Psychology and Mental Health News

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5/27/2015
Hallucinations, Delusions Uncommon in General Population: Study

Women, people in wealthier nations more likely to experience these psychotic experiences

5/26/2015
Heed the Warning Signs of Teen Suicide, Experts Say

Withdrawal, changes in daily habits can signal trouble

5/26/2015
Hospice May Help Ease Depression After Loss of Spouse

Study suggests improved coping for those whose loved ones had end-of-life care

5/24/2015
Depression Linked to Death of Many Heart Failure Patients

Researcher recommends counseling as first step

5/22/2015
Depression May Intensify Anger in Veterans With PTSD: Study

Aggressive outbursts can unleash harm to others or to soldiers themselves, researchers say

5/21/2015
Over 4 Million Working Americans Suffer From Anxiety Disorders

Illness can be debilitating, but treatment is available so workers can stay productive, experts say

5/20/2015
Depression Tied to Some Risk of Parkinson's Disease

Swedish study finds association, but overall risk is low -- only about 1 percent

5/20/2015
Bullied as a Kid, Obese as a Grown-up?

Study finds link between childhood victimization and adult health problems

5/19/2015
Antidepressants Ease Postpartum Depression, Study Finds

But breast-feeding moms should talk with doctor about risks and benefits of drugs, researchers say

5/16/2015
Clowning Around May Be Good Medicine for Kids Facing Surgery

Study found real psychological benefits for kids, plus lower medical bills

5/15/2015
Learning Daily Skills Prepares Kids With Autism for Adult Life

Those who can clean house and make meals more likely to be employed, study says

5/14/2015
Men in Red May Seem Aggressive, Angry

Study might have you think about your 'fashion statement'

5/13/2015
Common Sports, Hobbies Often Popular Among People With Autism

Study undercuts notion that these individuals only focus on specialized pursuits

5/13/2015
'Medical Marijuana' Pill Falls Short in Dementia Study

Researchers had hoped to ease anxiety, agitation and wandering

5/13/2015
Even Treated Depression May Raise Stroke Risk

Odds of a brain attack remained elevated after mental health symptoms improved, study finds

5/12/2015
Brain Injury Linked to Raised Risk of Road Rage

Understanding how head trauma affects driving behavior could help improve traffic safety, study says

5/8/2015
Miscarriage Misunderstood, Often Leaves Women With Guilt

Survey finds many think it is less common than it is, don't understand it is usually unavoidable

5/8/2015
Think More Sex Will Make You Happier? Think Again

Study of straight married couples found no emotional boost with more activity in the bedroom

5/8/2015
Mice May Yield Clues to Winter Depression

Brain research suggests time of year you're born could influence chances of seasonal affective disorder

5/8/2015
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder May Be Linked to Accelerated Aging

Study says condition might not be limited to mental health problems

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