Psychology and Mental Health News

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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

12/10/2013
Military Contractors Suffer High Rates of PTSD, Study Finds

But few get help for mental health issues before or after deployment

12/9/2013
Coverage of Boston Bombings Unnerved Many: Study

Those who watched six hours or more a day reported more symptoms of stress

12/7/2013
Expert Tips for Those Grieving During Holiday Season

Keep in touch with family and friends, but don't overcommit yourself

12/6/2013
Join a Choir, Sing Your Way to Happiness?

Study found singing in a chorus boosted mental well-being, sense of meaningfulness

12/6/2013
Good Body Image Goes Hand in Hand With Happier Relationship

Survey finds that women who diet are less satisfied with themselves

12/4/2013
Suicide Try While Young a 'Red Flag' for Lifelong Struggles, Study Finds

Strong response, follow-up needed after young people try to kill themselves

12/4/2013
More Than 6 Percent of U.S. Teens Take Psychiatric Meds: Survey

ADHD, depression most common conditions reported by those on medication

12/3/2013
Do You Sound Tall or Small?

Researchers say your voice may help listeners determine your height

12/3/2013
Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients See Big Boost in Quality of Life

Dutch study found substantial drops in anxiety, depression and disability over 2 decades

12/2/2013
Brain Scans May Support Venus/Mars Divide Between Sexes

Study analyzed brain 'wiring' of kids, teens and young adults

11/28/2013
Gut Feelings Might Be Best Predictors of Marital Bliss

Study found newlyweds' semi-conscious attitudes determined future bliss more than conscious thoughts

11/28/2013
Giving Thanks Could Be Good for You

Gratitude is more than just a gesture, research says

11/27/2013
More Wealth May Lead to More Disappointment, Study Finds

Global data indicate there is a limit to how much money can boost life satisfaction

11/26/2013
Regrets About Sex May Depend on Your Gender

Men tend to bemoan missed sexual episodes, while women lamented one-nighters, study finds

11/22/2013
1 in 10 U.S. Children Now Has ADHD, CDC Says

Good news is that the rate of increase is slowing, researchers add

11/22/2013
50 Years Later, the Kennedy Assassination Still Haunts a Generation

As children, Baby Boomers absorbed the violence, shock and sense of vulnerability -- and can't forget

11/21/2013
Teens' Mental Disorders Often Untreated in U.S., Study Finds

Shortage of child psychiatrists partly to blame

11/21/2013
Sports for Teens Are Beneficial -- Up to a Point

Researchers found 14 hours a week were best, while high or low extremes lowered well-being scores

11/19/2013
Insomnia Cure Boosts Success of Depression Treatment, Study Finds

Treat both conditions simultaneously, researchers suggest

11/18/2013
College Students Feel Pull of Cigarette Ads, Study Finds

A single pro-smoking message can have a week-long effect, researchers say

11/14/2013
Many Women Suffer Persistent Pain After Mastectomy

Study suggests that psychological factors may be to blame

11/14/2013
Even Football Heroes Can Be Laid Low by Depression

Colleges need to ensure that mental-health issues are identified and addressed, athletic trainers say

11/13/2013
U.S. Adults With Autism May Face Housing Crisis

Nationwide poll finds shortage of services

11/12/2013
Bullies More Likely to Engage in Risky Sex, Study Finds

Poor coping strategies might apply in both cases, researcher says

11/12/2013
Brain Differences Seen in Social Butterflies

Small study found three regions were larger, more connected than they were in more isolated people

11/11/2013
Boston Bombing Triggered Flashbacks in Vets With PTSD, Study Finds

Health professionals should expect mental health repercussions after major terrorist attacks

11/11/2013
Gun Violence in PG-13 Movies Tripled Since 1985, Study Finds

But experts say research can't link exposure to real-life crime among kids

11/11/2013
Exercise May Help Ease Depression in Teens: Study

Experts note a similar effect has long been noted in depressed adults

11/8/2013
White House Boosts Insurance Coverage for Mental Illness

Enforcement of 2008 law requires insurers to treat mental illness the same as physical illness

11/6/2013
Hospital Stay May Improve When Doctor Takes Time to Connect

When patients know a little bit about their caregiver, they report more satisfaction with their care

11/1/2013
Domestic Violence Travels Down Through Generations, Study Finds

Adults whose parents experienced intimate-partner violence often become abusers or victims themselves

11/1/2013
Romance Can Sour When Only One Partner Slims Down

Study of couples probes the 'dark side' of weight loss

10/31/2013
Lots of Texting, Emailing Going On in College Classrooms

Study found students use digital devices during class an average of 11 times a day

10/31/2013
Dark Side of 'Chat Rooms' for Troubled Teens: Talk of Self-Harm

Strong link observed between online forums and suicide risk, study says

10/31/2013
Some Women Cite Personal Growth After Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Many in study felt more appreciation for life, closeness with family, friends

10/30/2013
Suicide a Risk for Young Cancer Patients, Study Finds

Teens, young adults should be assessed, monitored after diagnosis, researchers say

10/29/2013
Fibromyalgia Might Be Harder on Younger Patients, Study Finds

Research compared symptom severity, quality of life in various age groups

10/28/2013
Mondays Might Be Your Best Day to Quit Smoking

Smokers most likely to seek online advice about quitting on the first day of the workweek, study finds