Psychology and Mental Health News

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10/19/2017
Self-Harm on the Rise Among Teen Girls

Behavior was strongly linked to greater suicide risk, UK study found

10/19/2017
1 in 5 Young Women Who Tan Indoors Get Addicted

Depression and worries about appearance common in those who can't skip the tanning bed, study finds

10/19/2017
The Upsides and Downsides of Telecommuting

Review suggests need for clearer boundaries between work, personal life

10/18/2017
Schizophrenia Affects Brain's Communication Network

Finding may help spur new research

10/16/2017
States That Make You Wait to Buy Guns Have Fewer Deaths: Study

Time to 'cool off' may prevent some homicides and suicides

10/13/2017
Men Often Happier With Their 'Bromance' Than Their Romance

In small study, most felt more comfortable sharing emotions, resolving problems with a male buddy

10/13/2017
Can 'Magic Mushrooms' Kick-Start Depression Treatment?

Psychedelic drug shows some promise for hard-to-treat cases in study

10/12/2017
Daily 'Light Therapy' May Help Some With Bipolar Disorder

Study found an hour in front of a light box helped ease depressive symptoms

10/11/2017
What Are Today's Americans Afraid Of?

Many more worried about environmental dangers since last Presidential election

10/11/2017
Talk Therapy May Help Menopause Woes

Sleep problems, depression eased in small study

10/10/2017
10/10/2017
Be 'Mindful' of the Hype

Scientists call for rigorous research to back up mindfulness marketing claims

10/9/2017
Remaining 'In the Closet' at Work Stresses Gay Couples

Men had more negative consequences by staying quiet

10/6/2017
Suicide Up in U.S., Rural America Hit Hardest

Men, working-age adults most at risk, CDC reports

10/6/2017
The Benefits of 'Being in the Present'

5 ways to practice mindfulness

10/5/2017
Protecting Preemies From Stress Might Improve Later Mental Health

Babies born at 2.2 pounds or less normally face higher risk of adult psychological issues

10/5/2017
Does a Drug's High Price Tag Cause Its Own Side Effects?

Treatment-related worries might make you feel sick

10/4/2017
Older People May Be More Prone to Reveal Suicidal Thoughts

1 in 4 admitted intent beforehand, opening an opportunity for prevention, researchers say

10/3/2017
Americans More Open About Mental Health Issues, But Stigma Lingers

Poll found many thought 'personal failings' were part of the cause of some conditions

10/3/2017
Moving Just 1 Hour a Week May Curb Depression Risk

Intensity of exercise didn't matter, and benefit leveled off after 2 hours of activity, study finds

10/2/2017
Reassuring Kids After Another Senseless Tragedy

Psychiatrists urge parents to stress to young concertgoers that events like Las Vegas shooting remain rare

10/2/2017
Health Tip: Do You Need Psychological Therapy?

Behaviors that may be concerning

9/29/2017
Your Sociability May Hinge on 'Love Hormone'

Oxytocin confers evolutionary advantages, study finds

9/26/2017
Postpartum Depression Likely to Recur With Future Pregnancies

Mood disorder seen in 1 in 200 new moms with no psychiatric history

9/25/2017
Cancer Distress May Lead to Missed Appointments

Doctors should consider patient's mental well-being, researcher says

9/25/2017
Breast Cancer Radiation 'Less Scary' Than Thought

Majority of patients report more tolerable experience than they expected

9/25/2017
Cancer Patients May Have Undiagnosed Depression

Mental health screening at start of and during cancer treatment is vital, study author says

9/22/2017
Workers Without Paid Sick Leave Suffer Ill Effects

Added stress may interfere with daily activities, study suggests

9/22/2017
Lady Gaga's Fibromyalgia Puts Illness in the Spotlight

Daily struggle with chronic pain, disability defines patients' lives, experts say

9/21/2017
Asthma Drug Tied to Nightmares, Depression

But experts stress Singulair also has lifesaving benefits

9/20/2017
Who's Likely to Fall for Fake News?

Trust the evidence, not your 'gut,' study suggests

9/19/2017
Caring for a Sick Pet Can Really Drain You

Emotional burden is steep, study shows, but vets can help owners cope

9/15/2017
Suicidal Thoughts More Common for Transgender Youth

Higher rates of depression and victimization may be why, researchers say

9/15/2017
Smoking, Poor Diet Lead Global Death Causes

But disease study of 195 areas also finds some hopeful signs with many people living longer

9/14/2017
Hurricanes' Toll on Mental Health Will Linger

Psychiatrist offers advice on coping with the aftermath

9/14/2017
5 No-Calorie Hunger Busters

Tricks to keep your appetite in check

9/13/2017
Does Mother's Mental Health Affect Pregnancy?

Having depression, panic disorder or anxiety disorder won't hurt your baby, researcher says

9/13/2017
Young Americans Lead Rise in Suicide Attempts

People with less education, greater mental woes more likely to try, researchers say

9/12/2017
Hurricanes May Have Longer-Lasting Impact on Kids

Child expert offers tips on helping youngsters recover from the storms

9/11/2017
Regular Weigh-Ins May Help Prevent College Weight Gain

Those who checked daily even lost a little bit

9/7/2017
Mom-to-Be's Antidepressants Tied to Kids' Psychiatric Woes

But study authors say findings need to be interpreted with caution

9/7/2017
Sleepless Nights Plague Many Women in Middle Age

Phases in and around menopause play a big role in insomnia, CDC study finds

9/7/2017
Can a Digital Doctor Help You Sleep?

New research says yes, and better-quality ZZZZs may help ease other mental health concerns

9/7/2017
You're Only as Full as You Expect to Be

People who ate the same amount of food were hungrier if they thought they got less food

9/1/2017
Dog Walking a Treat for Pet and Owner Alike

Study found the joy it brings is a bigger factor than wanting to exercise

8/31/2017
Eating Feeds 'Feel Good' Hormones in the Brain

Overstimulation of this system could play a role in obesity, researchers say

8/29/2017
1 in 5 Moms Mum About Post-Pregnancy Blues

Strong support networks increase chances a woman will reveal her symptoms, study says

8/28/2017
Suicide a Danger for Some Women During Pregnancy: Study

Notion this is the happiest time of life may be unrealistic

8/25/2017
Are Her Chocolate Cravings a Product of the Culture?

These premenstrual urges seem far more common among U.S. women than others, study suggests

8/24/2017
How You Think About Your Arthritis Makes a Difference

Confidence in your ability to remain active improves day-to-day life, study finds