Psychology and Mental Health News

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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

9/14/2013
The Real Message Behind Status Handbags?

Women may be saying 'Stay away, he's mine'

9/13/2013
Bilinguals Increase Their Mental Flexibility, Study Finds

Switching languages constantly appears to strengthen brain muscle, researchers say

9/12/2013
Positive Attitude Linked to Longer Life in Heart Patients

Keeping physically active may boost survival in those with a negative outlook, study suggests

9/11/2013
'Exposure Therapy' Along With Antidepressants May Help With OCD

SSRI drugs found effective, but study raps risperidone

9/11/2013
Lying in Virtual World Can Be Spotted, Study Finds

Researchers found slower, shorter responses in electronic messaging were clues to deception

9/10/2013
Boosting Teens' Mental Well-Being Is Goal of New Skills Program

Students learn to watch for emotional triggers, shed negative beliefs

9/9/2013
Adopted Teens More Likely to Attempt Suicide, Study Finds

Parents should be aware, but not unduly alarmed, researcher says

9/7/2013
Winter Depression May Be Less Common Than Believed

Study on seasonal affective disorder only found weak ties between weather and mood

9/6/2013
Short Sleep on Work Nights Common: Poll

International survey highlights how culture may influence sleep habits

9/6/2013
Obesity Gene Tests May Not Hamper Weight-Loss Efforts

Knowing you have 'obesity gene' could reduce self-blame, study suggests

9/6/2013
Looking Sleepy Speaks Volumes, Study Says

Others may misjudge you because of your droopy eyelids, hangdog expression

9/5/2013
When Football Team Loses, Fans Reach for Junk Food

But 'self-affirmation' can curb emotional eating, study suggests

9/4/2013
Screaming, Cursing at Your Misbehaving Teen May Backfire

Study found verbal abuse promoted more disobedience and conflict

8/30/2013
Back-to-School Tips May Help Ease Sensory Overload in Kids

Students with 'sensory processing disorder' often struggle with adapting to change

8/30/2013
Mellow Music May Help Stave Off Road Rage

The sooner you tune in, the better, study finds

8/30/2013
In Showdowns Between Sexes, Male Ego Bruises Easily

When wives or girlfriends succeed, men's self-esteem sags, study contends

8/29/2013
Anxiety Linked to a Need for More Personal Space

Anxious people perceive threats as closer than others do, and may react defensively, study suggests

8/28/2013
Humans Hardwired to Feel Others' Pain, Study Finds

This ability is likely an evolutionary adaptation, researcher says

8/28/2013
Brain Size May Yield Clues to Anorexia

Areas that control sense of fullness, perception of body size are unusually large, study finds

8/27/2013
Want to Spend Less? Shop in High Heels, Study Says

When consumers were focused on physical balance, they tended to show restraint with purchases

8/26/2013
Stuttering May Not Cause Emotional Woes in Preschoolers: Study

Research also suggests many of these children actually have advanced language skills

8/23/2013
Volunteering May Make People Happier, Study Finds

Review also finds that those who 'give back' tend to live longer

8/21/2013
Study Casts Doubt on Effectiveness of Delerium Drug

Hospital patients given haloperidol or a placebo had similar outcomes, new research shows

8/17/2013
Messy Office a Fertile Ground for Creative Mind: Study

Neat desk tied to positive behaviors, but untidy workspace may encourage thinking 'outside the box'

8/14/2013
Could Facebook Habit Make You Less Happy?

Life satisfaction dropped as use increased among young adults, study found