Psychology and Mental Health News

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2/13/2013
Most Prefer That Men 'Pop the Question,' Survey Finds

Traditional views on marriage emerge in small on-campus study

2/13/2013
Valentine's Day a Show of Wealth for Single Men?

Unmarried guys spend the most, signaling their fitness as mates, expert says

2/12/2013
Facebook Users Take 'Unfriending' Seriously, Survey Finds

And talking about it makes matters even worse

2/11/2013
Economy May Have Lasting Effect on Young People's Outlook

Satisfaction rises with age, but growing up in tough times lowers well-being overall, study suggests

2/11/2013
Little Known on How to Best Help Kids After Trauma

In wake of Newtown shooting, review finds more evidence needed on what to do when children can't cope

2/8/2013
People Seem More Accepting of Food Addiction Than Other Vices

But obese people are less likely to be given a pass on their eating habit, research shows

2/8/2013
Who Says the Sexes Are Planets Apart?

New study states forget the Mars-Venus divide; the thinking of men and women tend to overlap

2/7/2013
Young Adults Are America's Most Stressed Generation: Survey

And most feel they get little support from their doctors

2/6/2013
Electrical Brain Stimulation Plus Drug Fights Depression: Study

Combination of approaches appears to give the most relief, researchers say

2/5/2013
Drinking Imbalance Could Put Marriage on the Rocks

When one spouse imbibes and one doesn't, odds of divorce go up, study finds

2/5/2013
Smoking Rates Much Higher Among the Mentally Ill: CDC

On average, more than a third of people with psychiatric woes smoke, and they're less likely to quit

2/4/2013
Girls' Peers, Not Media, May Exert Most Pressure to Be Thin

Study looked at unhappiness with body image, feelings of inferiority

2/4/2013
A Good Mood May Boost Seniors' Brain Power

Positive feelings enhance decision-making and memory skills, study suggests

2/4/2013
For Most Bullied Gay Kids, Things Do 'Get Better,' Study Finds

While gay British teens more likely to be bullied in school, situation improved by young adulthood

2/3/2013
On Game Day, Sometimes Winning Isn't Everything

Study finds fans love a close contest with clearly defined good guys and bad guys

2/3/2013
Stressed-Out Women May Be More Sensitive to Sounds

Day-to-day noises like rattling cutlery can seem ear-piercing, study finds

2/1/2013
Psychiatric Drugs More Often Prescribed in the South

Study looked at stimulant, antipsychotic and antidepressant use across U.S.

1/31/2013
Sunshine Might Help Love Bloom, Study Suggests

French women seemed more responsive to flirting on bright days than on cloudy ones

1/30/2013
Antidepressants Celexa, Lexapro Tied to Irregular Heartbeat: Study

But the occurrence is rare, and alternatives exist, experts say

1/29/2013
For Some, Views on Global Warming Change With the Weather

In survey, Independent voters in the U.S. often switched opinions as thermometer rose and fell

1/29/2013
Good 'First-Time' Sex May Set Stage for Future Enjoyment

Whether loss of virginity was a positive experience or not linked to later sexual satisfaction, study finds

1/29/2013
Brain Scan Study Suggests Docs 'Feel' Your Pain

When presented with what seemed to be patients in discomfort, physicians' own pain centers reacted

1/29/2013
'Coming Out' Can Bring Health Benefits, Study Says

Openness about sexual orientation may reduce stress for lesbians, gays and bisexuals

1/28/2013
Scientists Complete 1st Map of 'Emotional Intelligence' in the Brain

Scans of injured Vietnam vets show overlap of these skills with general intelligence

1/28/2013
'Sex With an Ex' Common Among Teens, Young Adults

About half of young couples reunite after a breakup, and half of those have sex, researchers say

1/25/2013
People Overestimate the Happiness New Purchases Will Bring

'Retail therapy' doesn't work for long, even among the most materialistic, study suggests

1/25/2013
People May Eat More When Headlines Bear Bad News

Study suggests stressing about tough times unleashes craving for calories

1/24/2013
Acts of Kindness Can Make You Happier

Researcher says frequency, variety play a key role

1/23/2013
Eat Too Much While Watching TV? Try Taking Smaller Bites

In study, people given preset 'sips' of soup consumed less

1/23/2013
Drivers Who Multitask Often Overestimate Their Skills

Those who do it most are least capable, study suggests

1/23/2013
Jaw Pain Disorder Tied to Anxiety, Depression

German study of TMJ patients didn't pin down how body-mind connection works

1/23/2013
U.S. Vets With Gulf War Syndrome Need Individualized Treatment: Report

The Institute of Medicine calls the syndrome a 'very real, highly diverse' condition

1/23/2013
Condoms Don't Diminish Sexual Pleasure, Study Finds

Misperceptions can raise risk for STDs, HIV and unintended pregnancy

1/22/2013
Physical, Sexual Assault May Raise Soldiers' Suicide Risk

Identifying pertinent experiences could lead to preventive care, researcher says

1/22/2013
Happy in Marriage, Heavier on the Scale?

Study found satisfied newlyweds gained more weight than less satisfied ones

1/21/2013
Loneliness May Take a Physical Toll

Feelings of social isolation linked to poorer immunity, more inflammation in study patients

1/21/2013
Give Away Your Money, Feel Happier?

Even on a small scale, being generous creates a sense of wealth, study finds

1/21/2013
Tired Couples May Take Each Other For Granted

Less gratitude seen among those with sleep problems, researchers say

1/16/2013
Multiple Concussions Could Up Depression Risk in Former NFL Players

Small studies found more psychological symptoms, brain changes in older ex-athletes with head trauma

1/16/2013
Top Road Rage Triggers: Cutting In, Weaving

Anger involved in nearly half of all collisions, researchers say

1/14/2013
Chimpanzees, Like Humans, Seem to Have Sense of Fairness

Study pitted chimps against children in 'Ultimatum Game'

1/11/2013
Depressed Stroke Survivors May Face Higher Early Death Risk

Researchers recommend assessing stroke patients for mood problems

1/10/2013
Texts, Other Distractions Tied to Errors at Work

In certain jobs, these distractions can have disastrous results, study says

1/10/2013
Survey Refutes 'Loner' Stereotype of Video Gamers

Many play to boost their social lives, research suggests

1/10/2013
Brown Eyes Beat Blue Ones for 'Trustworthiness': Study

Features associated with having brown eyes, such as a round face, seem to signal reliability

1/9/2013
Many U.S. Teens at Risk for Suicide Despite Treatment: Study

About 1 in every 20 teens attempts suicide, often when already being treated for mental health woes

1/8/2013
Diet Drinks Tied to Depression Risk in Older Adults: Study

Higher odds also seen for regular soda drinkers

1/7/2013
Meds May Spur Compulsive Behaviors in Some Parkinson's Patients: Study

Some indulge in gambling or other troublesome activities, but research suggests drugs are cause

1/7/2013
Psychological Woes Could Arise During Interplanetary Spaceflight: Study

Healthy sleep duration and timing essential for astronauts, researchers say

1/7/2013
Strange Food Pairings May Signal Binge Eating: Study

Many with eating disorder prepare mixtures like cookies and mashed potatoes in secret