Psychology and Mental Health News

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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

5/9/2013
Socializing May Ease Pain of Breast Cancer

Study found that women with the largest support networks reported best quality of life

5/9/2013
Violent Video Games May Numb Players to Brutality, Study Finds

Lower reactions seen in highly exposed teens

5/7/2013
Docs Should Ask Heart Patients About Quality of Life

Surveys reveal how well people are doing mentally, physically, experts say

5/6/2013
Hungry Shoppers Pile High-Calorie Foods in Their Carts

Your body shifts to survival mode at the grocery store, expert says

5/3/2013
Centenarians a Happy Lot, Survey Says

But aging baby boomers less content, wish they'd taken more chances in their lives

5/2/2013
Brain Wiring May Explain Unhealthy Obsession With Looks

Scans show abnormal circuitry in people who fixate on their flaws, real or imagined

5/2/2013
Brain Differences Seen in Kids With Conduct Problems

Specifically, they reacted less to images of people in pain during study

5/2/2013
Steep Rise in Suicides Among Middle-Aged Americans, CDC Says

Rate rose by 28 percent since 1999; recession may have played a role, experts say

5/1/2013
Many U.S. Teens Struggle With Extreme Fatigue: Survey

Problem often goes hand-in-hand with emotional disorders like depression, expert says

4/29/2013
Some Antidepressants Linked to Bleeding Risk With Surgery

It's not clear whether SSRI drugs should be stopped before procedures, study says

4/26/2013
Doctors Feel Less Connected to Obese Patients, Study Suggests

In office visits, physicians were less apt to use reassuring language if patient was overweight

4/26/2013
Poor Parenting Styles Linked to Bullying Behavior in Kids

Being overprotective may be just as bad as being neglectful for spurring bully and victim roles

4/26/2013
Don't Blame Parents for Sins of the Child

Outside forces can unleash violence like Boston bombings, Sandy Hook school shooting, experts say

4/25/2013
Study Explores the Cost of Creativity

Some people with laser focus may miss big-picture details, research suggests

4/25/2013
Bipolar Disorder Drugs May 'Tweak' Genes Affecting Brain

Study offers clues on causes of condition and how commonly prescribed meds work

4/25/2013
Faith May Complement Treatment for Mental Illness

Patients with stronger belief in God did better in small study

4/24/2013
Hospitalization OK for Psych Patients Can Take Hours

Phone time to get insurance authorization adds up to a million hours a year for psychiatrists nationwide

4/24/2013
Can You Feel Empathy for a Robot?

Researchers try to capture bond between humans, mechanical companions

4/23/2013
Childhood Meningitis Tied to Reduced Education, Employment Prospects

Danish study found some were less likely to be financially self-sufficient as adults

4/23/2013
Benefits Unclear of Screening Teens, Adults for Suicide Risk: Report

Task force stresses that finding does not apply to those with current or past mental health problems

4/22/2013
Green Spaces Boost City Dwellers' Well-Being

Study found the effect was significant, akin to a third of the benefit gained from marriage

4/19/2013
Work By Female Scientists Gets Judged More Harshly: Study

Research conducted by men viewed as higher quality than identical studies listing female authors

4/19/2013
Sons of Absent or Abusive Fathers May Pick More Bar Fights: Survey

Study looked at aggression tied to drinking in young Australian men

4/18/2013
People Happier When They Get More Sex Than Their Friends: Study

Those who got less action than their peers tended to be less happy, researchers say

4/17/2013
Helping Children Make Sense of the Senseless

Tragedies like the Boston bombings require a loving, shared response, experts say

4/16/2013
Quiet Confidence Seems to Help Salespeople Succeed

People who straddle qualities of extraverts and introverts best at closing deals, study shows

4/16/2013
'Do-It-Yourself' Projects May Boost White-Collar Males' Self-Image

They indulge their 'inner craftsman' while working with their hands, researchers say

4/15/2013
Lullabies Soothe Preemies, Parents Alike

Study looked at music therapy combining songs and special womb-like sounds

4/12/2013
Breathing Problem Sometimes Misdiagnosed in Athletes

Study finds vocal cord disorder can be confused with asthma

4/12/2013
Changes to Psychiatry's 'Bible' Could Widen Definition of ADHD

Experts disagree over whether this will help or harm in the long run

4/11/2013
Non-Amputees Can Experience the Illusion of a 'Phantom' Limb

The brain can accept an invisible hand as part of the body, study shows

4/11/2013
A Survivor's Story From the Job Loss Front

'Fight hard and fast to get past the anger,' and don't forget to keep healthy habits

4/11/2013
Severely Injured Vets May Need Ongoing Emotional Care

Mental health problems still significant after 2 years, study finds

4/10/2013
For First Time, Pain 'Signature' Spotted on Brain MRIs

Scientists could distinguish physical from emotional pain, discomfort in study

4/10/2013
Gulp! Study Suggests Super-Size Soda Ban Could Fizzle

But the research didn't involve actual consumers or beverages

4/10/2013
Ex-Convicts From Tobacco-Free Prisons Need Help to Stay Off Smokes

Study found they're less likely to resume habit with pre-release counseling

4/8/2013
Can Penis Size Sway Women's Choice of Mate?

Shown images of naked mannequins, females tended to favor better-endowed candidates, study found

4/8/2013
Potions From the Past Held More Than a Snake-Oil Promise: Study

Researchers dissect 19th century concoctions to find some medicinal secrets actually worked

4/5/2013
Scans May Reveal Pre-Schizophrenia Brain Changes

By identifying vulnerable children, doctors might be able to prevent the illness, study says

4/5/2013
Obesity Does Slow People Down, Study Confirms

Women may be caught in cycle of fatigue, lack of self-esteem, expert says

4/5/2013
Teen Boys With Enlarged Breasts Show Emotional Effects

Study found condition may lower general health as well