Psychology and Mental Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
2/10/2014
Teen Pregnancy Rates Much Higher for Girls With Serious Mental Illness: Study

But it's not clear from Canadian study if there's a direct connection

2/7/2014
Could People's Well-Being Affect Likelihood of Kidney Donation?

U.S. study finds those living in regions with greater happiness more likely to donate organs to strangers

2/7/2014
Feeling in Control? You Might Live Longer

For people with less education, study suggests attitude makes a difference in lifespan

2/6/2014
Schizophrenia Linked to Pregnancy Complications, Study Suggests

Rates of preterm births, C-sections and ICU treatment higher for mothers with the mental illness

2/6/2014
Psychotherapy May Be Effective Alternate Treatment for Schizophrenia, Study Finds

Cognitive behavioral therapy appears to help ease symptoms in patients who decline medication

2/5/2014
Risk of Depression May Rise With Too Much or Too Little Sleep

Getting appropriate amount of shuteye is an investment in mental health, researchers report

1/31/2014
Many College Students Fear Going Hungry at Some Point: Survey

Factors include rising costs, lack of support even among those with jobs

1/31/2014
College Drinking May Aggravate PTSD Symptoms

One leads to the other, creating a vicious cycle, study says

1/30/2014
Stressed by Work-Life Balance? Just Exercise

Workouts, or even spurts of activity, can keep stress levels down and confidence up, survey results show

1/30/2014
Calling Obesity a Disease May Have 'Boomerang Effect'

Study found those who read article claiming it was a disease were less motivated to eat healthy diet

1/29/2014
Treatment Often Inadequate for Children With Anxiety Disorders, Study Finds

Just 47 percent gained long-term relief of symptoms, researchers say

1/27/2014
Childhood Events Tied to Slow Recovery From Depression Later

People who were abused as kids or had parents with addiction might take longer to regain mental health

1/27/2014
Kids Bullied During Gym Class May Stop Exercising

Study found drop in activity among students of all weights after being teased about physical ability

1/27/2014
Music Therapy May Help Teens With Cancer Cope

Writing lyrics, making videos helped them get through grueling treatment, connect with others, study found

1/23/2014
Dogs Unleash Personality Traits on Walks

Group outings reveal characteristics such as trainability and leadership, study says

1/22/2014
New Diagnosis Rules Could Lead to Drop in Autism Numbers

Study says stricter definition of the condition means fewer children will meet threshold

1/21/2014
Genes May Be to Blame for Hard-to-Handle Toddlers

But parents can still be successful in changing aggressive behavior, researchers say

1/20/2014
Zest for Life Can Be a Moving Experience

Happier seniors preserved their mobility in greater numbers than their glum peers, study found

1/18/2014
Why Parents Mix Up Their Kids' Names

Quirk in brain's information-retrieval process is to blame, researcher says

1/17/2014
Statin Therapy May Prevent Delirium in Critically Ill Patients

More study needed, but researchers suspect benefit may be due to reduced inflammation

1/16/2014
Postpartum Depression Often Linked to Long-Term Woes, Review Suggests

Doctors urged to consider psychological history of mothers-to-be

1/16/2014
Media Focus on Obesity May Backfire for Some Women

Anxiety-provoking obesity 'news' spurred coeds who felt overweight to eat more, study found

1/14/2014
City Parks Boost Mood, Study Suggests

Moving to greener urban areas was associated with mental-health improvements

1/14/2014
Teen Boys Who Think They're Skinny May Be at Higher Risk for Depression

Studies found they were more likely to be depressed and bullied, even if their weight was average

1/13/2014
Parenthood for All? You've Got To Be Kid-ding, Many Say

Study finds no big difference in satisfaction levels between those who have children and those who don't

1/10/2014
It's Natural for Winners to Strike a Victory Pose, Research Shows

Instinct seems to be behind the urge to physically display dominance when celebrating a win

1/9/2014
Recession Triggered Wave of Health Worries, Study Finds

Internet searches rose for stress-related conditions such as ulcers and back pain

1/9/2014
Books Reflect the Economic Tone of Their Times

Study found thrust of writing was more negative if preceded by a decade of harsh conditions

1/8/2014
Power of Suggestion Revealed in Study of Migraine Drug

Expectation plays important role in response to treatment, expert says

1/7/2014
Labeling Food With 'Stop' or 'Go' Colors Might Spur Healthier Diet

Cafeteria items marked green for healthy or red for junk food led to shift in buying habits, study found

1/6/2014
High Praise Might Backfire on Kids With Low Self-Esteem

Inflated compliments may cause some kids to back away from challenges, researchers say

1/3/2014
Got Stage Fright? Get Excited

Replacing performance anxiety with excitement helps you focus on the positive, study suggests

1/2/2014
Troubled Launch of 'Obamacare' Tops Health News for 2013

Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy, new heart care guidelines also made headlines

12/31/2013
The Best New Year's Resolutions Are Those You Can Keep

Taking small steps may help you reach goals by keeping you from getting discouraged, expert says

12/30/2013
People Worldwide May Feel Mind-Body Connections in Same Way

For instance, anxiety was consistently linked to changes in the mid-chest region, study found

12/27/2013
Counselors Give Smokers Best Chance to Quit: Study

Nicotine replacement treatment alone doesn't improve odds of kicking the habit, researchers found

12/26/2013
Could Brain Thickness Point to Stronger Religious Belief?

'Cortical thickness' increased among people who place significance on religion, study found

12/26/2013
Facebook Faux Pas: Awkward! Or Maybe Not

Survey found those intent on putting best face forward were likelier to feel bad about online miscues

12/25/2013
Ski Your Way to Happiness?

Researchers surveyed casual skiers, snowboarders who found playfulness can bring happiness

12/25/2013
Take Talk of Weight Off the Holiday Menu

Better to set good example than to hurt someone's feelings, expert says

12/24/2013
Behavioral Therapy Might Ease Kids' Migraine Symptoms

Those trained to cope with pain report less disability a year later, study finds

12/24/2013
Therapy That Confronts Trauma of Sexual Abuse Helped Teen Girls With PTSD

It worked better than standard supportive counseling and was deemed safe for younger patients

12/18/2013
Certain Blood Proteins Higher in People Prone to Outbursts of Rage

Study finds link between levels of inflammation and explosive disorder

12/13/2013
Tips for Stress-Free Winter Breaks With College Kids

Here's how parents can adapt when students come home

12/13/2013
Just Imagining Brightness Might Make Your Eyes React

Pupil size changed when people visualized sunny days in study

12/13/2013
Avid Cellphone Use by College Kids Tied to Anxiety, Lower Grades

Study suggests problems may come from sense of obligation to stay connected

12/12/2013
Exercise Seems to Ease Parkinson's-Related Depression

Mood problems can be more debilitating than movement issues, researcher says

12/12/2013
Could a Tiny Worm Help Treat Autism?

Researchers see promise in two novel therapies

12/12/2013
Tough to Predict Profile of Mass Shooter: Report

Many factors converge over time before someone commits such a crime, experts say

12/11/2013
Psychiatrists Less Likely to Accept Health Insurance, Study Finds

This could decrease access to mental health care for those who need it