Psychology and Mental Health News

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9/8/2014
Sibling Bullies May Leave Lasting Effects

Study links harassment at home to higher levels of depression, anxiety

9/4/2014
Smoking Banned in More Than 80 Percent of U.S. Homes: CDC

Researchers cite 'considerable progress' because of changing social norms

9/3/2014
People With OCD May Have Higher Odds for Schizophrenia: Study

But the absolute risk to any one person with obsessive-compulsive disorder remains very small, experts say

9/3/2014
Personal Reminders Seem to Boost Mammography Rates

Signed letter from family doctor generates greater response, study finds

9/2/2014
Melatonin Doesn't Curb Delirium After Surgery

Study finds hormone supplements have no effect on elderly patients' confusion

9/2/2014
'Pot Addiction' May Be Real, Study Suggests

Many teen marijuana users exhibited withdrawal symptoms when they tried to quit, researchers say

9/1/2014
Family Meals May Defuse Cyberbullying's Impact, Study Says

Support, communication appear to be buffers

8/28/2014
Parents' Fights May Strain Bonds With Their Kids

On days that mom and dad argue, they treat their children differently, study finds

8/28/2014
Electrical Pulses to Scalp May Boost Memory: Study

But years of research remain before this therapy could treat brain disorders, experts say

8/27/2014
Scientists 'Rewrite' Bad Memories in Mice

Manipulation of brain cells can switch negative emotions to positive ones, researchers say

8/27/2014
Overconfident Folks May Blind Others to Their Real Abilities

This self-deception can lead to risk taking, and problems for institutions that promote such people, study suggests

8/27/2014
Do Antidepressants in Pregnancy Raise Risks for Mental Woes in Kids?

New study discounts pills' link to autism, but suggests ties to ADHD

8/22/2014
One Part of the Brain Doesn't Age, Study Suggests

Spatial attention skills don't seem to decline over time

8/22/2014
Simple Steps Make Shots Less Scary for Kids, Nurse Says

Parents can help their children handle the sting of getting vaccinated

8/21/2014
Talk Therapy Plus Meds May Be Best for Severe Depression

But combination isn't better than drugs alone for those with mild or chronic mood disorder, study says

8/21/2014
Kids With Autism Have Extra Brain Connections, Study Says

Too many of these 'synapses' could be a problem, but medicines might someday help prune them away

8/19/2014
Hospital Discharge a Key Time to Help Smokers Quit

New study finds that follow-up monitoring and care is crucial

8/19/2014
Many With Schizophrenia Say They're Happy: Study

Finding is valuable, researchers say, because coping mechanisms can be taught to others

8/19/2014
Certain Antipsychotic Meds Tied to Kidney Problems in Elderly

'Off-label' use to treat dementia-related behavior may carry significant risks, study finds

8/19/2014
Education Linked to Activity Levels During the Week

College grads exercise more on Saturday, Sunday, while high school dropouts more active on weekdays, study finds

8/19/2014
Good Neighbors Are Good for Your Heart, Study Says

People who felt like they were a part of their community had lower risk of heart attack

8/18/2014
Co-Workers Take Dim View of Women Who Seek Flex Time: Study

But men who seek time for kids are viewed positively, researchers find

8/15/2014
Natural Lighting Brightens Nurses' Outlook, Study Says

Patient safety, satisfaction may improve as a result

8/15/2014
Robin Williams Had Early Stage Parkinson's Disease, Wife Reveals

Psychiatrist says you can't necessarily link the nerve disease diagnosis with his suicide

8/14/2014
Worker Layoffs Tied to Rise in Teen Suicides, Study Finds

Effect was most prominent among girls and black teens

8/14/2014
Robin Williams Had Parkinson's Disease, Wife Says

He wasn't ready to share diagnosis publicly before he took his life this week, she revealed

8/14/2014
Employees Benefit From Natural Light, Study Finds

Sunshine-exposed workers slept better, had better quality of life, researchers say

8/13/2014
Study Hints at Link Between Poor Sleep, Suicide Risk

But the research involving older adults doesn't prove cause and effect

8/12/2014
Robin Williams' Death Shines Light on Depression, Substance Abuse

Doctors say there are effective treatments for both disorders that can help many people

8/8/2014
Older Adults Sharpest in the Morning, Study Finds

This might be best time of day to schedule mentally challenging tasks

8/7/2014
Fitness May Help Ward Off Depression in Girls

Being in good physical condition likely to help boys avoid the blues too, expert says

8/6/2014
Pride Over Weight Loss May Help Drive Anorexia

Researchers see need to redirect positive emotions

8/5/2014
Lidocaine Injection May Help Treat Fibromyalgia, Study Suggests

But experts wonder how much of the benefit is due to placebo effect

8/5/2014
Need to Spot a Narcissist? Just Ask Them

Study suggests that the truly self-obsessed will agree with statement, 'I am a narcissist'

8/4/2014
More Young Adults Getting Mental Health Care Under Obamacare: Study

Increase was slight, but a good sign that law is working, researchers report

8/4/2014
Preschoolers Can Suffer From Depression, Too

Study finds that these kids may be plagued by the condition throughout childhood

7/31/2014
Hairdo Trumps Exercise for Many Black Women, Study Finds

But shift toward lower-maintenance styles may free some up for physical activity

7/31/2014
Burnout Common Among Transplant Surgeons, Study Reveals

40 percent admit to feeling emotionally exhausted, researchers report

7/31/2014
Civilian Life, Not Combat, May Drive Many Veterans to Drink

Returning Guardsmen need help coping with family, money and job problems, experts say

7/30/2014
Even Thinking an Odor is Harmful May Spur Asthma Symptoms

Study finds people's negative expectations can play a role in flare-ups

7/30/2014
Gardens a Center of Calm for People With Dementia

Review found some evidence it helped soothe, distract sufferers, but safeguards important

7/30/2014
Could a Blood Test Predict Suicide Risk?

Certain gene-based chemical changes seem to accompany suicidal behavior, study finds

7/29/2014
Dieting at Young Age Often Backfires, Study Says

Researchers find later risk for obesity, alcohol abuse and eating disorders

7/29/2014
Extra Exercise Could Help Depressed Smokers Quit: Study

Withdrawal symptoms, cravings are harder on people with mood disorders, researchers say

7/29/2014
Wider Face May Give You an Edge in Negotiations

But it's not an asset in matters requiring compromise, study finds

7/28/2014
Facial Dimensions May Be Key to First Impressions

Findings especially relevant to social media's obsession with 'selfies,' researchers say

7/27/2014
Wives' Higher Education May Not Affect Divorce Rate

Couples with equal levels of academic achievement less likely to split than if husbands have more, study finds

7/25/2014
Distractions Seem More Troublesome With Age

Seniors scored worse on tests than young adults, study says

7/22/2014
Gene Discoveries Could Shed New Light on Schizophrenia

Suspect DNA often tied to neurological 'pathways' centered on brain cell communication, experts say

7/18/2014
Soldiers' Use of Mental Health Services Up, Stigma Down, Study Finds

But two-thirds who need care still don't seek it, researchers say