Psychology and Mental Health News

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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

10/16/2014
More Evidence That Exercise May Help Fight Depression

But low mood can be a barrier to physical activity, study finds

10/16/2014
Obesity and Depression Often Twin Ills, Study Finds

Nature of connection isn't clear, but both conditions can be treated, experts say

10/15/2014
Teen Girls May Face Greater Risk of Depression

Relationship-related stress contributes to higher rates, researchers say

10/15/2014
Just Try Getting an Appointment With a Psychiatrist

Of 360 U.S. doctors called in study, only one-quarter agreed to see 'patient'

10/15/2014
Family Support Tied to Safer Sex for Young Gay Males: Study

Closeness, open discussions with parents may help prevent risky sexual behavior, findings suggest

10/13/2014
Calm, Positive Family Meals May Help Keep Kids Slim

Having both parents present, eating in kitchen also linked to healthier weights, researchers report

10/10/2014
Americans Increasingly Anxious About Ebola: Poll

Harris Poll/HealthDay survey finds jump in number of people who say virus is 'major threat' to United States

10/8/2014
Schools Key to Reaching Kids With Mental Health Needs, Experts Say

Left untreated, children may suffer long-term damage

10/7/2014
Using Social Media to Manage Your Moods?

Study finds that misery loves company, and vice verse

10/7/2014
Teens With Cerebral Palsy Report High Quality of Life in Survey

But peer support was often lacking, and pain and severe motor impairment affected happiness

10/6/2014
Cancer Diagnosis Can Take Toll on Mental Health, Study Finds

Breast cancer particularly troubling, researchers report

10/6/2014
Marriage Break-Up Rates Similar for Gay, Straight Couples: Study

Research tracked U.S. national data on marriage and 'marriage-like' unions from 2009-12

10/6/2014
Addiction Treatment Key to Curbing Violence in Mentally Ill: Study

Tackling drug use at the outset curbs odds of aggression, study says

10/6/2014
Teen 'Sexting' Often Precedes Actual Sex, Study Finds

Researcher says don't throw out the phone, do discuss safe behavior

10/3/2014
Pets Really Are Like People's Children, Brain Scans Suggest

Mothers respond similarly to photos of their kids, their dogs

10/3/2014
Drug Addiction Seen as 'Moral Failing,' Survey Finds

Public sentiment more accepting of mental illness, researchers say

10/3/2014
The Obese Are Frequent Targets for Cyberbullies

'Fat' jokes, other negative messages common on social media sites, and women are often singled out, study finds

10/2/2014
Mini-Strokes May Lead to PTSD, Study Finds

Fear, depression and anxiety might follow a transient ischemic attack, researchers say

10/2/2014
Human Brain's Cerebellum Evolved at Surprising Speed, Study Finds

Expert sees 'new frontier' in the study of human thinking

10/1/2014
Jealous, Moody Women May Face Higher Alzheimer's Risk, Study Says

Chronic stress, neuroticism in midlife linked to doubled odds of dementia, researchers suggest

10/1/2014
A Little Booze Does Get Men Smiling, Study Confirms

The liquid social lubricant seems to foster 'contagious' grinning among guys

9/30/2014
Spacing Between Sibling Births Tied to Autism Risk in Study

But authors, expert stressed that couples shouldn't base family planning on this finding

9/30/2014
When It Comes to Sex Partners, Men Prefer Younger Women: Study

Researchers found women likelier to seek mates around their own age

9/29/2014
Emotional Life Lingers for Alzheimer's Patients, Even as Memory Fades

Study found that feelings tied to a loved one's visits remain, even if patient soon fails to recall the event

9/26/2014
Behavioral Therapy Deemed Best for Social Phobia

But finding a specialist isn't easy, experts say

9/26/2014
Health Tip: Health Tip: Are Your Teeth in a Grind?

Suggestions for people who grind teeth

9/25/2014
Nature Walks With Others May Keep Depression at Bay

Study found they lowered stress levels, lifted spirits after illness, job loss, divorce, death of loved one

9/25/2014
Researchers Evaluate Blood Test for Psychosis

Study provides insight into schizophrenia

9/25/2014
Special Therapy May Help Relieve 'Complicated Grief'

Standard depression treatment is less successful after a loved one dies, study finds

9/25/2014
Many Kids With ADHD May Be Missing Out on Talk Therapy

Study finds just one in four taking medication gets additional treatment

9/24/2014
Study: Family-Based Therapy Can Aid Those With Anorexia

Teaching parents to help their children with eating behaviors may lead to faster weight gain, researchers say

9/23/2014
Job Worries Can Raise Asthma Risk, Study Says

Findings support idea that work-related stress contributes to development of respiratory disorder

9/19/2014
Family Squabbles Can Derail Recovery From Cancer Surgery

Study finds infection, other complications more likely for patients with difficult lives

9/18/2014
Grief Can Weigh on Immune System in Older Folks, Study Says

Those who are bereaved may be more likely to develop infections, researchers suggest

9/18/2014
Mentors May Steer Young People Toward More Rewarding Careers

The result: Greater authority, responsibility likelier early on, study says

9/18/2014
One Dose of Antidepressant Changes Brain Connections, Study Says

Researchers eventually hope to predict who will respond to a drug and who won't