Psychology and Mental Health News

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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

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
Religion Might Boost Happiness in Times of Stress

But study finds no such link in stable, peaceful societies