Psychology and Mental Health News

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6/4/2014
Premature Death, Suicides Up Among People With Schizophrenia, Study Says

Researchers find link between greater harms, reduced hospitalizations in Sweden

6/3/2014
Bicyclists Happier Than Drivers, Train Riders, Study Says

Car passengers are generally in a good mood, too

6/3/2014
Scents May Sway Your Sense of Beauty

Small study found women seemed prettier when pleasant odors were near

5/30/2014
Do Stressed-Out Men Have Weaker Sperm?

Study does seem to show a link, but impact on fertility isn't clear

5/30/2014
Steroids May Not Be Wise Choice for Intensive-Care Patients

Johns Hopkins research suggests the possibility of delirium

5/29/2014
Abnormal Lung Scan May Be 'Teachable Moment' for Smokers

Researchers find bad news motivates many to quit tobacco

5/28/2014
Cynics at Higher Risk for Dementia? Yea, Right

Study suggests they may be three times more likely to develop brain disease than more trusting folks

5/27/2014
When Teachers Are Depressed, Preschoolers May 'Act Out' More

Study points to a link, highlighting the importance of educators' mental health

5/22/2014
Music May Be Especially Stimulating During Pregnancy

Moms-to-be displayed greater blood pressure changes, stronger emotional reactions, study says

5/21/2014
Physical Therapy May Not Improve Hip Arthritis, Study Finds

But, other experts say certain people will see a benefit from physical therapy

5/21/2014
In Elections, Thin May Help Bring the Win

Study finds voters often shun more rotund candidates

5/20/2014
Foreclosures Tied to Higher Suicide Risk in Study

Research shows a spike in such deaths during the housing crisis of the 'Great Recession'

5/19/2014
Jury Still Out on Whether Doctors Should Screen for Suicide Risk

However, physicians should look for depression in their patients, governmental task force notes

5/15/2014
Another Downside to Obesity for Teens: Fewer Friends

Study found rejection by normal-weight peers was common

5/15/2014
Purposeful Life Might Be a Longer Life

Those who had activities, people they cared about were more likely to be alive at end of 14-year study

5/13/2014
Almost 1 in 20 Young Teens Binge Drinks, Canadian Study Finds

4 percent of 12- to 14-year-olds say they've downed more than 5 drinks in a sitting over past year

5/12/2014
Foreclosures May Raise Neighbors' Blood Pressure

The more properties nearby that were foreclosed on by lenders, the higher the blood pressure, study finds

5/10/2014
Can Doing the Dishes Save a Young Marriage?

Newlyweds who share expectations about household chores will have happier unions, researchers say

5/9/2014
Most People Have Unwanted Thoughts, International Study Finds

Difference for people with OCD is how they react, experts say

5/9/2014
Americans More Self-Interested Than Ever, Study Finds

Look at State of the Union addresses since 1790 found egotism rising during 20th century

5/9/2014
Antipsychotics Help Cut Crime Rate: Study

New research suggests medications curb violence in patients with psychiatric disorders

5/9/2014
Frequent Arguments Might Be the Death of You

Social stress seems to increase the risk for an early demise

5/8/2014
A Fake Laugh Fools Few

Slight changes in breathing give away phony laughs, researcher finds

5/8/2014
Brain Activity Changes in Pregnant Women, Study Finds

Boost in activity in brain region that reads faces may prepare mom to bond with baby, researcher suggests

5/5/2014
Many Bullied Teens Carry Weapons to School, Study Finds

Better efforts needed to help victims before they retaliate with guns, knives, researchers say

5/5/2014
Substance Use at School Could Be Cry for Help

Teens caught with pot, alcohol often have other problems, study finds

5/5/2014
Nightmares May Haunt Bullied Kids

Study found effect of taunting lingered a few years, but bullies don't seem to suffer bad dreams

5/5/2014
Genes, Environment May Play Equal Parts in Autism Risk: Study

Interaction between the two is probably complex, needs more research, experts say

5/2/2014
Women Viewed as Equal To or Better Than Men as Leaders

Some suggest it's time for businesses to switch to a more feminine management style

5/2/2014
Does Higher-Priced Food Taste Better?

Study found diners who paid double enjoyed their meals more

5/2/2014
News Coverage of Teen Suicides May Have Ripple Effect

Study finds possible link between prominent stories and copy-cat deaths

5/1/2014
Distorted, Negative Thoughts Linked to Suicide Risk

Treatments should focus on cognitive approach to minimizing hopelessness, researchers suggest

4/30/2014
Pregnancy Ultrasound a Big Bonding Moment for Dads-to-Be

Fetal image helps men take in reality of pending birth, study suggests

4/30/2014
Traumatic Brain Injury Common Among Homeless Men

In small Canadian study, 70 percent of such injuries occurred during childhood or teen years

4/29/2014
Calling Young Girls 'Fat' May Increase Their Teen-Obesity Risk

Stigma alone could spur overeating, study authors say

4/28/2014
Higher Doses of Antidepressants Linked to Suicidal Behavior in Young Patients: Study

They were twice as likely to try to hurt themselves if they were prescribed more than recommended dose

4/28/2014
Laughter May Work Like Meditation in the Brain

Study monitored brain waves of people watching different types of videos

4/26/2014
Single Motherhood Doesn't Seem to Hinder Happiness

Raising a child more likely to brighten these women's lives, study says

4/25/2014
ADHD Drug Ritalin Boosted Self-Control in Tests

Researchers think manipulating brain chemicals might help people stick to a diet or boring tasks

4/25/2014
FDA Advisers: Ban Use of Behavior-Modifying 'Shock Devices'

The controversial tools are used on emotionally disabled kids at a Mass. facility

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
Happy Couples Nestle Together at Night, Survey Finds

Respondents were unhappier with relationship as sleeping distance grew