Psychology and Mental Health News

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10/17/2014
Two-Pronged Program Looks Best for Helping Smokers Quit

Behavioral counseling plus medication beats other strategies, study finds

10/17/2014
Dads Face Guilt About Workouts, Just Like Moms Do

Both parents tend to view exercise as a selfish behavior that takes up family time, researcher says

10/17/2014
Upbeat Walking Style Might Lift Your Mood

Negativity less likely in people with a positive gait, study says

10/17/2014
Family Acceptance Key to Curbing Teen Suicides, Study Shows

Validation by peers also decreased likelihood of self-harm

10/17/2014
Peak Pain Level Main Factor in Negative Childbirth Memories: Study

Length of labor didn't seem to influence recollections of pain, researchers found

10/16/2014
More Evidence That Exercise May Help Fight Depression

But low mood can be a barrier to physical activity, study finds

10/16/2014
Obesity and Depression Often Twin Ills, Study Finds

Nature of connection isn't clear, but both conditions can be treated, experts say

10/15/2014
Teen Girls May Face Greater Risk of Depression

Relationship-related stress contributes to higher rates, researchers say

10/15/2014
Just Try Getting an Appointment With a Psychiatrist

Of 360 U.S. doctors called in study, only one-quarter agreed to see 'patient'

10/15/2014
Family Support Tied to Safer Sex for Young Gay Males: Study

Closeness, open discussions with parents may help prevent risky sexual behavior, findings suggest

10/13/2014
Calm, Positive Family Meals May Help Keep Kids Slim

Having both parents present, eating in kitchen also linked to healthier weights, researchers report

10/10/2014
Americans Increasingly Anxious About Ebola: Poll

Harris Poll/HealthDay survey finds jump in number of people who say virus is 'major threat' to United States

10/8/2014
Schools Key to Reaching Kids With Mental Health Needs, Experts Say

Left untreated, children may suffer long-term damage

10/7/2014
Using Social Media to Manage Your Moods?

Study finds that misery loves company, and vice verse

10/7/2014
Teens With Cerebral Palsy Report High Quality of Life in Survey

But peer support was often lacking, and pain and severe motor impairment affected happiness

10/6/2014
Cancer Diagnosis Can Take Toll on Mental Health, Study Finds

Breast cancer particularly troubling, researchers report

10/6/2014
Marriage Break-Up Rates Similar for Gay, Straight Couples: Study

Research tracked U.S. national data on marriage and 'marriage-like' unions from 2009-12

10/6/2014
Addiction Treatment Key to Curbing Violence in Mentally Ill: Study

Tackling drug use at the outset curbs odds of aggression, study says

10/6/2014
Teen 'Sexting' Often Precedes Actual Sex, Study Finds

Researcher says don't throw out the phone, do discuss safe behavior

10/3/2014
Pets Really Are Like People's Children, Brain Scans Suggest

Mothers respond similarly to photos of their kids, their dogs

10/3/2014
Drug Addiction Seen as 'Moral Failing,' Survey Finds

Public sentiment more accepting of mental illness, researchers say

10/3/2014
The Obese Are Frequent Targets for Cyberbullies

'Fat' jokes, other negative messages common on social media sites, and women are often singled out, study finds

10/2/2014
Mini-Strokes May Lead to PTSD, Study Finds

Fear, depression and anxiety might follow a transient ischemic attack, researchers say

10/2/2014
Human Brain's Cerebellum Evolved at Surprising Speed, Study Finds

Expert sees 'new frontier' in the study of human thinking

10/1/2014
Jealous, Moody Women May Face Higher Alzheimer's Risk, Study Says

Chronic stress, neuroticism in midlife linked to doubled odds of dementia, researchers suggest

10/1/2014
A Little Booze Does Get Men Smiling, Study Confirms

The liquid social lubricant seems to foster 'contagious' grinning among guys

9/30/2014
Spacing Between Sibling Births Tied to Autism Risk in Study

But authors, expert stressed that couples shouldn't base family planning on this finding

9/30/2014
When It Comes to Sex Partners, Men Prefer Younger Women: Study

Researchers found women likelier to seek mates around their own age

9/29/2014
Emotional Life Lingers for Alzheimer's Patients, Even as Memory Fades

Study found that feelings tied to a loved one's visits remain, even if patient soon fails to recall the event

9/26/2014
Behavioral Therapy Deemed Best for Social Phobia

But finding a specialist isn't easy, experts say

9/26/2014
Health Tip: Health Tip: Are Your Teeth in a Grind?

Suggestions for people who grind teeth

9/25/2014
Nature Walks With Others May Keep Depression at Bay

Study found they lowered stress levels, lifted spirits after illness, job loss, divorce, death of loved one

9/25/2014
Researchers Evaluate Blood Test for Psychosis

Study provides insight into schizophrenia

9/25/2014
Special Therapy May Help Relieve 'Complicated Grief'

Standard depression treatment is less successful after a loved one dies, study finds

9/25/2014
Many Kids With ADHD May Be Missing Out on Talk Therapy

Study finds just one in four taking medication gets additional treatment

9/24/2014
Study: Family-Based Therapy Can Aid Those With Anorexia

Teaching parents to help their children with eating behaviors may lead to faster weight gain, researchers say

9/23/2014
Job Worries Can Raise Asthma Risk, Study Says

Findings support idea that work-related stress contributes to development of respiratory disorder

9/19/2014
Family Squabbles Can Derail Recovery From Cancer Surgery

Study finds infection, other complications more likely for patients with difficult lives

9/18/2014
Grief Can Weigh on Immune System in Older Folks, Study Says

Those who are bereaved may be more likely to develop infections, researchers suggest

9/18/2014
Mentors May Steer Young People Toward More Rewarding Careers

The result: Greater authority, responsibility likelier early on, study says

9/18/2014
One Dose of Antidepressant Changes Brain Connections, Study Says

Researchers eventually hope to predict who will respond to a drug and who won't

9/17/2014
More Than One Kind of Message May Convince Smokers to Quit, Study Says

Using both positive, negative wording on labels could have the most effect, researchers report

9/16/2014
Blood Test Spots Adult Depression: Study

It's as accurate as current methods, but can also confirm recovery, researchers contend

9/12/2014
Stem Cell Research Offers Clues About Schizophrenia

Findings could point to new drugs for the brain disorder, researchers say

9/12/2014
Sunny Skies Tied to Suicide Rates

Austrian researchers find short-term sunshine increases risk, longer-term lowers it

9/11/2014
Aggressive People May Process Violence's Impact Differently

Brain scans revealed varying effects of watching hostile actions in the media

9/11/2014
'Fat Shaming' Doesn't Motivate Obese People to Lose Weight: Study

This type of discrimination may actually lead to weight gain, researchers say

9/11/2014
Obese People May Be More Vulnerable to Food Cues

Eating might be less rewarding and more habitual for them, research suggests

9/10/2014
Puberty Suppression Benefits Gender-Questioning Teens: Study

Those who do pursue sex reassignment 'will have an easier time of it,' expert says

9/10/2014
Failed Infertility Treatment Linked to Worse Mental Health in Study

All women who undergo treatment should receive psychological support, researchers suggest