Psychology and Mental Health News

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4/24/2014
Internet May Help Seniors Avoid Depression

Social connections lessen loneliness, especially for older adults living alone, researcher says

4/24/2014
FDA Reconsiders Behavior-Modifying 'Shock Devices'

Agency meets Thursday to discuss outlawing tools used on emotionally disabled kids

4/23/2014
Religious Music a High Note for Older Christians

Reduced anxiety, other mental health benefits noted in survey

4/22/2014
Spouse's Sunny Outlook May Be Good for Your Health

Physical well-being seems to get a boost from having an optimistic partner, study finds

4/22/2014
Mental Illness Not a Driving Force Behind Crime: Study

Few crimes committed by mentally ill patients were directly linked to symptoms, researcher notes

4/21/2014
Too Little Sleep May Add to Teen Health Problems

Most surveyed got 6 hours or less shuteye a night, and experts blame electronic devices in bedrooms

4/20/2014
How to Keep Your Fitness Goals on Track

Start with a workout plan that's a good fit for you, expert says

4/18/2014
Extroverts Happier Regardless of Culture, Study Finds

Researchers compared college students in five nations

4/18/2014
How to Make 'Low-Cal' Menu Options More Palatable

Study authors recommend not grouping these dishes together

4/18/2014
Scientists Probe What Makes People Get Their Groove On

Offbeat rhythms of funk, hip-hip, R and B work best to get listeners on the dance floor, study finds

4/18/2014
Happy Couples Nestle Together at Night, Survey Finds

Respondents were unhappier with relationship as sleeping distance grew

4/17/2014
Creative Pursuits Might Boost Your Job Performance

Study finds association between self-expression, improved problem-solving skills

4/16/2014
Key Brain 'Networks' May Differ in Autism, Study Suggests

Neural systems tied to gauging social cues appear 'over-connected' in children with the disorder

4/16/2014
Apathy Might Signal Brain Shrinkage in Old Age: Study

But the findings only show an association; they don't prove cause and effect, experts say

4/16/2014
Crunchy or Smooth? Food's Texture May Sway Perception of Calories

When study participants were thinking about calories, they ate more of the crunchier items, less of the soft

4/15/2014
Family Dog Can Help Kids With Autism

The bond between child and pet can also be a 'bridge' to interaction with others, study suggests

4/14/2014
Feed a Spouse, Starve an Argument?

Study using voodoo dolls suggests irritable partners should grab a snack before speaking

4/11/2014
Teens' Indoor Tanning May Be Linked to Unhealthy Dieting

Poor body image behind both behaviors, expert says

4/10/2014
Civilians in War Zones Also Suffer Mental Health Problems: Study

The more life-threatening events that workers employed by military faced, the more anxiety, anger they felt

4/10/2014
Does Facebook Make Women Feel Bad About Their Bodies?

Study found more time on the social networking site was tied to greater likelihood of negative self-image

4/10/2014
Don't Bother 'Faking It' in the Bedroom

Study says partners can gauge each other's sexual satisfaction

4/10/2014
Social Skills a Casualty of Childhood Head Injury, Study Suggests

Disruptions of working memory, mental processing speed make it hard to interact, researchers explain

4/9/2014
Hearing Loss Might Make Elderly Feel More Isolated

Study found those who had trouble hearing became more socially withdrawn than others their age

4/9/2014
Men With Eating Disorders Often Ignore Symptoms

British study finds that too many males associate anorexia, bulimia as only a woman's issue

4/8/2014
ICU-Related Depression Often Overlooked, Study Finds

One-third of patients exhibit physical symptoms, not the usual mood behaviors

4/4/2014
Men Have More Trouble Facing Sex Harassment in Military Than Women: Survey

Servicemen might be less prepared to cope with such treatment, researcher says

4/4/2014
Few Good Resources on Self-Harm Exist Online, Study Finds

Misleading information could affect treatment decisions, researchers say

4/4/2014
Depression May Be Linked to Heart Failure

Stress hormones likely play contributing role, but more research needed, study says

4/2/2014
For Greater Happiness, Spend Your Money on 'Life Experiences': Study

Researchers found people put more money on material goods, but emotional payoff is lower

4/1/2014
Computer Program Spots 21 Distinct Facial Expressions

Identifying these universal expressions might help scientists better map emotions in brain

3/28/2014
Lung Cancer Diagnosis Takes Toll on Patients' Sex Lives, Experts Say

Large percentage of patients experience sexual dysfunction linked to emotional issues

3/25/2014
Video Glasses May Ease the Anxiety of Minor Surgery

Distraction technique keeps patients' discomfort at bay, study suggests

3/25/2014
Scientists Use Stem Cells to Study Bipolar Disorder

Approach may further understanding of this mental illness

3/24/2014
Stress May Diminish a Woman's Fertility, Study Suggests

First U.S. review to show a possible link between stress and how long it takes to get pregnant

3/21/2014
For Happy Marriage, His Personality May Be Key

Study looked at health, 'positivity' and other traits in older couples

3/21/2014
How You Parent Is Partly Genetic, Study Suggests

Child's behavior also influences parenting style

3/20/2014
Hobbies Important for Stroke-Victim Caregivers

Happier caregivers help loved ones do better, researcher says

3/18/2014
ICU Patients May Face Mental Health Issues After Discharge

Study finds diagnoses for depression, anxiety increase within 3 months of ICU stay

3/18/2014
Mental Illness to Blame for 10 Percent of Kids' Hospitalizations: Study

Shortage of psychiatrists, psychologists makes it harder to treat children who need help, experts say

3/17/2014
Offices With Open Floor Plans Tied to More Sick Days

Swedish researchers say risk of infection, privacy issues may contribute

3/14/2014
Science Probes Secrets of 'Contagious Yawning'

People don't do it because they are empathizing with a yawner, study suggests

3/14/2014
Stress Can Quickly Harm Kids' Health: Study

And chronic stress takes a toll on their well-being, research shows

3/13/2014
Yes, You Can Catch a Bad Mood on Facebook

Researchers report that emotions spread through online world, just like in real life

3/12/2014
Smokers' Brains Perk Up at Positive Cigarette Images: Study

Scans showed less response to negative images of habit's consequences

3/12/2014
Are You Musical or Tone Deaf? Genes May Be Key

But many factors likely play a role in Mozart-like musical genius, experts say

3/10/2014
Young Binge Drinkers May Not Need Special Counseling From Family Docs

Swiss study suggests results just as good for physicians without certain training

3/10/2014
Sleep Disrupted? Maybe It's Daylight Saving Time

It's harder to 'spring forward' than to 'fall back,' doctor says

3/9/2014
Daylight Saving Time's Arrival May Disrupt Your Sleep

It's harder to 'spring forward' than to 'fall back,' doctor says

3/7/2014
Could More Time on Facebook Help Spur Eating Disorders?

College students who 'untagged' self-photos, cared a lot about 'likes' had more body-image issues in study

3/5/2014
Do Harder Working Husbands Have Healthier Wives?

His long work hours may boost her health, study suggests