Psychology and Mental Health News

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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

7/30/2011
Daughters Seem to Influence Mothers' Fashion Sense

When it comes to shopping and style, teens take the lead and moms follow, study finds

7/30/2011
Smartphones Really Are Habit-Forming: Study

You may be 'systematically distracted' from more important things, researcher says

7/29/2011
Shootings Spark Interest in Spotting the Violence-Prone

People in crisis may exhibit clear warning signs, experts say

7/27/2011
1 in 3 Nose Job Patients Has a Mental Illness: Study

Body dysmorphic disorder, where people inordinately dislike their appearance, is rife in this group, study says

7/27/2011
Kids From Unplanned Pregnancies Tend to Lag Behind Intellectually

But British study pins the blame on children's socioeconomic status

7/26/2011
Fatty 'Comfort' Foods May Alter Brain's Response to Sadness

Researchers probing the power of these foods track neural changes in scans

7/26/2011
Depression Higher in Wealthier Nations

Study finds rates above 30% in U.S., France, the Netherlands

7/26/2011
Human Brains Wired to Empathize, Study Finds

But people draw on different regions of the brain, depending on how different they are from someone else

7/25/2011
Spiritual Talks May Boost Patients' View of Hospital Care

Hospitalized patients more satisfied when given chance to discuss faith, religion, study shows

7/22/2011
Teens Face Own Battles When Parent Goes to War

Boys at risk of substance abuse, girls more likely to become depressed, researchers say

7/22/2011
Children Fare OK if Mom Works, Study Finds

Kids appear best off when both parents are gainfully employed, U.K. researchers say

7/21/2011
Psychological Distancing May Be Key to Wisdom

People who look at things in a self-centered way less likely to reason wisely, research suggests

7/21/2011
Optimism May Lower Stroke Risk

Two-year study found the most optimistic were the least likely to have brain attack

7/20/2011
International Poll Shows Many Fear Alzheimer's as Much as Cancer

Most would see a doctor, but many think brain disease is less deadly, more treatable than it is

7/20/2011
Does Your Personality Dictate Whether You'll Be Overweight?

People who are impulsive, aggressive or risk-takers more likely to weigh more, study contends

7/19/2011
Happy Shoppers More Decisive When Purchasing

Study shows consumers with positive attitudes were also more consistent in their choices

7/19/2011
Does Meditation Boost Brain Health?

Less brain shrinkage, stronger connections seen in long-term practitioners, study finds

7/18/2011
Self-Esteem Levels Vary by Age, Race, Study Finds

And contrary to popular belief, self-esteem in males and females is about the same during teens

7/15/2011
Kids of Moms With History of Depression Seem Less Happy

Those who rarely smile, laugh or hug may be at higher risk of depression, study suggests

7/15/2011
Dogs Adept at Reading People's Minds

Study found they use that to their advantage when begging for food

7/15/2011
Want to Eat Less? Try a Bigger Fork

Restaurant diners ate less food as the utensil's size grew, researchers say

7/15/2011
Cyberbullying a Big Worry for Parents: Survey

More than half concerned about their teens being victimized by online taunts or rumor-mongering

7/14/2011
Suicide Among Veterans All Too Common, Study Finds

Those who attempt suicide have overall higher risk of death from all causes, researchers say

7/14/2011
Pets Pump You Up, Study Finds

You can credit your dog or cat with improving your well-being and confidence, researchers say

7/13/2011
Mobile Sensors Track Health of Elderly in Pilot Test

Small study found the technology useful for monitoring behavior, physical health

7/11/2011
Parkinson's Patients Still Prescribed Antipsychotics Despite Warning

Six years after FDA cautioned drugs may worsen symptoms, overall prescription number unchanged, study finds

7/8/2011
Coping Strategy Depends on Strength of Emotion: Study

Analysis may help conquer low-intensity fear, but distraction used for stronger negative feelings

7/8/2011
Anxiety, Depression in Pregnancy May Raise Kids' Asthma Risk

Study supports belief that children are highly susceptible during prenatal period

7/8/2011
Health Tip: The Benefits of Meditation

'Om' is where the heart is

7/7/2011
Special Talk Therapy Seems to Help Dying Patients

'Dignity therapy' can enhance their quality of life and their dignity, study finds

7/7/2011
Health Tip: Fears and Phobias

Putting your heart at risk

7/6/2011
Prior Depression Can Leave People Sensitive to Life's Woes

Minor stress may trigger mental problems in those who faced adversity early in life, study finds

7/6/2011
Satisfaction With Life Seems Good for the Heart

Happiness in four key areas -- job, family, sex and self -- may protect coronary health, study suggests

7/6/2011
Cuddling May Be Key to Long-Term Happy Relationship

Tenderness, kissing more important to men than women, study finds

7/5/2011
Parents' Military Deployment May Harm Kids' Mental Health

Longer service duration raises risk that children will develop stress, behavioral problems, anxiety

7/5/2011
Eating Disorders Appear to Raise Risk of Death

Anorexia poses greatest threat, but bulimics are at risk too, study finds

7/5/2011
Tots Who Are 'Late Talkers' Typically Turn Out Fine: Study

Children not talking by age 2 usually catch up with no lasting issues, researchers say

7/5/2011
Environment May Be Especially Key to Autism: Study

Other research finds that certain antidepressants taken in pregnancy might influence risk

7/1/2011
Emotional, Behavioral Issues Affect Many Kids in Foster Care

Identifying such problems may lead to improved care for these children, researchers suggest

7/1/2011
When It Comes to Memory, Practice Seems to Make Perfect

Volunteers retained memory of faces, patterns years after first identifying them, study shows

7/1/2011
Fireworks and Fido Don't Always Mix

Here's how to keep four-legged friends from getting frantic on the Fourth

6/30/2011
Internet Sex Offenders Reveal Some Patterns

Majority bring up sex in first chat with young computer users, study finds

6/30/2011
Group-Think Can Influence Your Memory, Research Shows

Study probes science of false memories, finds brain scans show regions that activate in groups

6/30/2011
Motivational Text Messages May Help Smokers Quit

Encouragement and tips to avoid cravings doubled quit rates in study participants

6/29/2011
Genes May Control How Long You Look at Happy Faces

Findings could further understanding of autism, researchers say

6/29/2011
When Americans Think of Regrets, Love Tops List

Over time, missed opportunities outweigh mistakes, study finds

6/24/2011
Study Finds 'Inconsistent' Care for Pregnant Women With Depression

These patients often have longer hospital stays than non-depressed moms-to-be

6/23/2011
Effects of Premature Birth May Stretch Into Adulthood: Study

21-year study found physical, psychological differences compared to those born full-term

6/23/2011
Early Talk Therapy May Help Stroke Patients Bounce Back

Less depression, longer life seen in those who had talk therapy soon after stroke, researchers find