Psychology and Mental Health News

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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

1/7/2013
Color of Your Cup Might Influence Drink's Taste

Serving hot chocolate in an orange or cream-colored cup will make it more enticing, study found

1/7/2013
Mental Health of Dads-to-Be May Influence Toddler's Behavior

During pregnancy appointments, ask about father's state of mind, experts say

1/4/2013
Dementia, Late-Life Depression May Be Linked

Mild mental impairment also prevalent in those with the mood disorder, study says

1/4/2013
Keeping Sexuality Secret Takes Mental Toll on Bisexual Men

Those who concealed their same-sex relationships had higher rates of depression and anxiety, study found

1/3/2013
People Underestimate How Much They Might Change in the Future

No matter the age, folks thought they were already the person they'd remain for rest of their lives, study finds

1/3/2013
Health Tip: Dealing With Grief

Suggestions to help you cope with loss

1/3/2013
1/2/2013
Mental Disorders Linked With Domestic Violence, Study Says

Women with anxiety disorders 3.5 times more likely to report abuse

1/2/2013
Prenatal Antidepressants Don't Raise Fetal, Infant Death Risk: Study

But doctors, moms-to-be should still approach drugs known as SSRIs with caution, researchers say

1/1/2013
Survival of 'Obamacare' Tops List of Biggest Health News in 2012

Other headlines included steroid/meningitis outbreak, demise of the routine PSA test

1/1/2013
Economic Conditions at Birth Linked to Behavior in Teen Years

Being born during a time of chronic unemployment may boost odds of juvenile delinquency, study says

12/28/2012
Going Online for Info May Reflect a Pro-Active Stance Against Cancer

People who did so typically didn't view their diagnosis as being 'just up to fate,' study found

12/28/2012
Chronic Worry Linked to Higher Risk of PTSD

People who had anxiety before a traumatic event were more likely to develop stress disorder afterward

12/27/2012
More Evidence That Violent Video Games Help Spur Aggression

Negative effects accumulate over time, study says

12/27/2012
Tips on Coping With Grief During Holidays

Some comfort can be found for the recently bereaved, expert says

12/26/2012
Brain Scans Might Help Spot Risk for Bipolar Disorder

Study looked for reduced response to pictures of facial expressions

12/26/2012
Winter Depression May Require Treatment Plan

Seasonal affective disorder affects up to 1 in 5 Americans, experts say

12/24/2012
Blood Protein Linked to Depression, Study Finds

But whether it causes mood disorder isn't clear, researchers say

12/21/2012
Mass Murders: Why Us? Why the U.S.?

From gun availability to a lack of therapists, experts say many factors contribute to the spate of killings

12/19/2012
For Psychiatric Patients, Cancer Is Often Spotted Too Late

An Australian study found they're more likely to be diagnosed when disease has already spread

12/18/2012
Is the Mental Health System Failing Troubled Kids?

Spotting, managing young people like the Conn. gunman is difficult and will take more resources, experts say

12/17/2012
Asperger's, Autism Not Linked to Violence: Experts

Some media reports on man behind Connecticut shooting suggest that he had this mild form of autism

12/14/2012
Parents Key to Easing Psychological Impact of Conn. Shootings

Communication can help children, and adults, cope with the senseless tragedy, mental health experts say

12/14/2012
Mind Wandering Drives Up Crash Rate

Distracting thoughts account for significant proportion of collisions, study says

12/13/2012
Workplace Bullying Takes Toll on Witnesses Too, Study Finds

Exposure to aggression tied to more prescriptions for antidepressants among employees

12/13/2012
Legal Unions, Including Marriage, Boost Mental Health for Gay People: Study

Research suggests that everyone benefits from being in a legally recognized relationship

12/13/2012
Stress, Depression Linked to Raised Stroke Risk in Seniors

People with the greatest distress had triple the risk of stroke-related death

12/13/2012
2-Year Period After Parent's Suicide Try Most Risky for Children: Study

Mother's admission to psychiatric hospital also linked to high teen suicide risk, especially for daughters

12/12/2012
Want to Sound Like a Leader? Speak Like a Man, Study Contends

Findings hold even for stereotypical female posts, researchers say

12/12/2012
Can Nature Nurture the Mind as Well as the Soul?

Study suggests a boost in creativity, but outside experts are more cautious

12/11/2012
Loneliness May Boost Odds of Dementia

Lack of social support also raises risk of memory decline, study finds

12/11/2012
Common Heart Drug Might Dampen Some Autism Symptoms

Study found benefit most pronounced in those with milder forms of developmental disorder