Psychology and Mental Health News

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3/5/2013
Motherhood May Spur Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior in Some

Symptoms usually temporary, half of the women studied reported improvements after 6 months

3/4/2013
Anxiety May Be More Common Than Depression After Pregnancy

Study found nearly 1 in 5 women has postpartum anxiety, but it fades fairly quickly

3/1/2013
Volunteering May Boost Teen Heart Health

Study found those who did charity work had lower body fat, cholesterol levels than those who didn't

3/1/2013
Resilient Personality May Bring Better Aerobic Health

But nicer doesn't necessarily equal healthier, research contends

3/1/2013
1 in 4 Breast Cancer Diagnoses May Spur PTSD

Women who are younger, black or Asian at highest risk for short-term symptoms of stress disorder

2/28/2013
Boosting Patients' Well-Being During Cancer Treatment

Combination of exercises, discussions and deep breathing improve quality of life, specialists say

2/28/2013
Shared Genes May Link ADHD, Autism and Depression

Largest study of its kind also found ties to schizophrenia, bipolar disorders

2/27/2013
Depressed Patients May Gain From Self-Help Books, Websites

These low-intensity interventions deemed good first steps in treatment

2/26/2013
'Worried Well' Often Ignore Negative Test Results: Study

Many of these patients suffer from hypochondria, and continue to have symptoms of imagined disease

2/25/2013
Pediatricians Say No to Expulsions, Suspensions at Schools

'Zero-tolerance' policies don't have the desired effect, American Academy of Pediatrics says

2/25/2013
Scientists Pinpoint How Deep Brain Stimulation Eases OCD

MRI scans showed it normalized activity in areas of brain related to reward

2/22/2013
Common Sense Approaches May Stem ICU Delirium

Helping patients sleep lessens odds of confusion, study finds

2/22/2013
Relationship Worries Can Make You Sick

Chronic fretting linked to rise in stress hormones, lowered immune response in study

2/22/2013
'Smarter Lunchroom' May Lead to Healthier Choices

Attractive positioning of fruits and veggies influences what kids eat, researchers find

2/18/2013
Patients Often Ill-Informed on Impact of Heart Device

Doctors focus on technical side of implantable defibrillator, not its effect on quality of life: study

2/18/2013
Exercise May Stave Off Depression in Severely Obese

Study found as little as 8 minutes of daily activity helped patients scheduled for weight-loss surgery

2/15/2013
Military Women Exposed to Combat After Childbirth Face Depression

Problem is related to combat exposure, not childbirth, research shows

2/15/2013
Psychiatric Meds in Water Supply May Alter Fish Behavior

Swedish study finds perch acting more boldly when exposed to trace amounts of Oxezepam

2/15/2013
Doggone It! Your Dog Has You Pegged

Canines in study chose to 'steal' treats in darkness, where humans can't see, U.K. researchers report

2/14/2013
Closeness Isn't Always Key to Romantic Bliss

Finding the level of emotional intimacy that's right for both partners is most important, study finds

2/14/2013
Five Keys to Keep Your Valentine's Heart

Being there for your partner every day more important than gifts or flowers, study finds

2/13/2013
Bosses Who Bully Poison the Workplace

Study found even co-workers of targeted employees were affected by abusive management style

2/13/2013
Do Teens With Happy Home Life Have Happier Marriages?

Positive early family experiences may influence relationship satisfaction in adulthood, study says

2/13/2013
'Cyberbullying' as Harmful as Physical Threats, Study Finds

Online activity must be considered when creating policies to combat bullying, researchers say

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