Psychology and Mental Health News

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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

3/10/2015
Stress, Depression a 'Perfect Storm' of Trouble for Heart Patients

Study finds significant risk of heart attack or death in the short term

3/9/2015
Overindulgent Parents May Breed Narcissistic Children

Kids who were told they were better than others came to believe it, researchers report

3/9/2015
Employees Often Angry Over After-Work Texts, Emails

Researchers suggest companies develop guidelines for communicating outside office

3/9/2015
Young, Rural Americans at Greater Risk of Suicide: Study

Isolation, dearth of mental health services and wider access to guns cited by researchers

3/6/2015
Could Smartphones Lower Intelligence?

Study suggests that devices might promote lazy thinking and less brain use

3/6/2015
A Sense of Purpose May Help Your Heart

Study finds physical rewards in meaningful activity

3/5/2015
Easing Depression May Boost Heart Health, Study Finds

People with moderate to severe depression saw improved circulatory outcomes with antidepressants

3/5/2015
Study: Men Are the Narcissists of the Species

That may help explain the lack of women in leadership roles, researchers contend

3/5/2015
Teen Suicides by Hanging on the Rise Across U.S.

CDC urges doctors, others to look for warning signs

3/4/2015
Many Transplant Surgeons Suffer Burnout

Low sense of accomplishment, emotional exhaustion cited in survey

3/3/2015
Helping Student-Athletes With Mental Health Issues

Guidelines issued for U.S. high schools

2/27/2015
Belief in Acupuncture Key to Effect on Back Pain, Study Suggests

Doctor says finding illustrates power of placebo effect

2/26/2015
ADHD May Raise Odds for Premature Death

Risk is small, but a sign the disorder is a serious problem, experts say

2/25/2015
Risk of Violent Crime Rises With Depression, Study Finds

But doctors may be more likely to focus on self-harm, suicide

2/24/2015
Younger Women Often Ignore Signs of Heart Attack

Study participants, from 30 to 55 years old, said they were reluctant to trigger false alarm

2/24/2015
After Blowing Their Stack, a Heart Attack

Explosive anger increased risk 8-fold, study found

2/24/2015
Mental Illness, Homelessness Linked to Heart Disease in Study

High smoking rates also considered a key contributor

2/20/2015
Hungry in the Department Store? Your Spending May Rise

Study finds ravenous people tend to purchase more nonfood items

2/19/2015
Mental Health Woes Common Among Homeless Kids, Study Finds

Exposure to poverty, violence and poor health care may up the odds

2/16/2015
Graphic Images on Cigarette Labels Affect Smokers' Brains: Study

Emotional pictures more memorable and reduce urge to smoke, researchers say

2/13/2015
What's in a Name? Perhaps a Mate, Study of Online Dating Suggests

It can be as important as an attractive photo, researchers say

2/11/2015
Mental Health Disorders May Shorten Life Span: Study

Researchers find people with psychiatric conditions live an average of 10 fewer years

2/11/2015
Coming Out at School Better for LGBT Youth, Study Finds

Disclosure of sexual orientation leads to better self-esteem, less depression, researchers say

2/9/2015
Loved Ones Caring for Brain-Injured Veterans May Face Health Risks

Study found high levels of substance linked to inflammation in caregivers who felt anger, blame

2/6/2015
Stigma Keeps Employees From Admitting to a Mental Illness: Study

But half of those surveyed said they'd want to help their co-worker

2/4/2015
Money Tops Americans' List of Stressors

Women, parents and younger adults most troubled, survey finds

2/4/2015
Certain Allergy, Depression Meds Tied to Higher Odds for Dementia

Class of drugs interferes with a key brain chemical, but study can't prove cause-and-effect

2/3/2015
Workers May Be Afraid to Discuss Job-Related Asthma

People seem to be worried about how disease might affect their employment, income, experts say

2/3/2015
Greek Fiscal Crisis Tied to Rise in Suicides

The sustained increase was larger among women than among men, study found

1/29/2015
Liberals, Independents Win Life Span Sweepstakes, Study Claims

But researchers can't pinpoint why they outlived Republicans, Democrats over 30 years