Psychology and Mental Health News

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10/12/2012
'Believing' Propels Cancer Survivors to Exercise, Study Finds

Experts suggest developing an activity schedule, signing a 'contract' with a supportive friend

10/12/2012
10/11/2012
Service That Speeds Up Breast Cancer Diagnosis Pays Off: Study

Assistance from so-called 'patient navigators' may improve odds for survival, researchers say

10/11/2012
Depression Stigma May Be Fading: Survey

In poll released to coincide with National Depression Screening Day, most said they would seek treatment if needed

10/10/2012
Tragic News Reports Weigh More Heavily on Women: Study

Physiological response was evident in reaction to later events

10/10/2012
Pinball Analogy May Help Grief-Stricken Move Forward

Knowing that mourning takes an unpredictable course provides a sense of relief, researcher says

10/10/2012
In Terms of Drinking, the Rich Are Different, Study Says

Certain groups in poor neighborhoods are more likely to become problem drinkers, researchers find

10/10/2012
Science Reveals Secrets of Hypnosis

MRIs show differences in brains of people who could or couldn't be put into a trance

10/10/2012
Does Neighborhood Income Affect Teens' Mental Health?

Leaving extreme poverty may benefit healthy adolescent girls, but not boys, researchers say

10/9/2012
Teens Want Voice in End-of-Life Decisions

New guide helps seriously ill teens and young adults talk about their needs

10/7/2012
Even a Little Exercise Boosts Self-Esteem in Overweight Teens

Study found mental health benefits from a couple hours of light-to-moderate activity each week

10/5/2012
Clenched Hand May Prevent 'Choking' Under Pressure

For right-handed athletes, squeezing left hand might cause automatic motor skills to kick in, study says

10/5/2012
Humanitarian Work May Raise Risk of Anxiety, Depression

Researchers offer recommendations to improve mental health of aid workers

10/3/2012
Health Tip: Considering Counseling?

Therapy may help you deal with depression, loss or anger

10/1/2012
Psychiatric Disorders Often Persist in Juvenile Offenders

Alcohol, drug use common even 5 years after kids left detention center, researchers found

10/1/2012
Teens Don't Really Like Taking Risks, Study Finds

But they're more comfortable with uncertain outcomes than adults are, researchers say

9/28/2012
Prenatal Test Presents Dilemmas to Expectant Mothers

Knowledge isn't always power, some women say, study finds

9/27/2012
Poor Sense of Smell Linked to Personality Disorder

The sensory impairment is caused by dysfunction in the front part of the brain, researchers say

9/27/2012
Complementary Medicine May Help Soldiers With PTSD: Study

Healing touch, guided imagery eased symptoms, improved quality of life

9/26/2012
Using 'Gender-Specific' Objects to Identify Faces May Backfire

Visual cues such as high heels and shavers led to unexpected gender 'assignment' in study

9/26/2012
People With Implantable Defibrillators May Need More Mental Health Support

American Heart Association statement notes risk of depression, anxiety, PTSD

9/26/2012
Doctors' Intuition May Be Key to Spotting Infections in Kids

Physicians should pay attention to their 'gut feeling' to detect serious illness in children

9/25/2012
Stress Linked to Greater Weight Gain in Black Girls, Study Finds

Results may help explain racial differences in obesity rates

9/25/2012
Can Facebook Prolong Post-Breakup Pain?

Those who 'stalk' their ex electronically show more longing, less personal growth, study says

9/25/2012
Health Tip: Exercise to Combat Stress

It will help you feel better

9/24/2012
Doctors Should Screen Adults for Alcohol Misuse, U.S. Panel Says

Primary care MDs also urged to counsel risky drinkers

9/24/2012
Born To Lead? No Sweat

Study suggests the power that comes with authority keeps anxiety at bay

9/22/2012
Bride's Wedding Jitters May Forecast Stormy Marriage

Women hesitant to marry have much higher rate of divorce, study finds

9/21/2012
Adults See Some Teen Bullying as Less Serious: Survey

But isolating peers or spreading rumors can have real consequences, expert says

9/21/2012
Cancer Portrayed Too Grimly in Movies, Study Suggests

Many popular films use death as plot device even though survival is much improved, researcher says

9/21/2012
Making People Sign Forms at the Top May Keep Them Honest

Signing first triggers people's self-awareness, making it harder for them to cheat, study finds

9/20/2012
Where You Live May Boost Your Sense of Well-Being

Mental health improved when families moved from very poor neighborhoods, study found

9/19/2012
Childhood Trauma Linked to Later Stroke Risk

Study sees relationship between emotional neglect, physical illness in adulthood

9/18/2012
Most Forehead Lift Patients Recommend Procedure: Survey

But others are unsatisfied, and recovery time can be long

9/18/2012
More U.S. Kids Prescribed Off-Label Antipsychotics: Study

Use is particularly high among children with ADHD or conduct disorder, study shows

9/18/2012
Exercise May Prevent Stress and Anxiety, Study Suggests

Moderate physical activity can help people manage daily stressors, researchers say

9/18/2012
Self-Harm Associated With Premature Death in Study

Causes include suicide, accidents and disease, researchers say

9/14/2012
Woman Finds Balance in Life Via Drastic Change

Do what it takes to make great things happen, she advises

9/14/2012
Putting Your Mental Health in Order

Experts suggest steps to de-stress and find a more balanced life

9/14/2012
Quitting Smoking Just as Hard for Teens: Study

Similar negative psychological effects occur in newer, long-time smokers

9/13/2012
Men More Prone to Depression After Stroke: Study

Males' need for 'control' over health may trigger more of a setback when illness strikes, researchers say

9/13/2012
Could Facebook Be Making You Fat?

Time spent on social networking sites was time taken away from physical activity, study found

9/13/2012
Psych, Sleep Meds May Affect Driving

Psychotropic drugs alter brain functioning, raise crash risk, researchers say

9/12/2012
Lust May Dampen Humans' Sense of Disgust, Study Suggests

Women were less grossed out by 'icky' things when sexually aroused

9/12/2012
Drug Used to Prevent Prostate Cancer Won't Lower Quality of Life

Proscar is indicated for enlarged prostate; study found it had little long-term detrimental effect

9/10/2012
Curbing Suicide Now a National Priority, U.S. Says

Facebook is reaching out to save lives, too, under new government-led initiative

9/10/2012
Video Game 'Teams' Tied to Cooperative Behavior in Players

Having a teammate may lead to less negative aggression than playing violent games alone

9/10/2012
Multiple Methods Can Safely Help Babies Get to Sleep, Study Shows

At age 6, no differences seen in attachment, behavior, sleep quality

9/7/2012
Want to Beat Spider Phobia? Talk About It

Study using tarantulas finds labeling emotions while stressed eases anxiety

9/6/2012
Kids Develop Sense of Humor by Age 1, Study Finds

At 6 months, babies watched closely as their parents laughed at absurd events, researchers say