Psychology and Mental Health News

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7/30/2014
Gardens a Center of Calm for People With Dementia

Review found some evidence it helped soothe, distract sufferers, but safeguards important

7/30/2014
Could a Blood Test Predict Suicide Risk?

Certain gene-based chemical changes seem to accompany suicidal behavior, study finds

7/29/2014
Dieting at Young Age Often Backfires, Study Says

Researchers find later risk for obesity, alcohol abuse and eating disorders

7/29/2014
Extra Exercise Could Help Depressed Smokers Quit: Study

Withdrawal symptoms, cravings are harder on people with mood disorders, researchers say

7/29/2014
Wider Face May Give You an Edge in Negotiations

But it's not an asset in matters requiring compromise, study finds

7/28/2014
Facial Dimensions May Be Key to First Impressions

Findings especially relevant to social media's obsession with 'selfies,' researchers say

7/27/2014
Wives' Higher Education May Not Affect Divorce Rate

Couples with equal levels of academic achievement less likely to split than if husbands have more, study finds

7/25/2014
Distractions Seem More Troublesome With Age

Seniors scored worse on tests than young adults, study says

7/22/2014
Gene Discoveries Could Shed New Light on Schizophrenia

Suspect DNA often tied to neurological 'pathways' centered on brain cell communication, experts say

7/18/2014
Soldiers' Use of Mental Health Services Up, Stigma Down, Study Finds

But two-thirds who need care still don't seek it, researchers say

7/17/2014
Childhood Sex Abuse May Be Linked to Heart Disease Risk in Women

Researchers found more signs of thickening in neck arteries of these women during mid-life

7/17/2014
Research Reveals Why Pot Can Make People Paranoid

Factors such as worrying, low self-esteem and anxiety can contribute to the condition, study says

7/17/2014
Sexy Facebook Photos Not a Hit With Many Young Women

Those who post provocative images considered less attractive, competent by their peers, study finds

7/16/2014
Study Suggests Tough Smoking Laws Might Lower Suicide Risk

Rates dropped in states that enacted strict anti-smoking policies, researchers say

7/15/2014
Graphic Cigarette-Label Warnings Work, Study Finds

The bigger, the better, researchers say

7/14/2014
Your Genes May Help Pick Your Friends

Study says DNA between close friends is as similar as that between 4th cousins

7/14/2014
Stress May Leave You Heading to the Cookie Jar

Worried women could be prone to weight gain, study suggests

7/11/2014
Brains of Sex Addicts May Be Wired Like Those of Drug Addicts, Study Finds

Porn triggered activity in brain centers also tied to drug addiction responses, researcher says

7/11/2014
Depression May Make It Harder to Beat Prostate Cancer

Men with both conditions have worse survival odds, study contends

7/10/2014
Stress, Depression May Boost Stroke Risk, Study Finds

Anger didn't seem to have an effect, researchers noted

7/9/2014
Muscle and Bone Injuries, Mental Disorders Plagued U.S. Iraq War Vets

Study followed 4,100 soldiers until four years after their return home

7/8/2014
Teens Drawn to Heavily Advertised Alcohol Brands: Study

Though ads are in compliance with law, researchers say findings suggest current regulations aren't enough

7/7/2014
'Practice Makes Perfect' Genes May Be Key to Great Musicians

Desire to devote long hours to your music may lie in your DNA, study suggests

7/7/2014
Many Obese Women Face Stigma Every Day, Study Finds

Daily diaries documented snubs, insults and put-downs

7/3/2014
Many Don't Want to Be Alone With Their Thoughts

Some people even preferred mild electric shocks to being in a quiet room by themselves, study finds

7/3/2014
Researchers Discover How 'Magic Mushrooms' Affect the Brain

MRIs showed brain activity that mirrored what's seen in a dream-like state

6/30/2014
Study: Common HIV Drug May Boost Suicide Risk

Patients taking efavirenz should be assessed for depression, researchers say

6/27/2014
Chimpanzees Show Strong Musical Preferences

Varied rhythms of music from Africa, India draw their interest, researchers report

6/27/2014
Winning Attitude on the Field Translates to Career Success

Former high school athletes seen as having more self-confidence and leadership abilities, study finds

6/26/2014
After Stroke, Spouse May Also Need Care

If couple disagrees about recovery rate, partner can become depressed, study finds

6/24/2014
Healthy Weight Loss May Bring Better Sleep, Brighter Mood

But only the emotional boost seemed to last over the long-term, researchers say

6/23/2014
Lifetime of Learning Might Thwart Dementia, Study Suggests

Even taking up intellectual pursuits in mid-life appears to aid the brain

6/20/2014
Grades Dive With Internet Use During Class Time, Study Finds

This type of multitasking challenges even the smartest college students

6/20/2014
Too Little Known About PTSD Treatments for Veterans, Experts Say

Therapies are costing federal agencies millions, but it's unclear which work best, IOM panel says

6/19/2014
Job Loss Tougher for Americans Than Europeans

U.S. workers were more likely to develop depression than their Euro counterparts, study found

6/18/2014
Docs Uncomfortable Judging Patients' Competency to Carry Guns

Many don't feel qualified to make those decisions, study finds

6/18/2014
Parents of a Child With Autism Often Forgo Further Childbearing: Study

Stress of caring for an affected child is probably a big factor, one expert says

6/18/2014
Depression Doubles Odds of Heart Attack for Younger Women: Study

And compared with older women and men, they are more likely to become depressed, researchers say

6/17/2014
Anxiety May Affect Kids' Brains

MRIs show larger 'fear center' in those who are more anxious

6/16/2014
Diabetes Distress Is Distinct From Depression, Researchers Say

New studies look at the emotional fallout from type 1 and type 2 disease

6/13/2014
More U.S. Service Members in Treatment for Mental Health Disorders

Sept. 11, Afghanistan and Iraq wars, along with increased military outreach, linked to the rise

6/13/2014
Standing During Meetings May Get Creative Juices Flowing

Study found teams that met in rooms without chairs shared more ideas

6/12/2014
Recession Linked to More Than 10,000 Suicides in North America, Europe

But countries can take steps to reduce self-harm cases during economic downturns, researchers say

6/9/2014
Teen Bullies, Victims Armed More Than Other Kids, Study Says

But experts disagree on findings' significance

6/6/2014
Spats, Conflicts Can Raise a Woman's Blood Pressure

But study found negative social interactions didn't affect men, older women

6/6/2014
Yoga, Meditation May Help Dementia Patients and Caregivers Alike

'Holistic' program involving these and other activities brought relaxation, exercise, small study found

6/5/2014
CPAP Mask Success May Depend on Family Support, Study Finds

People who used the sleep apnea treatment fared better if loved ones encouraged the therapy

6/5/2014
Weight Gain From Antidepressants Is Minimal, Study Suggests

There's not much difference in the amount gained between the various drugs, researchers say

6/4/2014
Taking Antipsychotic Drugs While Pregnant May Harm Newborns: Study

These medications linked to respiratory distress, withdrawal symptoms in babies, researchers report

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

Researchers find link between greater harms, reduced hospitalizations in Sweden