Psychology and Mental Health News

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6/20/2017
Americans Want to Be Fit, But Most Don't Put in the Effort

Survey finds three-quarters think appearance is 'very important,' yet only 31 percent work out regularly

6/16/2017
Study Cites Top Reasons Young Autism Patients Are Hospitalized

Mood disorders, sleep problems and having a single caregiver raise odds of in-patient psychiatric care

6/15/2017
Want a Workout for Mind and Body? Hop on Your Bike

Cycling benefits your heart, muscles, waistline and disposition, experts say

6/14/2017
Helping Your Kids Cope With Your Divorce

Things Mom and Dad should agree on

6/13/2017
Women More Likely to Remember Plus-Size Models

It pays to use more realistic body types, small study suggests

6/13/2017
Who Looks Obese to You?

White women are expected to be thin, blacks not so much, study finds

6/12/2017
'Beans' or 'Sizzlin' Beans:' Words Get People Eating Healthier

Simple changes to a cafeteria's veggie descriptions caused a big change in choices, study found

6/12/2017
Nearly 10 Million U.S. Adults Suffer From Mental Illness

More than a third aren't getting help, federal study says

6/12/2017
Behavioral Health Barometer

New report on the state of mental health and substance abuse in the United States

6/7/2017
Could U.S. Election Results Be Harmful to Health?

Review of Obama and Trump wins suggests impact on stress, disease levels

6/7/2017
Overweight Kids Pay a Heavy Social Price

They tend to have fewer friends, which can lead to depression and other emotional problems, researchers say

6/7/2017
Teen Boys Treated for Assault Often Want Mental Health Care, Too

Support can help adolescents recover and get back to school, researcher says

6/6/2017
'Recovery-Oriented' Talk Therapy May Help Curb Schizophrenia

Even very ill patients progressed over time, researchers report

6/2/2017
What You Need to Know About Antidepressants

They work by affecting brain chemicals that regulate mood, FDA explains

6/2/2017
Conquering One Big Cancer Side Effect: Fear

Three new therapy programs provide much-needed psychological support, researchers report

6/1/2017
Can Online Treatment Replace Your Therapist?

For people with mild or moderate depression, web-based versions might help, study finds

6/1/2017
Elite High Schools Breed Higher Risk of Addiction: Study

Rates are two to three times higher than national norms

6/1/2017
Loneliness May Lead to Sleepless Nights

Study suggests that feeling alone may make one feel less safe, unable to rest

5/31/2017
Suicide Risk Is High for Psychiatric Patients Long After Discharge From Care

Monitoring by doctors, family and friends is crucial, researchers and experts say

5/30/2017
Preschoolers Who Know Snack-Food Brands on Road to Obesity?

An unhealthy diet may be why they can ID these logos, researchers suggest

5/25/2017
Autism's 'Worryingly' High Suicide Rates Spur Conference

Signs of depression may differ from those seen in general population, researcher says

5/23/2017
Suicide Risk Quadruples After Lung Cancer Diagnosis

Doctors, loved ones need to be on the lookout for distress and depression, cancer specialist says

5/23/2017
You're Less Apt to Fact-Check 'Fake News' When It's on Social Media: Study

When users saw others looking at same report online, they were less likely to verify claims

5/23/2017
Helping Ease Kids' Fears After Manchester Terror Attack

Mental health experts say it's important for parents to encourage teens to follow through with their plans

5/23/2017
City Life Tough on Teens' Mental Health

Kids raised in urban areas 40 percent more likely to report psychotic experiences, study finds

5/22/2017
1 in 4 Americans Knows Someone Hooked on Opioids: Poll

Three-quarters believe that people can beat the addiction

5/22/2017
Americans Skeptical of Corporate-Backed Health Research

Study finding a red flag for scientists competing for dwindling funding sources for their work

5/19/2017
Women Aren't Better at Reading People's Faces After All

Study found men were just as good at gauging others in social settings

5/19/2017
Suicide by Insulin?

Self-harm and suicidal behavior may not always be obvious in people with diabetes

5/18/2017
Brain Scans Spot Where Fear and Anxiety Live

Unusually large 'striatum' is linked to inability to cope with uncertainty, research shows

5/16/2017
Think You're a 'Fun Drunk?' A 'Mean Drunk?' Think Again

Study finds people overestimate just how much boozing changes their personality

5/15/2017
'Female Viagra' May Lift a Younger Woman's Libido

But a pill might not address all the issues facing women who've lost their sex drive, researcher says

5/12/2017
Study Sees Link Between Porn and Sexual Dysfunction

It could be creating unrealistic expectations for young, inexperienced men, researcher says

5/9/2017
Poverty May Be More Stressful for Women Than Men

In study, living in a poor neighborhood triggered more anxiety for females, while males were less affected

5/8/2017
That Store Mannequin May Be Anorexic

British study finds measurements of most are similar to 'extremely underweight' women

5/7/2017
After Suicide Attempt, a Phone Call Could Save a Life

Simple follow-up can prevent a future try, study shows

5/5/2017
Meditation Can Help Improve Focus in People With Anxiety

Just 10 minutes each day might boost concentration, prevent mind wandering, small study suggests

5/5/2017
'Dr. Google' May Undermine Parents' Trust in Their Pediatrician

Tell the doctor what info you saw online so your concerns can be addressed, study suggests

5/4/2017
Reasons Why Parents Should Be Wary of '13 Reasons Why'

Netflix series is too explicit in depicting teen suicide while leaving out key elements, mental health experts warn

5/4/2017
Teen Suicide Thoughts, Self-Harm Cases Double in a Decade

New U.S. study coincides with concern around issue after Netflix releases '13 Reasons Why'

5/3/2017
U.S. Workplaces Roiled by Post-Election Discord, Poll Finds

Employees are feeling more stressed and cynical, and job productivity may suffer, survey finds

5/3/2017
Striving for Facebook 'Likes' May Not Boost Your Self-Esteem

Australian study found no bump up in mood or confidence, no matter how many likes users got

5/2/2017
Mental Health Myths Abound in the U.S.

For instance, survey finds less than half can recognize anxiety

5/1/2017
California Handgun Sales Spiked After 2 Mass Shootings

Researchers say some people respond with 'acquisition' while others 'revulsion'

5/1/2017
Psychiatric Scars of Wartime Brain Injury May Linger for Years

Study finds woes often continue, even if thinking, memory troubles subside

5/1/2017
Are Bullies Getting Run Out of U.S. Schools?

Abuse rates dropped about 2 percent a year over a decade, survey finds

4/26/2017
Genes May Govern Your Risk for PTSD

Link with the psychiatric disorder is more apparent for women, study contends

4/24/2017
Kids Face Their Own Death Risks When a Sibling Dies

Chance of death is greatest in year after the loss of a brother or sister, researchers report

4/24/2017
Love Chocolate? Potato Chips? Your Genes Might Be to Blame

Study findings may someday lead to more individualized diet advice, researcher says

4/20/2017
Nursing Home Program Offers Alternatives to Antipsychotic Drugs

New method helped quell undesirable behavior by recognizing dementia patients' unmet needs