Psychology and Mental Health News

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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

10/28/2013
Social Isolation Linked to More Pain After Hip Replacement

Patients lacking social support at higher risk of ongoing pain 2 years after surgery, study found

10/25/2013
Migraines Tied to Raised Risk of Depression, Suicidal Thoughts

Canadian study found younger adults were most vulnerable

10/25/2013
Can't Settle on a Menu Selection? Listen to Your Tablemates

Food choices can be influenced by your dining companions, study suggests

10/25/2013
After Breast Cancer Surgery, Patient Assistance Programs Can Help

Study found women who turned to these programs were more likely to receive other needed treatments

10/24/2013
Prostate Biopsies May Cause Unnecessary Worry for Many Men, Study Finds

Report supports notion of adopting 'wait and see' approach after PSA test, experts say

10/24/2013
Men May Stroll a Little Slower Down Lovers' Lane

Study found males decreased their speed when walking beside a romantic partner

10/23/2013
Longer Detox Might Work Better for Prescription Pain Med Addiction

Small study compared varying treatment periods used with opioid-dependent patients

10/22/2013
Just 12 Percent of Women Over 50 Are 'Satisfied' With Their Bodies

Study finds that those who feel comfortable with their weight exercise often but rarely diet to stay thin

10/22/2013
Learning Challenging Skills Tied to Better Memory in Seniors

Taking up an activity such as digital photography appears to give a boost to aging brains

10/19/2013
Stress-Busting Tips From Experts

Whether it's taking a nature walk or some deep breaths, activity helps

10/19/2013
Doctor's Eye Contact Strengthens Bond With Patient, Study Finds

Study used second-by-second video analysis of office visits

10/18/2013
Stalking Can Take Mental Toll on Victims, Study Confirms

The psychological effects are even more profound for women who were stalked as adults, results show

10/18/2013
Too Much Texting May Leave College Kids Sleepy

Study found more texting lined up with less high-quality slumber

10/18/2013
Gloomy Outlook May Be Genetic, Study Suggests

Researchers find negativity linked to specific gene variant

10/18/2013
Doc Dispels Common Myths About Head Lice

Parents should be reassured that personal hygiene has nothing to do with the problem

10/17/2013
Men With Deep Voices Attract More Women, Study Finds

But these husky-toned males are often viewed as flings, not long-term mates

10/15/2013
Snubbed? Brain Chemicals Might Comfort You

Study finds that opioids are released in times of social distress

10/15/2013
Variant of Club Drug 'K' Might Have New Life as Antidepressant

But more research is needed on safety, long-term effectiveness and side effects, researchers say

10/14/2013
Could Your Genes Help Bring You Wedded Bliss?

A particular genetic variation may make it harder to weather marital turbulence, study suggests

10/11/2013
Obamacare Should Help Those With Mental Health Issues, Advocates Say

Easier access, coverage for pre-existing conditions among some of the benefits cited

10/11/2013
Woman Battling Multiple Health Issues Refuses to Take 'No' From Her Insurer

Quinn Nystrom of Minnesota said residential treatment saved her life

10/10/2013
Too Much Online Health Info May Worsen Worriers' Anxiety

Unfounded health fears and searching the Web for symptoms might increase stress, study finds

10/9/2013
Working Through Lunch May Feel OK...

Brown-bagging it at your desk not as stressful when it's your choice, study finds

10/9/2013
Do Breast Implants Boost Women's Sex Lives?

Small study suggests they might, but critic says other factors may be at work

10/9/2013
Early Puberty Tied to Higher Odds of Substance Use in Teens: Survey

Tobacco, marijuana and alcohol use addressed

10/8/2013
A Nurse Who Lends an Ear May Ease Anxiety in Moms of Preemies

Private talk sessions with a NICU nurse improved new mothers' depression, self-esteem

10/7/2013
Star Athletes Often Endorse Junk Food, Study Says

Sugar-packed 'sports drinks' among products hawked in lucrative ad campaigns

10/4/2013
Cold, Abusive Parenting May Set Child Up for Health Woes as Adult

'Toxic' stress takes physical toll, study says

10/4/2013
Friend or Lover? Your Voice May Give You Away

Researcher suggests that people can perceive vocal changes that might indicate a partner is cheating

10/3/2013
Literature Lovers May 'Read' Other People Better

Study measured empathy in readers of literary and popular fiction, nonfiction

10/3/2013
Persuasive Power of Eye Contact May Be a Myth, Study Suggests

Gazing into an opponent's baby blues may not win him over to your point of view

10/2/2013
Long Periods of Delirium in ICU May Raise Risk of Mental Impairment

Study found these patients suffered problems similar to those seen with brain injuries, early Alzheimer's

10/1/2013
Stressful Middle Age Tied to Higher Alzheimer's Risk in Women

Swedish study looked at effect of issues such as divorce, job strain over nearly 4 decades

9/27/2013
Shopping Doesn't Help in Face of Trauma, Researchers Say

Study of people continually faced with rocket attacks found compulsive spending made stress worse

9/26/2013
Job Satisfaction May Suffer When Role Is Misunderstood

Nurse practitioners, other professionals among those facing 'image discrepancies,' says author

9/25/2013
Preemies' Woes Sometimes Due to Heredity, Study Says

Severe mental illness, learning difficulties often blamed on early birth, but may just run in family

9/25/2013
Brain Scans Show Why Psychopaths Don't Feel Your Pain

Images revealed much different reaction to thoughts of their own pain versus that of others

9/23/2013
Two Key Questions May Reveal Depression in Cancer Patients

Brief survey found as accurate as 9-item screening test

9/22/2013
Racism Takes a Toll on Kids' Mental Health, Research Shows

Review found strong links between discrimination and anxiety, low self-esteem in minority teens

9/20/2013
Mental State Influences Readmission After Heart Failure Treatment, Study Says

Memory problems, use of antidepressant linked to early hospital return

9/19/2013
Imaging Provides New Insights Into Schizophrenia

Findings suggest white matter abnormalities are complex, researcher says

9/18/2013
Does Donating Bonus Money Make Folks Happy?

Study also suggests that giving boosts team performance

9/18/2013
Suicides Rose Worldwide After 2008 Economic Crisis: Study

About 5,000 more men killed themselves than normally expected, with smaller increases for women

9/16/2013
Unfounded Fear Prompts Some Preventive Mastectomies: Study

Many young women with breast cancer overestimated risk of recurrence in opposite breast

9/15/2013
Does Your Shopping Style Say You're Powerful or Powerless?

Researchers look at how people evaluate prices