illness is diagnosed, researchers say

8/10/2015
At Dutch Euthanasia Clinic, Requests From People 'Tired of Living'

Experts worry about 'slippery slope,' where aid in dying is more widely granted

8/10/2015
Spirituality May Benefit Cancer Patients

Studies find those with strong beliefs may have better mental and physical health

8/10/2015
Many U.S. Adults Sext, and It May Even Help Some Relationships

Survey found three-quarters do so in context of a committed couple

8/7/2015
Deep-Voiced Politicians May Have Advantage: Study

Whether male or female, those who speak in a lower pitch portray power

8/7/2015
Parents' Happiness Key to How Big Families Grow

Study finds couples are less likely to have second child if their emotional well-being declines

8/6/2015
Social Life in Youth May Impact Health Decades Later

People who were more outgoing in their 20s had better well-being in their 50s, study found

8/5/2015
Weight Loss Surgery May Boost Teens' Mental Health

But, study finds not all of the adolescents who had the procedure felt better

8/5/2015
Poor Thinking Skills in Seniors Linked to Heart Attack, Stroke Risks

Common tie between disorders may be blood vessels, expert suggests

8/4/2015
Crohn's Disease, Colitis Tied to Anxiety in Study

Women at greater risk of this 'double jeopardy,' researcher says

8/4/2015
Regular Pot Use as Teen Not Tied to Long-Term Health Problems: Study

But findings are at odds with previous research

8/4/2015
U.S. Violent Crime Rate Drops Significantly Since 1980s

Reduction may be due to programs that try to break cycle of violence, experts say

8/4/2015
Mindfulness Therapy Might Help Ease PTSD

Study found learning to accept disturbing memories, thoughts and feelings reduced symptoms

8/3/2015
Online Anti-Drinking Aids May Not Help Over Long Term

Beefing up electronic programs with human help might make them more effective, expert says

8/3/2015
To Sway Anti-Vaccine Beliefs, Focus on Consequences: Study

When parents learn about the harms of measles, mumps and rubella, many change their stance

7/31/2015
Too Much Facebook, Twitter Tied to Poor Mental Health in Teens

Study found those on social media sites more than 2 hours a day were more likely to have problems

7/30/2015
Job Stress Might Make You Sick, Study Says

High levels linked to more leave for mental health problems

7/29/2015
Social Life May Be Key to Suicide Prevention for Women

Friendships, activities have protective effect in middle-age, study finds

7/28/2015
Psychiatric Woes Often Drive Euthanasia Requests in Belgium

Depression, personality disorders are some reasons people ask to die: study

7/27/2015
Early Birth Linked to Introversion, Neuroticism in Adult Life

Study found people who were very premature at birth were more likely to be socially withdrawn

7/27/2015
Does Facebook Lead Young Women to Dangerous Diets?

Risk is highest for those who use social media site to compare themselves to friends, study finds

7/24/2015
Transgender Youth Don't Have Hormone Abnormalities

Levels generally match those of gender assigned at birth, study finds

7/22/2015
PTSD Symptoms Persist for Thousands of Vietnam Vets, Study Finds

It's never too late to seek help, experts say

7/21/2015
Mental Illness Afflicts Many Juveniles in Jail

Problems more common among girls than boys, study finds

7/20/2015
Loneliness May Fuel Mental Decline in Old Age

Slower deterioration seen in people with more satisfying relationships, researchers say

7/17/2015
Dad's Involvement With Autistic Child Helps Mom, Too

Study finds that depression levels in mothers drop when fathers engage in caretaking

7/17/2015
Talk Therapy May Help Ease Insomnia, Even With Other Health Woes

Study found cognitive behavioral therapy led to twice as many people getting a good night's sleep

7/16/2015
Screams Tap Into Brain's Fear Response

Certain sound frequencies alert mind to potential trouble, researchers say

7/16/2015
Most College Students Stressed About Money, Study Finds

Despite financial strain, they still think education is a good investment

7/15/2015
Mental Health Problems in Childhood Linked to Adult Woes

Study found those who suffered depression, anxiety while young were more likely to struggle later in life