Psychology and Mental Health News

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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

1/28/2015
Study Underscores Power of Placebo Effect

Parkinson's patients given fake drugs fared better on 'more expensive' medication

1/28/2015
ADHD Linked to Earlier Use of Illicit Drugs in Teens: Study

But one expert stressed that treatment for the disorder may curb those impulses

1/27/2015
Student Loans Take Emotional Toll on Young Adults

As college debts mount, so do depressive symptoms, study says

1/26/2015
Could Premature Birth Affect Adult Relationships, Self-Esteem?

Young people who were born preemies start having sex later than their peers, study finds

1/26/2015
Reducing Work-Family Conflict May Improve Sleep

When managers and employees got more support in workplace, everyone got more rest, study says

1/26/2015
Troubled Boys, Girls Have Sex Earlier, Study Finds

Disruptive behavior at age 5 was predictive in boys, age 10 for girls

1/22/2015
Study Hints That 'Video Feedback' Therapy May Help Curb Autism

Research suggests an effect for at-risk babies, but more study is needed, expert says

1/21/2015
Dealing With a Hostile Boss

Retaliation makes some workers feel less like victims, study finds

1/20/2015
Therapy Dogs Help Cancer Patients Cope With Tough Treatments

'I would've stopped the treatment, but I wanted to come see the dog'

1/20/2015
Walking Group a Step Toward Better Health, Researchers Say

Your heart rate, cholesterol and even depression might improve, study suggests

1/16/2015
Music Resonates Across Cultures, Study Suggests

People from different societies respond to melodies, even unfamiliar ones

1/16/2015
Life Satisfaction Linked to Bone Health in Older Women

Good spirits may be as important as lifestyle habits, researchers say

1/15/2015
1 in 5 Adults With Epilepsy Also Has ADHD Symptoms: Study

Experts say that controlling seizures may help alleviate other psychiatric symptoms

1/15/2015
When Women Think Men Prefer Bigger Gals, They're Happier With Their Weight

Study found a link between men's reported views on female bodies and a woman's own body image

1/14/2015
ADHD Drug Might Help Treat Binge-Eating Disorder, Study Suggests

But therapy is preferable to medication, one expert says

1/14/2015
Therapists Must Ease Patients' Fear When Treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Study

Many with condition are afraid exercise will make the condition worse

1/13/2015
Tuning In to Music May Ease Kids' Post-Op Pain, Study Finds

Listening to favorite songs, even audiobooks, seemed to ease discomfort

1/13/2015
Straight Men More Prone to Jealousy Over Sexual Infidelity: Study

But emotional infidelity more upsetting to straight women, researchers add

1/13/2015
An Optimistic Outlook May Be Good for Your Heart

Study of more than 5,100 adults found a strong correlation between the two

1/12/2015
Happy Childhood May Be Good for Your Heart

Study found those in safe, secure families were more likely to practice healthy habits

1/12/2015
Cancer Survivors May Struggle for Years With Mental, Physical Problems

Survey finds financial health often suffers, too

1/12/2015
Autism Signs May Be Missed in Short Checkups

Typical behaviors often exceed atypical ones and mislead clinicians in brief assessments, study finds

1/9/2015
You're Unlikely to Get a Skin Infection From a Spider's Bite, Review Finds

Expert thinks this common worry may create unnecessary fear of arachnids

1/8/2015
Does He Post a Lot of 'Selfies'? He Might Be a Narcissist

Guys who spent lots of time editing self-portraits also ranked high in self-interest, study found

1/8/2015
Alcohol Taxes Up, Binge Drinking Down?

Study finds lower rates in states with higher tariffs

1/8/2015
Petty 'Crimes' Sometimes Tied to Dementia

Thefts, traffic violations may be first signs of mental decline, researchers say

1/8/2015
Health Tip: Is It Grief or Depression?

How to determine the difference

1/7/2015
Despite Resolutions, Food Bills Go Up After New Year's

Consumers seem to stick with calorie-rich favorites from the holiday season, research shows

1/7/2015
Bullies and Their Victims May Be at Higher Risk of Suicide

Study found highest odds for suicide in bullied people who were also bullies themselves

12/31/2014
New Year Often Ushers in Pledge to Quit Drinking

Addiction expert offers tips on getting treatment

12/30/2014
Parent's Suicide Attempt Makes Child's Much More Likely: Study

Suicidal behavior appears to run in families, with certain conditions putting kids at higher risk

12/29/2014
'Tis the Season for Seasonal Affective Disorder

Expert explains this type of depression, including symptoms to watch for

12/29/2014
For Anorexic Men, the Focus Is on Muscle

Collected data shows a 'paradox,' with men becoming malnourished as they try to bulk up

12/23/2014
Scans May Spot People Who'll Benefit From Surgery for OCD

MRI looks at a brain structure in patients who haven't benefited from standard treatments

12/23/2014
Terrorism Fears May Shorten Your Life, Study Finds

Constant anxiety increases risk of heart attack, stroke

12/22/2014
Mother's Depression Tied to Later Delinquency in Kids

Treating parent's mental health issues is critical, experts say

12/19/2014
Cocaine, Amphetamines May Up Injection Drug Users' Suicide Risk

These substances doubled the likelihood of an attempt, study says

12/13/2014
Constant Email Checks Can Leave You Stressed

People felt less stressed when they checked only three times a day, study finds

12/12/2014
Fear of Police Keeps Many Hispanics From Calling 911, Study Says

Researchers explore barriers to cardiac arrest treatment

12/12/2014
Smoking May Make It Tougher to Quit Problem Drinking: Study

Those addicted to cigarettes spend less time in treatment for drinking problem

12/11/2014
Almost Half of U.S. Kids Suffer Traumatic Stress, Study Shows

Teaching adults in their lives how to heal may be best first step, researchers say

12/11/2014
Health Tip: Handle Emotions in a Healthy Way

Don't let them get the best of you

12/10/2014
Anti-Smoking Campaign Successful and Cost-Effective, CDC Says

Ads featured advice from former smokers

12/6/2014
Women Can Outperform Men in Financial Negotiations, Study Shows

Researchers say certain situations favor females: similar past experience, bargaining for others

12/5/2014
Most Americans Agree With Right-to-Die Movement

74 percent now believe terminally ill should have choice to end their lives, HealthDay/Harris Poll finds

12/4/2014
Study Finds Need for Improved Schizophrenia Care

As many as 4 in 10 seeking help after first episode are medicated inappropriately, researchers say