Psychology and Mental Health News

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5/6/2015
'Love Hormone' May Help New Moms Heed Crying Babies

Brain scan study suggests oxytocin might play role in getting new mothers to care for infants

5/5/2015
Learn to Recognize the Signs of an Alcohol Problem

Withdrawal symptoms, relationship troubles may be red flags, expert says

5/1/2015
4/30/2015
Want to Stay Slim? Keep Food Out of Sight

Low self-esteem is also linked to obesity, study finds

4/29/2015
Hispanic Women's Upbeat Outlook May Boost Heart Health

Study finds they worry less about weight, diet than whites, and have better cardiac profiles

4/29/2015
Traumatic Life Events May Harm Women's Hearts, Study Suggests

Managing stress as important as lowering blood pressure to prevent heart attack, expert says

4/28/2015
Bullying May Take Bigger Toll Than Child Abuse, Neglect

Anxiety, depression and self-harm more likely in those picked on by peers than in those mistreated by adults, study says

4/27/2015
Teens With History of Self-Poisoning Face Greater Suicide Risk

Study finds odds as much as 30 times higher, even years later

4/24/2015
Childhood Self-Control Linked to Better Job Prospects Later in Life

Study shows potential long-term impact from behavior learned as a child

4/24/2015
Health Visits May Offer Chance to Prevent Suicide

Study says many see a doctor before ending their life

4/24/2015
Late-Life Transition Like Bruce Jenner's Full of Challenges, Rewards, Experts Say

People with issues involving gender identity may struggle for years before taking action

4/21/2015
Mindfulness-Based Therapy as Good as Meds for Depression, Study Says

Results suggest possible alternative to long-term drug use

4/21/2015
Many Young Adults With Autism Face Unemployment, Isolation

Report highlights need for more services for this age group

4/17/2015
1 in 3 Teen Boys Sexually Assaulted Tries Suicide, Study Finds

Psychologist calls for greater support for all victims -- female and male

4/16/2015
Humans Can't Resist Those Puppy-Dog Eyes

Levels of hormone that triggers bonding increase in dogs, owners during extended gazes, study shows

4/15/2015
Could Taking Acetaminophen Dull Your Happiness?

In study, people showed more muted responses to photos after taking pill best known as Tylenol

4/15/2015
Depression Plus Diabetes May Boost Dementia Risk

Each threatens brain health, and combination is worse, study suggests

4/15/2015
Doctors Often Ignore Parents' Concerns About Autism in Young Kids: Study

Research suggests that needless delays in diagnosis, treatment, occur as a result

4/15/2015
College Kids Text on Dates, in Shower, at Funerals: Survey

Most know it's bad behavior but can't help themselves, research shows

4/14/2015
Depression, Insomnia, Fatigue Are the Stuff of Nightmares

Study found all three factors appear to be linked to a raised risk of bad dreams

4/13/2015
A Grateful Heart May Be a Healthy Heart

Keeping a gratitude journal seems to reduce cardiac risk factors, study finds

4/10/2015
Family Stress May Figure in Soldiers' Suicide Risk

Findings suggest need to support those at home, expert says

4/9/2015
Facelifts May Make Women Seem More Likable, Study Suggests

But this doesn't mean they'll be happier, expert says

4/9/2015
Young Adults Respond to Graphic Cigarette Warnings

Study findings suggest seeing is believing

4/8/2015
Black Women Less Likely to Struggle With Depression Than Whites: Survey

Where women live also appears to affect mental health disorder rates

4/8/2015
1 in 10 Americans Has Anger Issues and Access to Guns: Survey

Checking history of misdemeanors might help pinpoint those at risk of violence, researchers say

4/8/2015
Family Stress Linked to Teen Obesity in Study

Efforts to keep childhood weight in check need to take home environment into account, researcher says

4/7/2015
Lonely Seniors Visit Doctors More Often

Study findings suggest increasing social connections might reduce health costs

4/6/2015
Older Execs Bring Pluses, Minuses to the Job

Tests employers use found better verbal skills but less ability to reason in older job applicants

4/5/2015
Education Doesn't Guarantee Happiness

Mental well-being similar across socioeconomic levels, study finds

4/3/2015
Exercise Might Boost Mental Function in People With Schizophrenia

Aerobic activity offers many benefits, but study needs to be duplicated, researcher says

4/3/2015
Signs of Anxiety Might Cost You That Job

One giveaway: speaking too slowly, study says

4/3/2015
Violent Video Games Don't Influence Kids' Behavior: Study

It's the amount of time spent gaming that has a greater impact, researchers contend

4/1/2015
All That Googling May Make People Feel Smarter Than They Are

In study, Internet searches seemed to boost users' sense of their own knowledge base

4/1/2015
'Exploding Head Syndrome' Surprisingly Common Among Young People

Complaint -- awakening due to loud, nonexistent noises -- was previously associated with old age

4/1/2015
Serving in Iraq, Afghanistan Not Behind Rising Suicide Rates in Military: Study

Instead, difficulty with returning to civilian life appears to increase risk, experts say

3/28/2015
People May Grow More Trusting With Age, Study Finds

And that could mean more happiness, too, researchers say

3/25/2015
Could Smoggy Air Raise Your Anxiety Level?

Possibly, one study suggests, while another links pollution to increased stroke risk

3/20/2015
Parents' Attitude May Be Key to Pre-Game Jitters in Kids

Anxieties over performance transmit easily from parent to child, study suggests

3/19/2015
A Sense of Purpose May Benefit Your Brain

Study finds seniors with a positive mental state less likely to have cerebral tissue damage

3/19/2015
Can Fish Oil Help Boys With ADHD Pay Attention?

Perhaps, but it won't take the place of medication, expert says

3/19/2015
Joblessness Triples Odds for Depression in Young Adults

But researchers don't know if unemployment contributes to depression or depression contributes to unemployment

3/18/2015
3/18/2015
Antipsychotics May Be Deadlier Than Thought for Dementia Patients

The drugs are use to treat delusions, hallucinations, agitation and aggression

3/13/2015
How to Get a Man to Open His Wallet for Charity

Remind him that needy causes may affect his personal interests, researchers suggest

3/12/2015
Are Liberals Happier Than Conservatives?

New study suggests that may be true, but it all depends on how you define and measure happiness, researchers say

3/12/2015
Cochlear Implants May Also Boost Seniors' Mood, Thinking: Study

Older people with severe hearing loss who received the devices had less depression, better mental skills

3/12/2015
Study Highlights Complexity of 'Hearing Voices'

Many people 'hear' multiple characters, along with having bodily sensations

3/11/2015
Speaking Skills Key to Getting Hired, Study Finds

Pitch for job was more convincing when evaluators heard it than when they read it

3/11/2015
Some Emotions May Spur Urge to Pick or Pull at Skin, Hair, Nails

Study finds boredom, frustration, impatience fuel repetitive, body-focused behaviors in certain people