Psychology and Mental Health News

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1/7/2014
Labeling Food With 'Stop' or 'Go' Colors Might Spur Healthier Diet

Cafeteria items marked green for healthy or red for junk food led to shift in buying habits, study found

1/6/2014
High Praise Might Backfire on Kids With Low Self-Esteem

Inflated compliments may cause some kids to back away from challenges, researchers say

1/3/2014
Got Stage Fright? Get Excited

Replacing performance anxiety with excitement helps you focus on the positive, study suggests

1/2/2014
Troubled Launch of 'Obamacare' Tops Health News for 2013

Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy, new heart care guidelines also made headlines

12/31/2013
The Best New Year's Resolutions Are Those You Can Keep

Taking small steps may help you reach goals by keeping you from getting discouraged, expert says

12/30/2013
People Worldwide May Feel Mind-Body Connections in Same Way

For instance, anxiety was consistently linked to changes in the mid-chest region, study found

12/27/2013
Counselors Give Smokers Best Chance to Quit: Study

Nicotine replacement treatment alone doesn't improve odds of kicking the habit, researchers found

12/26/2013
Could Brain Thickness Point to Stronger Religious Belief?

'Cortical thickness' increased among people who place significance on religion, study found

12/26/2013
Facebook Faux Pas: Awkward! Or Maybe Not

Survey found those intent on putting best face forward were likelier to feel bad about online miscues

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