Psychology and Mental Health News

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6/28/2013
Older, Cheap Drug May Cut Suicide Risk for People With Mood Disorders

Review of data finds that lithium benefits people with depression, bipolar illnesses

6/27/2013
Two-Pronged Anxiety Treatment Aids Older Adults

Antidepressant, talk therapy together outperform either approach alone, study finds

6/27/2013
Think You're Stressed? Maybe You Should Have Your Heart Checked

Those who thought pressure was affecting their health twice as likely to suffer heart attack, study says

6/26/2013
2 Supreme Court Rulings Bolster Gay Marriages

Research, though not accepted universally, says same-sex unions can be boon to health

6/21/2013
Mind Over Diet?

Study suggests people's beliefs about causes of obesity influence their eating habits, weight

6/20/2013
Music Doesn't Hurt Driving Performance, Study Suggests

Tunes on CD, radio might even boost focus in some situations, researcher says

6/19/2013
Scientists Use Brain Scans to 'Read' People's Emotions

Aided by a computer, researchers say they can identify how people are feeling

6/19/2013
Day Care May Help Kids of Depressed Moms

They showed fewer signs of emotional problems if they weren't cared for solely by their mother

6/19/2013
Character Counts When It Comes to Organ, Blood Donations

Patients prefer getting both from people with personality, behavior traits similar to their own, study finds

6/17/2013
Sibling Bullying Can Lead to Depression, Anxiety in Victims

Study says it may be as damaging as abuse from peers

6/17/2013
Minority Kids With Autism Less Likely to Use Specialty Services: Study

Compared to white children, black and Hispanic patients may be missing out on certain types of care

6/14/2013
Canine Research Sheds Light on OCD in Humans

Scientists found same areas of brain were changed in dogs and people with compulsive disorder

6/14/2013
Video Gamers May Have Better Visual Recall

Study compared brain function of dedicated gamers to nongaming college students

6/14/2013
Volunteering May Be Good for the Heart in More Ways Than One

Time spent helping others linked to lower blood pressure in older adults, study finds

6/13/2013
'Domestic' Dads Often Face Scorn at Work, Study Finds

When men or women step outside traditional gender roles, some colleagues react badly, research shows

6/11/2013
College Kids Trend Toward Twitter, Adults Favor Facebook

Whatever the vehicle, it reflects growing signs of self-absorbed behavior, study says

6/7/2013
Heart Device 'Shock' Anxiety May Hamper Sex Life

Study found more sexual dysfunction among men, women with implanted defibrillators

6/7/2013
Women Better at Remembering Faces, Study Finds

They spend more time 'scanning' facial features than men do, researchers say

6/7/2013
For Alzheimer's Caregivers, a Much-Needed Break

Study confirms adult day care provides beneficial time off

6/6/2013
Windows Add to Office Workers' Well-Being, Study Finds

More physical activity, better sleep associated with daylight exposure, researchers say

6/5/2013
Rape Survivors in War Zones May Benefit Most From Group Counseling

Study looked at therapy for women in the Democratic Republic of Congo

6/5/2013
Almost Half of Cancer Doctors Report Symptoms of Burnout: Survey

Along with career satisfaction, many cite emotional exhaustion

6/3/2013
Obama Calls for National Debate on Mental Health

End the stigma, he urges at special White House conference

5/31/2013
Men in Red: Higher Testosterone Levels, Study Finds

Athletes choose the color to show dominance and aggression, research suggests

5/31/2013
Childhood Abuse Tied to Food Addiction in Women: Study

Tendency to overeat is nearly doubled for those victimized as kids

5/31/2013
Obese Patients May Be More Prone to 'Doctor Shopping'

Stigma, judgments in office visits might prompt frequent switches, study authors say

5/31/2013
For Kids With Autism, a Day at the Races With NASCAR

Annual event helps young speedway fans enjoy the sport in a safe, conducive environment

5/31/2013
Smaller Isn't Always Sexier for the Female Foot

Study finds big preference for large-footed women in Indonesian tribe, and elsewhere

5/30/2013
In Dating Game, Narcissists Get the Girl

Self-admiring men attract mates more easily, study finds

5/30/2013
Scientists Spot Genes Tied to Success at School, College

But the effect of any one piece of DNA is very minor, so educational achievement is not set at birth

5/30/2013
PTSD After Heart Attack Linked to Poor Sleep

Problems with shut-eye may increase along with rise in stress disorder symptoms, study says

5/29/2013
Apes Get Emotional When Choices Don't Pan Out

Primates pouted and threw tantrums in study

5/29/2013
Mental Ills in Kids With Epilepsy May Depend on Seizure Location

Psychiatric symptoms more common when brain's temporal lobe is involved, researchers find

5/28/2013
Talk Therapy Can Ease Depression, But No Single Type Deemed 'Best'

Experts say choice depends on individual patient, treatment availability

5/28/2013
Health News Reports May Spur 'Symptoms' in Some People

Power of suggestion, 'nocebo' effect can make you feel sick, study suggests

5/27/2013
Military Families May Need Help With Mental Health

Depression, anxiety and sleep problems can arise during long deployments of loved ones

5/24/2013
Many Medical Students Have Anti-Fat Bias, Study Finds

That poses a significant barrier to the treatment of obesity, researchers say

5/24/2013
Storm Chasers: Born to Be Wild?

Experts explain what motivates some to flirt with Mother Nature's wrath while most run for cover

5/23/2013
People With Borderline Personality Disorder May Misinterpret Facial Emotions

In studies, patients sometimes saw anger in a 'neutral' face and reacted to that threat

5/22/2013
Migraine, Chronic Back Pain Tied to Higher Suicide Risk

Hopelessness, disability may play a role in feelings of despair, study finds

5/21/2013
Antidepressants May Be Helpful for Some Heart Patients: Study

Emotional stress can harm cardiovascular health, experts say, so boosting mental resilience may be key

5/21/2013
Weather Worries Can Threaten a Child's Mental Health

Psychologist offers advice for coping with tragedies like the Oklahoma tornado

5/20/2013
Latest Edition of Psychiatry's 'Bible' Launched Amid Controversy

Authors say it defines disorders more concisely; critics say it will lead to over-diagnosis and unnecessary treatments

5/17/2013
Gay Actors Convincing in Heterosexual Roles

Knowledge of performer's sexual orientation may not affect viewer perceptions, study finds

5/16/2013
Adult Children of Substance Abusers More Prone to Depression

Risk rose steeply if a parent had been addicted to alcohol or drugs, study found

5/16/2013
Anti-Gay Bullying Tied to Teen Depression, Suicide

Suicidal thoughts more likely for kids victimized over sexual orientation, research finds

5/15/2013
Young Women Less Healthy Than Men Before Heart Attack: Study

Females tend to have more physical and mental problems prior to the event, researchers find

5/13/2013
Daily Gene Rhythms May Be Off in Depressed People

Study found 'clock' in brain was disrupted in autopsies of those who suffered mental disorder at time of death

5/13/2013
Creative Arts May Help Cancer Patients Cope

Review shows participation in dance, music, art or writing can soothe anxiety, depression and pain

5/13/2013
Rich 'Cougar,' 'Sugar Daddy' Stereotypes Might Not Mirror Reality

Instead, couples with big age gaps tend to be poorer, study finds