Psychology and Mental Health News

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7/27/2012
'Macho' Men Do Worse in Couples When the Woman Earns More

Small study found men with less-traditional mindset had better-quality relationships

7/27/2012
What's That Symptom? Experts Warn of Self-Diagnosis Via the Web

Many people prone to leap to worst-case conclusions when investigating own ailments, study finds

7/26/2012
Body Language of Triumph Will Be on Display at Olympics

At the moment of victory, athletes raise their arms and grimace or yell, study shows

7/24/2012
Physical Ailments Take Toll on Mental Health: Study

People with severe or chronic illness have much higher odds of needing psychiatric care

7/23/2012
Young Cancer Patients Often Lack Support: Study

Those aged 14 to 39 are more likely to report unmet social, psychological and informational needs

7/20/2012
Talk to Your Kids About the Colorado Killings

Mental health experts say children and teens need reassurance at times like this

7/20/2012
Childhood Abuse Linked to Diabetes, Heart Disease in Middle-Aged Women

Study found victims twice as likely to have high blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol

7/19/2012
Kids' Sexual Behavior Influenced by Movie Scenes: Study

Watching films with sexual content at 12 to 14 linked to risky 'sensation-seeking' personality

7/16/2012
Large Breasts Can Take Mental, Physical Toll on Teens

Research shows some girls with the condition have physical pain, lower self-esteem

7/16/2012
Child Abuse Rises When Economy Sags: Study

Risk is highest in families losing their homes

7/13/2012
Schizophrenia in Movies: Don't Believe Everything You See

Hollywood portrayals are often inaccurate, misleading, study shows

7/13/2012
Improve Care for Veterans With PTSD: Report

'Treatment isn't reaching everyone who needs it,' Institute of Medicine says

7/13/2012
Phobic Anxiety May Link to Premature Aging

But the association doesn't prove that stress causes your chromosomes to deteriorate, researchers say

7/13/2012
Police Work Takes Heavy Health Toll: Study

Daily stress, night shift contribute to officers' increased risk for chronic illnesses

7/12/2012
Heavier Friends Might Widen Your Waistline: Study

Research with high school students suggests overweight pals influence weight gain

7/11/2012
Does Stress Management Slow MS?

Therapy seems to stop new brain lesions but only for duration of treatment, study finds

7/10/2012
Selflessness Can Threaten Clergy Members' Health

Ministering to others linked to above-average rates of depression, chronic diseases, study shows

7/10/2012
Aging Boomers' Mental Health Woes Will Swamp Health System: Report

U.S. not equipped to handle growing number of seniors with mental health, substance use issues, researchers say

7/9/2012
What Makes the End-of-Life Experience Peaceful?

Prayer, meditation and a caring doctor, not hospitals and treatments, survey of dying patients finds

7/6/2012
Report Calls for Counseling Guidelines for Treating Transgender People

Those with diagnosis believe their body doesn't reflect their true gender

7/6/2012
Meditation Method a Matter of Taste

Study finds choosing a technique you're comfortable with makes you less likely to quit

7/3/2012
Special-Ed Students at Greater Risk of Bullying, Being Bullied: Study

Students with visible disabilities are victimized most often, researchers say

7/2/2012
Family History of Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder May Up Kids' Risk for Autism

The three conditions might share similar underlying risk factors, study authors say

7/2/2012
Antipsychotic Drugs Linked to Higher Odds for Diabetes in Pregnancy

Many women may rely on meds to function properly, so decisions must be weighed carefully

7/2/2012
Dangerous Rage May Be Common Among U.S. Teens

Condition called intermittent explosive disorder is underdiagnosed, undertreated, experts say

7/2/2012
Spanking Batters Kids' Mental Health: Study

Physical punishment linked to mental health disorders, substance abuse in adulthood

7/2/2012
Chronic Pain May Depend on Emotional Reaction to Injury

More activity between certain brain regions seems to be linked to lingering problems, research says

6/29/2012
Gay or Straight, Parents Too Tired for Sex, Study Suggests

Dads in same-sex relationships may face similar intimacy issues as heterosexual couples with kids

6/27/2012
Pictures of Fatty, Sugary Foods May Spur Cravings

Stimulating brain's reward areas might cause overeating, researchers say

6/27/2012
Fear of Childbirth Linked to Longer Labor, Study Says

Relaxed women delivered about an hour and a half sooner than more anxious moms-to-be

6/25/2012
Employment Key to Helping Veterans Adjust to Life Back Home

In study, money worries raised risk for violent behavior more than PTSD

6/24/2012
Money Really Can't Buy Happiness, Study Finds

Happiness tied to respect, influence, not wealth

6/22/2012
Tracking Love, Lust in the Brain

Specific but related areas activated by love and sexual desire, researcher says

6/22/2012
Active, Outdoor Teens Are Happier Teens: Study

And those who spend more time indoors in front of screens are more likely to feel lonely, shy

6/22/2012
1 in 10 Fibromyalgia Patients Uses Marijuana to Ease Pain

They also tend to have poorer mental health, researchers say

6/21/2012
Travel and Other Adventures Can Boost Happiness

As long as you do it for the right reasons and not to impress others, study says

6/21/2012
Child's Scoliosis Stresses Patients, Parents: Study

Teen girls dislike wearing a body brace, but parents worry most of all

6/21/2012
Who Has the Most Sway on Facebook?

Men, over-30 users are more influential than others, study finds

6/20/2012
PTSD Symptoms Common After Heart Attack: Study

Nightmares, elevated heart rate among signs that may increase risk of recurrent attack

6/19/2012
More Mental Health Woes in College Kids Who Abuse Prescription Drugs

Large study found association was strongest with painkillers like OxyContin, Vicodin

6/18/2012
Loneliness, Living Alone Might Shorten Life

Studies suggest doctors should ask patients about support systems

6/18/2012
Anxiety, Depression May Raise Stroke Risk

Screening for psychological distress could save patients' lives, researchers say

6/15/2012
Fathers Can Teach Their Children Persistence: Study

'Authoritative' parenting brings out perseverance skills in kids

6/15/2012
Parents' Fighting May Have Long-Lasting Effect on Kids

But if conflict is handled constructively, children's sense of security stays intact, research suggests

6/15/2012
'Sexting' Common Among Teens: Survey

Many are not aware of the legal, social consequences, researchers found

6/15/2012
Graphic Cig Pack Labels Make Smokers Think, Study Finds

Compared with text-only warnings, adding photos seems to make impression on viewer's memory

6/15/2012
Dad's Love Can Be Crucial for Happy Childhood, Study Confirms

For many kids, rejection by father can be even more devastating than by mother

6/14/2012
Seniors' Attitude on Age May Affect Dementia Test Results: Study

Health professionals should account for self-perception before making a diagnosis, researchers say

6/13/2012
Raucous Music May Tap Into Your Inner Animal

Researchers say discordant tunes evoke cries of distress

6/12/2012
Noisy Wards Could Threaten Hospital Patients' Health

Study simulating the inpatient environment finds frequent sleep disturbances from machines, people