Psychology and Mental Health News

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9/7/2011
Psychic Wounds Last for Those Touched by 9/11

Psychologists expect renewed emotional turmoil as 'anniversary reactions' take hold

9/6/2011
Many Med Schools Score Poorly in Teaching Gay/Lesbian Health

These patients have concerns that often differ from those of heterosexuals, study authors say

9/6/2011
Burnout, Dissatisfaction Seem Rampant Among Medical Residents

One-third dissatisfied with work-life balance, nearly half emotionally exhausted, study finds

9/6/2011
Rules Help When Talking About Infertility

Men, women may have different ideas about what to share, and with whom

9/6/2011
Seizure Disorder Diagnosed Later in Veterans Than Civilians: Study

Vets with psychogenic non-epileptic seizures may go 5 years without diagnosis, researchers say

9/4/2011
Many Autistic Teens Use School Mental-Health Services

More support needed when they make transition out of high school, researchers say

9/4/2011
Sexist Men, Women May Be a Good Fit: Study

For both sexes, those who seek uncommitted trysts rely on assertive strategy, survey finds

9/2/2011
Some Kids Seem to Cope Better With Bullying

Those who deny it happened or who are worried about popularity struggle more, study finds

9/1/2011
Half of Americans Will Suffer From Mental Health Woes, CDC Says

Much more needs to be done to help spot those at risk and assist them, experts say

8/30/2011
Women Married Before Age 18 at Higher Risk of Mental Woes: Study

Research sees slight rise in rate of these problems, but can't confirm early marriage as cause

8/30/2011
For Gamers, Intense Competition May Fuel Aggression

Video-game violence contributes less to hostile behavior, study says

8/29/2011
Troubled Teens Spotted in Routine School Screenings: Study

Untreated mental health issues can lead to school failure, substance abuse, even suicide, researchers say

8/29/2011
For Women, Active Sex Life May Mean Better Aging

Even into their 80s, sexual satisfaction plays role in 'successful aging,' researchers find

8/29/2011
'Gimme' Kids Often Grow Into 'Gimme' Adults

Four-decade study finds similar responses to temptation in preschool, middle age

8/29/2011
Is Shape of CEO's Face a Measure of Power?

Width-height ratio has a bearing on company's performance, researchers claim

8/29/2011
For Kids, Natural Disasters Can Whip Up Worries

Experts offer ways to help children cope with news of hurricanes and earthquakes

8/26/2011
Quitting Even Tougher When Smokers Battle Other Addictions

But counseling from doctors on ways to kick cigarettes is key, researchers say

8/25/2011
Parents Can Ease Back-to-School Stress

Kids need time to transition from summer schedules to more rigorous academic routine, experts say

8/25/2011
Realistic Activity Goals Seem to Ease Arthritis Pain, Study Finds

Belief in ability to do exercise, and following through, can improve life for rheumatoid arthritis patients

8/24/2011
Antidepressant Tied to Dangerous Heart Rhythm: FDA

Patients should not use doses of the popular drug Celexa exceeding 40 milligrams

8/23/2011
Mental Illness Affects Women, Men Differently, Study Finds

Women tend to exhibit depression, anxiety; men may develop substance abuse, antisocial disorders

8/23/2011
Couples Who Don't Fight Much Aren't Likely to Start

Low-conflict marriages tend to stay that way over the long haul

8/22/2011
Study Shows Key Ways Young Adults Can Find, Keep a Job

Those who did best put value in education and focused on a particular career

8/22/2011
Happy Teens Usually Crime-Free Teens, Study Finds

Even a low level of depression seemed to help push adolescents to illegal activity

8/18/2011
Surgeons Need Help Learning How to Deliver Bad News

Most have no formal training in doctor-patient communications, researchers say

8/17/2011
Cartoon Characters Prod Kids to Nag for Unhealthy Foods

Study finds TV ads key element in why young children whine for sugary treats

8/15/2011
Many More Kids Hospitalized for Mental Illness: Study

Adult psychiatric admissions also increased, except among the elderly

8/15/2011
For Men, 'Culture of Honor' Can Be Deadly

Mindset spurs risky behaviors and is most prevalent in U.S. South and West, study shows

8/15/2011
More Evidence Tanning Beds May Be Addictive

In the presence of UV radiation, reward centers in the brains of 'tanorexics' lit up, study found

8/15/2011
Story 'Spoilers' May Boost Enjoyment

Readers seem to prefer books when the introduction gives away the ending, study shows

8/13/2011
Planning Ahead Can Reduce Back-to-School Stress

Kids who take more than two weeks to adjust may have an underlying issue, expert says

8/12/2011
Fido's New Forte: Helping Kids Learn to Read

Children's attitudes about books improve when paired with pooches, researchers say

8/12/2011
Patients Taking Antipsychotics Urged to Get Routine Physicals

These meds linked to risk factors for heart disease, diabetes and stroke, researchers say

8/12/2011
From the Couch to the Computer: A New Take on Therapy

Patients, doctors finding benefits in hi-tech methods for psychological care

8/12/2011
Religion Might Boost Happiness in Times of Stress

But study finds no such link in stable, peaceful societies

8/11/2011
Getting Along With Coworkers May Add Years to Your Life

In study, people unhappy at work were more than twice as likely to die over a 20 year period

8/10/2011
Personal Feedback May Aid Fitness Progress

Researchers show that daily reinforcement helps adults stick to their exercise goals

8/9/2011
Survivors of Brain Hemorrhage May Experience PTSD

One-third who survive bleeding in brain event may benefit from treatment for traumatic stress

8/9/2011
An Older Man's Sex Life May Suffer When She's Close to His Friends

Study suggests scenario might undermine his sense of masculinity, spur impotence

8/9/2011
Bad Economic News Taking Toll on Americans' Emotions

Anger, uncertainty come in wake of plunging stock market, but experts say there are ways to cope

8/8/2011
Trying Out New Identities Key to Video Games' Appeal: Study

British research shows avid gamers revel in 'ideal' versions of themselves

8/7/2011
Gene Study Identifies Non-Hereditary Links to Schizophrenia

These 'new' gene mutations are found in patients, but not their parents, researchers say

8/5/2011
Less Worry, Better Coping Seen Among Religious Folks

Strong spirituality linked to greater tolerance of uncertainty, studies find

8/5/2011
With Age, Focus on Body Shifts From Appearance to Function

In study, exercise's biggest psychological boost came from improved health and ability, not attractiveness

8/4/2011
Many Military Vets in College Plagued By Thoughts of Suicide

They're six times more likely than other students to attempt it, study shows

8/4/2011
Americans' Use of Antidepressants On the Rise: Study

And more prescriptions are being written for people without a diagnosis of depression, researchers find

8/3/2011
Obesity Counseling Should Stress Brain, Not Willpower: Study

Telling patients they're overweight because they lack self-control will backfire, researchers say

8/3/2011
Parenting Style May Affect Child's Mental Health

Depression, anxiety less likely when mom takes kids' personalities into account, study finds

8/2/2011
Antipsychotic Doesn't Ease PTSD in Vets, Study Finds

Despite widespread use, risperidone did not reduce symptoms, improve quality of life

8/2/2011
Violence Against Women Can Take Lifelong Toll: Study

Research shows how rates of mental and physical illness rise, quality of life falls