Psychology and Mental Health News

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4/1/2014
Computer Program Spots 21 Distinct Facial Expressions

Identifying these universal expressions might help scientists better map emotions in brain

3/28/2014
Lung Cancer Diagnosis Takes Toll on Patients' Sex Lives, Experts Say

Large percentage of patients experience sexual dysfunction linked to emotional issues

3/25/2014
Video Glasses May Ease the Anxiety of Minor Surgery

Distraction technique keeps patients' discomfort at bay, study suggests

3/25/2014
Scientists Use Stem Cells to Study Bipolar Disorder

Approach may further understanding of this mental illness

3/24/2014
Stress May Diminish a Woman's Fertility, Study Suggests

First U.S. review to show a possible link between stress and how long it takes to get pregnant

3/21/2014
For Happy Marriage, His Personality May Be Key

Study looked at health, 'positivity' and other traits in older couples

3/21/2014
How You Parent Is Partly Genetic, Study Suggests

Child's behavior also influences parenting style

3/20/2014
Hobbies Important for Stroke-Victim Caregivers

Happier caregivers help loved ones do better, researcher says

3/18/2014
ICU Patients May Face Mental Health Issues After Discharge

Study finds diagnoses for depression, anxiety increase within 3 months of ICU stay

3/18/2014
Mental Illness to Blame for 10 Percent of Kids' Hospitalizations: Study

Shortage of psychiatrists, psychologists makes it harder to treat children who need help, experts say

3/17/2014
Offices With Open Floor Plans Tied to More Sick Days

Swedish researchers say risk of infection, privacy issues may contribute

3/14/2014
Science Probes Secrets of 'Contagious Yawning'

People don't do it because they are empathizing with a yawner, study suggests

3/14/2014
Stress Can Quickly Harm Kids' Health: Study

And chronic stress takes a toll on their well-being, research shows

3/13/2014
Yes, You Can Catch a Bad Mood on Facebook

Researchers report that emotions spread through online world, just like in real life

3/12/2014
Smokers' Brains Perk Up at Positive Cigarette Images: Study

Scans showed less response to negative images of habit's consequences

3/12/2014
Are You Musical or Tone Deaf? Genes May Be Key

But many factors likely play a role in Mozart-like musical genius, experts say

3/10/2014
Young Binge Drinkers May Not Need Special Counseling From Family Docs

Swiss study suggests results just as good for physicians without certain training

3/10/2014
Sleep Disrupted? Maybe It's Daylight Saving Time

It's harder to 'spring forward' than to 'fall back,' doctor says

3/9/2014
Daylight Saving Time's Arrival May Disrupt Your Sleep

It's harder to 'spring forward' than to 'fall back,' doctor says

3/7/2014
Could More Time on Facebook Help Spur Eating Disorders?

College students who 'untagged' self-photos, cared a lot about 'likes' had more body-image issues in study

3/5/2014
Do Harder Working Husbands Have Healthier Wives?

His long work hours may boost her health, study suggests

3/4/2014
Health Reform May Help Those Who Spent Time in Jail

Untreated mental illness, substance-abuse problems raise risk for repeat arrests, research suggests

3/4/2014
Hangovers Don't Delay the Next Drink, Study Finds

The painful after-effects of too much booze may be seen as just a temporary nuisance, researchers say

3/4/2014
Heart Attack Risk Rises in Hours After Angry Outburst: Study

Absolute risk from any one episode remains very small, but the danger is there, experts say

3/3/2014
Psychiatric Ills Widespread Among U.S. Soldiers: Studies

Rates exceed those found in general population; may help explain increase in suicides, researchers say

2/27/2014
Too Often, Doctors Miss Suicide's Warning Signs: Study

Many victims saw a physician just prior to the suicide, but less than half got mental health diagnosis

2/26/2014
Kids' Body Image Shaped by Parents, Expert Says

Doctor offers tips for helping children develop healthy eating habits, self-image

2/24/2014
Death of Partner Boosts Risk for Heart Attack, Stroke, Study Says

The first month is crucial, but then the threat diminishes, researchers say

2/23/2014
Frequent School Moves May Harm Kids' Mental Health

Study of British preteens might have found increased risk of psychiatric symptoms

2/22/2014
Are Best Memories Made by Age 25?

That's when major milestones tend to occur, study author says

2/21/2014
Modern War Wounds Can Devastate Vets' Sexual, Emotional Health

Blast injuries to groin on the rise and confer special hardships for soldiers, experts say

2/19/2014
More Stress, More Headaches, Study Says

Tension-headache sufferers in particular may benefit from relaxation techniques, experts suggest

2/19/2014
A Judgmental Doctor May Make It Hard to Lose Weight

Finding suggests physicians need to be less negative when counseling overweight patients

2/18/2014
Antidepressant Celexa May Help Ease Alzheimer's-Linked Agitation

Study finds it might be safer alternative to standard antipsychotics

2/17/2014
Living in Rich Neighborhood May Fuel Materialism

Keeping up with the Joneses hardest on young city dwellers with less money, study finds

2/17/2014
Who's a Hunk Depends on Time of the Month

Study found more masculine looks were preferred during ovulation

2/14/2014
Want to Rekindle Romance? Try Double Dating

Interaction between couples might help partners value each other more, study suggests

2/14/2014
Sizing Up a Guy by the Width of His Face

Broad facial structure appeals to women -- but only for short-term romances, study finds

2/14/2014
Supportive Mate a Good Match for Your Heart

Small study of couples found helpfulness seems associated with lower levels of calcium build-up in arteries

2/13/2014
Higher HIV Infection Rates Seen in Mental Health Patients: Study

People seeking psych help had 16 times the rate of AIDS virus infection than general U.S. population

2/12/2014
Quitting Smoking Linked to Better Mental Health in Study

Over 3 years, people who stopped reported drop in mood disorders, alcohol and drug problems

2/11/2014
Teens' Stress Levels Rival Those of Adults, Survey Finds

Top worries include post-graduation choices, financial concerns

2/10/2014
Teen Pregnancy Rates Much Higher for Girls With Serious Mental Illness: Study

But it's not clear from Canadian study if there's a direct connection

2/7/2014
Could People's Well-Being Affect Likelihood of Kidney Donation?

U.S. study finds those living in regions with greater happiness more likely to donate organs to strangers

2/7/2014
Feeling in Control? You Might Live Longer

For people with less education, study suggests attitude makes a difference in lifespan

2/6/2014
Schizophrenia Linked to Pregnancy Complications, Study Suggests

Rates of preterm births, C-sections and ICU treatment higher for mothers with the mental illness

2/6/2014
Psychotherapy May Be Effective Alternate Treatment for Schizophrenia, Study Finds

Cognitive behavioral therapy appears to help ease symptoms in patients who decline medication

2/5/2014
Risk of Depression May Rise With Too Much or Too Little Sleep

Getting appropriate amount of shuteye is an investment in mental health, researchers report

1/31/2014
Many College Students Fear Going Hungry at Some Point: Survey

Factors include rising costs, lack of support even among those with jobs

1/31/2014
College Drinking May Aggravate PTSD Symptoms

One leads to the other, creating a vicious cycle, study says