Psychology and Mental Health News

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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

12/10/2012
ADHD Can Cause Lifelong Problems, Study Finds

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder that persists into adulthood may affect physical and mental health

12/8/2012
Give Your Heart the Gift of a Stress-Free Holiday

Learn how to handle emotional, financial and physical pressures of the season, cardiologist suggests

12/7/2012
Kids With Autism Common Users of ERs, Study Says

Findings suggest need for better outpatient psychiatric care

12/7/2012
'Chemo Brain' May Occur Before Treatment Even Starts

Study suggests mental fog, fatigue tied to chemotherapy may be partly due to stress

12/7/2012
When Antidepressants Don't Work, Give Counseling a Try

Study found that patients were three times likelier to benefit from the addition of cognitive behavioral therapy

12/6/2012
Thinking You Ate a Lot May Help You Feel Full

Study could point to new directions in weight control

12/6/2012
Childless People Die Sooner, Study Says

After infertility treatment, death rates were two to four times higher among couples without kids

12/4/2012
Is Childhood Intelligence Linked to Pain Problems in Adulthood?

Kids who do worse in school more likely to have manual jobs, smoke and be overweight, study suggests

12/4/2012
Can Excessive Cellphone Use Become an Addiction?

New study suggests potential harm, but one expert says jury is still out on the issue

12/3/2012
Under Similar Stress, Rich Live Longer Than Poor: Study

People with money have more methods for coping, one expert says

12/3/2012
Psychiatry Gets Revised Diagnostic Manual

One of the biggest changes: 'autistic disorder' will now be known as 'autism spectrum disorder'

12/3/2012
Antidepressants May Lead to Fewer Seizures in People With Epilepsy

Research is preliminary, but could encourage more people with depression and epilepsy to try meds

12/1/2012
What Do Eye Movement Differences in Men and Women Mean?

Study compared reactions to images of faces, bodies by gender

11/30/2012
Rats May Also Feel 'Placebo Effect,' Study Suggests

Animals that expected pain relief got it from an injection of salt water, researchers say

11/30/2012
Mental Illness Affects 1 in 5 U.S. Adults, Survey Finds

The rate is twice as high among people aged 18 to 25 than among those over 50, report indicates

11/29/2012
Violence in a Soldier's Past May Up PTSD Risk

Study found those abused as kids, attacked by spouses were more likely to develop the condition

11/28/2012
Depression a Key Factor in Health of Parkinson's Patients: Study

Researchers add that it is difficult to diagnose because movement disorder masks symptoms