Psychology and Mental Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

12/3/2014
Nearly 1 in 12 Americans Struggles With Depression, Study Finds

But, just a third of severely depressed people have sought help

12/1/2014
Testosterone May Not Deliver Victory for Athletes, Study Found

Cross-country runners showed a spike in the 'male hormone' during race, regardless of finishing time

11/28/2014
How to Help Someone Grieving in the Holiday Season

'Let them know you care,' says expert

11/28/2014
Best to Be Honest About Your Relationship With Your Boss

It's likely to improve your job performance, researchers say

11/24/2014
Rx for Better Health Care: Kindness and Compassion

Data suggests that gentler, thoughtful approach helps boost patient outcomes, experts say

11/24/2014
Talk Therapy Linked To Lower Suicide Risk

Danish study finds multiple sessions help prevent repeat attempts at ending life

11/21/2014
Being the Boss Tied to Depression Risk for Women, But Not Men

Women in powerful positions may be judged harshly, researcher says

11/17/2014
Trust Is Key to Curbing West Africa Ebola Outbreak, Study Finds

Early in epidemic, many in Guinea were skeptical of Red Cross workers' messages regarding the disease

11/17/2014
Many Teens Suffer 'Cyber' Dating Abuse, Study Suggests

Researcher said the participants were part of 'high-risk' population

11/7/2014
A 'Purpose in Life' May Extend Yours

Study found older people who felt life had meaning had better survival

11/6/2014
'Unconditional Regard' Buoys Kids' Self-Esteem

Study finds children who know friends will always care are more resilient

11/6/2014
The Golden Years Don't Glitter for All

Life satisfaction in later years is highest in wealthy, English-speaking countries, study finds

11/5/2014
Want to Be a Leader? Cultivate a Healthy Look

The appearance of fitness trumps a look of intelligence, study says

11/4/2014
Are Your Heart Symptoms All in Your Head?

For 1 in 5 patients with chest pain, there's no evident physical cause, study says

11/3/2014
'Purpose in Life' a Boon to Your Health

Study found those who felt their life had meaning were more likely to get screening tests such as colonoscopies, mammograms

11/3/2014
End-of-Life Care Discussions May Miss Patient Priorities

Care preferences, prognosis, values, fears important to the ill and their family

10/30/2014
Health Tip: Why People Seek Counseling

Helps deal with a host of issues

10/27/2014
Even Depression May Not Dim Thoughts of Bright Future

But study found optimism could be a double-edged sword among those with the disorder

10/24/2014
Dark Days Here for Folks With Seasonal Depression

Expert offers tips to compensate for reduced light exposure

10/23/2014
'Exposure Therapy' May Relieve Prolonged Grief Disorder

Reliving the death of a loved one can help survivors, researchers say

10/23/2014
Teen Conflicts Spill Over to Other Areas of Their Lives

Home troubles affect school life, school issues affect home, researchers report

10/22/2014
Hospital Study Offers Solutions to 'Alarm Fatigue'

2.5 million beeps, bleeps sounded in one month at one U.S. medical center

10/21/2014
Ebola Anxiety: A Bigger Threat Now Than the Virus Itself

Mental health experts offer antidotes to what they see as unnecessary worry on some Americans' part

10/20/2014
'Desensitized' Parents Let Kids Watch More Movie Violence, Sex

Study found that as parents viewed more of it themselves, they became more lax about how much kids could see

10/17/2014
Two-Pronged Program Looks Best for Helping Smokers Quit

Behavioral counseling plus medication beats other strategies, study finds

10/17/2014
Dads Face Guilt About Workouts, Just Like Moms Do

Both parents tend to view exercise as a selfish behavior that takes up family time, researcher says

10/17/2014
Upbeat Walking Style Might Lift Your Mood

Negativity less likely in people with a positive gait, study says

10/17/2014
Family Acceptance Key to Curbing Teen Suicides, Study Shows

Validation by peers also decreased likelihood of self-harm

10/17/2014
Peak Pain Level Main Factor in Negative Childbirth Memories: Study

Length of labor didn't seem to influence recollections of pain, researchers found