Psychology and Mental Health News

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10/13/2011
Could Discrimination Help Trigger Illness in Blacks?

Stress tied to bias might explain race-based disparities in disease rates, researchers say

10/13/2011
Couples Can Pay a Price for Materialism

Money often a significant source of conflict for those who have it, study shows

10/11/2011
Women Say Mammograms Give Them Sense of Control: Survey

Mammography is currently the best tool available to screen for breast cancer, expert contends

10/10/2011
When Others Dislike You, Your Pain Doesn't Matter

People are more sympathetic to the pain of patients who seem honest or friendly, study shows

10/10/2011
Washing the Body 'Cleanses' the Mind

People can rid themselves of bad feelings and self-doubt by washing with soap, research contends

10/10/2011
Everyday Stigma May Take Toll on Lesbians, Gays

Stress results from daily exposure to inequality, not just traumatic crimes or abuse, study shows

10/10/2011
Dull Tasks Tougher on the Entitled

People who feel they're 'owed' special treatment may find the mundane more of a burden, study suggests

10/9/2011
Kids May Develop a Sense of Fairness Earlier Than Thought

Toddlers who are quick to share toys act surprised when food isn't divided equally, study finds

10/8/2011
Even Football Players Say It's OK to Cry, Sometimes

But study finds they draw the line at sobbing

10/7/2011
Winning May Take All Your Brain Power

All areas of brain activate when playing games, study finds

10/7/2011
Health Tip: Managing an Anxiety Disorder

Suggestions for getting needed help

10/6/2011
Researchers Assess What Works Best to Prevent PTSD

Psychotherapies may outperform an antidepressant, experts say

10/4/2011
MRI Study Unfolds Clues to Memory

Those lacking structural fold in front of the brain were more likely to have faulty recollections

10/3/2011
Facebook Pages May Offer Clues to Underage Drinking

For college students, risks rose as online references to boozing went up, study found

10/2/2011
Why It's Good If You're Easily Embarrassed

Experiments show you're more trustworthy and generous

9/30/2011
Laughter Might Be Good Medicine for Alzheimer's Patients

Humor therapy eased agitation as much as drugs, without the side effects, in Australian study

9/30/2011
Doctors Consider Nonverbal Cues in Medical Decisions

Patient's body language, physical appearance and tone of voice affect doctor's decisions, study shows

9/29/2011
Campus Smoking Bans May Help College Students Quit

Tobacco use, support for smoking dropped even when ban was weakly enforced, study finds

9/29/2011
Twitter Reflects World's Changing Moods

Global truths: people are happier on weekends, grumpier as workday drags

9/29/2011
'Magic Mushroom' Compound Triggered Positive Personality Change in Study

Sixty percent of volunteers became more 'open' -- and stayed that way for more than a year

9/28/2011
Number of U.S. Kids on ADHD Meds Keeps Rising

But the rate of increase has slowed considerably since 1990s, study authors note

9/27/2011
Mixed Results Seen With 'Off-Label' Use of Antipsychotics

Non-FDA-approved use of drugs showed limited benefits and some harm in large review

9/27/2011
Fatalism Keeps Many From Colon Cancer Screening

'What-difference-will-it-make' mindset linked to low rates of testing among poor

9/27/2011
Mental Health Disabilities in U.S. on the Rise: Study

Findings reflect need for improved psychological services, researcher says

9/27/2011
With Rude Workers, Customers Walk but Don't Talk

One-third of consumers experience frequent employee rudeness, especially in retail and restaurants

9/25/2011
'Self-Compassion' Can Help Divorced People Heal

Kindness to oneself, recognition of shared humanity promote resilience, study suggests

9/23/2011
Depression After Cancer Keeps Some From Follow-Up Care

Depressed Hispanic breast cancer survivors less likely to get checked for ovarian tumors, study finds

9/20/2011
Adding Psychotherapy to Meds Helps Kids With OCD

But the therapy can be hard to find in many communities, researchers note

9/20/2011
Cash, Luxury Goods Really Do Get People Salivating: Study

Brain's reward system may prompt folks to drool over more than food, researchers say

9/19/2011
ADHD Drug Delays Puberty in Male Monkeys, Study Finds

Much more research needed before finding on Ritalin can have implications for humans, experts say

9/19/2011
'Journaling' Might Ease Depression in Testicular Cancer Patients

Keeping a positive daily journal can aid in men's recovery and quality of life, study shows

9/19/2011
Obese Kids May Face Social, Emotional Woes

Study finds higher risk for 'peer problems' at age 8 and 9

9/18/2011
Are Sports Obsessions Damaging Your Relationships?

Fans' fixation is a problem when it interferes with real-world obligations, expert explains

9/16/2011
Few Suicidal Teens Get the Help They Need

More than 70% don't obtain mental health services, study shows

9/14/2011
Quitting Smoking May Improve Personality, Study Suggests

Smoking linked to neuroticism and impulsivity in younger adults, researchers say

9/13/2011
Fear of Antidepressants Keep Many From Disclosing Depression

Study finds nearly 25% hide symptoms from doctor for fear of being prescribed such medications

9/12/2011
When a Parent Dies Suddenly, Child's Grief May Persist

Prolonged mourning can lead to depression, impaired functioning, study says

9/12/2011
9/11 Left Permanent Scars on the American Psyche

A moment in history unlike any other, experts say

9/12/2011
For Many Americans, 9/11 Worries Still Dominate

Concern about family and friends, fear of flying and anxiety top the list, Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll finds

9/10/2011
Parents' Positive Attitude Can Help Kids Get Homework Done

Let children know they are loved regardless of math, language skills, researchers say

9/9/2011
Narcissists Make Horrible Bosses: Study

High opinions of themselves may help them rise to the top, but once there they fail to listen to others

9/9/2011
Talking -- or Not Talking -- Can Give Cancer Patients a Sense of Control

Making decisions about who they wish to communicate with is empowering, study finds

9/9/2011
When Protecting Baby Becomes an Obsession

Ritualistic behaviors common to moms with postpartum OCD are preventable, researchers say

9/8/2011
9/11 a Life-Defining Day for the Young

As the 10th anniversary approaches, experts offer advice for parents to help kids cope

9/7/2011
Harassment of Black Gay and Bisexual Men Tied to Anxiety

Discrimination, shame also play a role in high rates of anxiety and depression, study finds

9/7/2011
Abusers May Play on Victims' Emotions to Get Charges Dropped

Sympathy, not threats, linked to recanted testimony in many domestic violence cases: study

9/7/2011
Firearm Suicide Methods Vary by Gender: Study

Women less likely to shoot themselves in face or head, researchers find

9/7/2011
Don't Mess With a Nursing Mom!

Breast-feeding mothers will aggressively defend their young, study says

9/7/2011
Teens, College-Age Youth at High Risk of Suicide, Expert Says

Friends, family should get involved, instill hope, find help for those who appear to be struggling

9/7/2011
Toxic After-Effects Still Haunt 9/11 Responders

Cancer links are seen among the many ills that have surfaced since the Twin Towers fell