Psychology and Mental Health News

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9/18/2015
FDA Approves New Drug for Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder

Vraylar is an atypical antipsychotic taken once a day

9/18/2015
Parents Should Be Involved in Teen's Bulimia Treatment: Study

Recovery is faster when family is part of therapy, researchers find

9/18/2015
Workday Breaks Help Employees Reboot, Researchers Say

Brief time away from work seems to improve energy and well-being

9/17/2015
Antidepressant Paxil Isn't Safe for Teens, New Analysis Says

Review of study data contradicts findings reported in 2001

9/16/2015
Dog Owners Help Scientists Get Inside Pooches' Minds

Playing games with their pets yields 'quality data'

9/16/2015
Brain Scans May Take Guesswork Out of Schizophrenia Treatment

Goal is to help physicians make better drug choices for psychotic patients

9/14/2015
Jumbo Portions Lead to Overeating, Study Confirms

Researchers recommend curbs on size, availability of fattening foods

9/14/2015
Football Fans May Overestimate Chances of Favorite NFL Team

Study finds followers, dedicated sports reporters have 'optimism bias'

9/12/2015
Peer Pressure May Have a Silver Lining

Teens with close friends were more likely to be in good health by age 27, study found

9/11/2015
Constant Social Media Presence May Jeopardize Teens' Mental Health

Adolescents could be more vulnerable than adults, expert says

9/11/2015
Long Nursing Shifts Linked to Job Dissatisfaction

Greater burnout could lead to mistakes, poor care, researchers caution

9/11/2015
Money Doesn't Buy 'Tweeners' Self-Esteem

Study finds purchases of 'cool' things, nice clothing may actually increase bad feelings

9/11/2015
California Right-to-Die Measure Could Soon Become Law

If approved, it would let doctors prescribe life-ending drugs to patients expected to die within 6 months

9/10/2015
Soft Skin of Others May Be an Illusion, Study Says

Pleasant sensation through touch may help build social bonds, researchers suggest

9/9/2015
Could Young Men's Low Heart Rate Predict Violent Crime?

Researchers find a link but not cause-and-effect relationship

9/9/2015
Delirium in Older Surgical Patients Threatens Recovery

Sudden confusion is a postoperative complication linked to longer hospital stays, researchers say

9/8/2015
Forgiveness May Boost Older Women's Moods

But when apology is unrequited, older men are at greater risk of depression

9/8/2015
Think Genes Drive Obesity? You May Eat Less Healthy

In study, people who thought DNA dictated their body weight had worse diets and exercised less

9/8/2015
Could Psychedelic Drugs Be Good Medicine for Some?

Preliminary research suggests potential benefits for psychiatric disorders, substance abuse

9/4/2015
Psychopaths May Not Yawn Along With You

Not responding to this normally 'contagious' cue might signal a lack of empathy, researchers suggest

9/4/2015
Antipsychotic Drugs Will Become More Affordable, Study Predicts

With patents expiring, access for Medicaid patients will likely expand

9/4/2015
Go Ahead and Cry, You'll Feel Better

Release of emotions appears to lift mood later, study says

9/4/2015
People Perceive Tall Men in 30s as Most Dominant

Psychological trend may have bearing on politics, Hollywood, researchers said

9/4/2015
Seniors Getting Smarter, Research Shows

But mental and physical health is declining at the same time

9/3/2015
Mentally Ill Inmates Prone to Violence After Release: Study

Researchers also see trouble for those with substance-abuse problems; call for social support plus psychiatric care

9/1/2015
Many Say Mental Health Care Is Vital, But Often Tough to Get

Survey of U.S. adults finds concerns about accessibility, expense

8/31/2015
Impulsive, Agitated Behaviors May Be Warning Signs for Suicide

New study of more than 2,800 people with depression might give clearer clues to state of mind, experts say

8/28/2015
How Parents Add to Math Anxiety

Voicing concerns, helping with homework may increase child's fear, study finds

8/28/2015
Women Soldiers No More Likely to Develop PTSD, Study Finds

No reason to keep females from combat, researchers say

8/28/2015
'Goth' Teens Report More Depression, Self-Harm

But study findings didn't prove cause-and-effect, only showed an association

8/27/2015
How Reliable Are Psychology Studies? Half of Findings Couldn't Be Replicated

Healthy skepticism needed for some scientific claims, researcher says

8/26/2015
Mixed Findings on Pot's Effect on the Developing Brain

One of two new studies suggests marijuana use in teen years might be more harmful for males

8/25/2015
Men Who Feel Less Masculine May Be More Violent, Study Finds

Those not concerned about meeting 'male ideals' were least likely to assault others

8/21/2015
Main Dishes May Fall Flat After Stellar Appetizers

Want your entree to stand out? Use mediocre ingredients in your starter course, study suggests

8/21/2015
Single and Happy? Your View on Relationships May Be Key

For those who avoid drama, the single life may be more satisfying than having a partner, study suggests

8/20/2015
Psoriasis Linked to Higher Risk of Depression

Embarrassment, discomfort and concerns about drug side effects may play a role, experts say

8/19/2015
Good Moods Infectious Among Teens

Researchers say happy adolescents appear to help others avoid or recover from depression

8/18/2015
Video Games Linked to Aggression, Psychologists' Group Says

But link to actual violence is unclear, and other factors may be at play, APA task force says

8/17/2015
FDA Could Approve First Female Libido Pill Soon

But flibanserin's safety and effectiveness still being debated

8/17/2015
Neglecting Teen Health May Lead to Bigger Problems as Adults

More depression, poorer health reported at age 30, study says

8/14/2015
Clubs, Adult Support Can Help Kids Stay Slim

Being active and having positive role models is key, new study finds

8/14/2015
More American Children Diagnosed With ADHD

U.S. Food and Drug Administration offers tips on coping with attention disorder

8/14/2015
How to Mend a Broken Heart? Your Gender May Matter

Men don't process experience or seek support to cope with end of relationships, experts say

8/13/2015
Tuning Into Your Favorite Music May Boost Post-Op Recovery

Review of 72 studies on the subject does show a benefit, experts say

8/12/2015
Scientists May Have Found 'Marker' for Schizophrenia

Brain changes exist before mental illness is diagnosed, researchers say

8/10/2015
At Dutch Euthanasia Clinic, Requests From People 'Tired of Living'

Experts worry about 'slippery slope,' where aid in dying is more widely granted

8/10/2015
Spirituality May Benefit Cancer Patients

Studies find those with strong beliefs may have better mental and physical health

8/10/2015
Many U.S. Adults Sext, and It May Even Help Some Relationships

Survey found three-quarters do so in context of a committed couple

8/7/2015
Deep-Voiced Politicians May Have Advantage: Study

Whether male or female, those who speak in a lower pitch portray power

8/7/2015
Parents' Happiness Key to How Big Families Grow

Study finds couples are less likely to have second child if their emotional well-being declines