Psychology and Mental Health News

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6/22/2011
Eating Disorders May Raise Risk of Depression in Pregnancy

Screening for mental health problems, abuse should be routine part of prenatal care, researchers say

6/22/2011
City Living Tied to More Anxiety, Mood Disorders

German study also found higher rates of schizophrenia in urban vs. rural residents

6/21/2011
Unemployment May Hit Some Harder Than Others

Study found those able to find work between bouts of joblessness did better emotionally

6/21/2011
Parents Find Media Rating Systems Lacking

Create a univeral system to rate movies, TV and video games, study suggests

6/20/2011
Support Is Key to 'Coming Out' Process for Gay People: Study

The long-term impact of this step often depends on local community, researchers say

6/20/2011
Bullying's Scars May Last a Lifetime, Experts Say

For victims, damage to self-esteem can be profound, researcher warns

6/19/2011
Freedom More Important to Happiness Than Wealth, Study Finds

Personal independence, autonomy trump money in data from more than 60 countries

6/18/2011
Are Men Who Flaunt Flashy Cars Not the 'Marrying Kind'?

Conspicuous spending often driven by desire to have flings, researchers say

6/17/2011
Dads' Parenting Style Affects Influence as Kids Age: Survey

Setting rules but being open to discussion may work better than being too strict, researchers say

6/17/2011
Dad's Good Parenting May Help Daughters Avoid Risky Sex

Quality, not quantity, of time spent with father matters more for girls, study suggests

6/16/2011
Income Disparities May Be Making Americans Unhappy

Those earning less trust others less and feel worse about themselves, study finds

6/15/2011
Many Fathers Struggle to Balance Work, Family: Survey

More than half said they'd consider being a stay-at-home dad if financially feasible

6/15/2011
Weight-Loss Surgery Can Be Effective Despite Depression

Depressed or not, patients who had the operation lost about 60% of excess weight, study finds

6/14/2011
Young Girls May Lose Sleep Over Pressure to Be Thin

Female friends most likely source of this problem among whites, researchers suggest

6/14/2011
Life Often Shorter for the Homeless: Study

Substance abuse, psychiatric disorders raise risk of early death

6/13/2011
Child Care Can Help Kids With Depressed Moms

Enrollment tied to fewer behavior troubles as children grew up, study found

6/13/2011
Sleep-Deprived People May Crave High-Calorie Foods

Findings add to evidence linking fatigue, weight gain, researchers say

6/10/2011
Emotional Abuse in Childhood May Disrupt Sleep Decades Later

Older adults who were insulted, intimidated by parents at risk for sleep problems, study finds

6/10/2011
Psychotherapists With Tidy Offices Seen as More Competent

Decor seems to influence people's perception of quality of care, study finds

6/10/2011
Some Brains Easily Distracted by Rewarding Stimuli

Findings may hold clues about drug addiction, obesity, researchers say

6/10/2011
Self-Confidence, Empathy May Make for Better Sex

Study of young American adults suggests a healthy psychological outlook boosts satisfaction

6/10/2011
6/9/2011
Young Adults Sometimes See Debt as a Positive

Owing money boosts self-esteem, especially among middle and lower classes, study finds

6/9/2011
Mothers Play Important Role in Recovery From Mental Illness

Negative family attitudes can harm a patient's self-esteem and quality of life, study finds

6/9/2011
Preschool's Benefits Linger Into Adulthood, Study Finds

After 25 years, kids enrolled in fulltime program had better life than children who were not, researchers say

6/7/2011
Study Ranks Mental Health as Young People's Top Health Problem

More focus needed during developmental years, researchers say

6/7/2011
Depressed People Find It Hard to Stop Reliving Bad Times

But the research doesn't show if the negativity trap is a cause or an effect of the depression

6/6/2011
Cognitive Therapy Helps Depressed Drug Abusers

Treating mood disorder key to helping addicts stay off drugs, researchers say

6/6/2011
Reading Arabic or English May Tax Brain Differently

Study attempts to untangle how language is read and understood

6/6/2011
More Risky Behaviors Among Gay, Bisexual High School Students: CDC

U.S. data shows higher rates of substance abuse, suicide attempts compared to straight peers

6/6/2011
Too Much Work, Food, Media May Be Hurting Health

Many would do better, physically and mentally, with less, expert says

6/2/2011
Divorce Can Hurt Kids' Math Scores, Friendships

Study finds children who fall behind in these areas may not catch up for years

6/2/2011
Fear of Dying During Heart Attack May Make Matters Worse

High anxiety linked to greater inflammation, study finds

6/1/2011
How Brain Sees the 'Big Picture' May Affect Self-Image

People with body dysmorphic disorder process visual information abnormally, study finds

6/1/2011
Children With ADHD More Prone to Substance Abuse: Study

They were 1.5 times more likely to smoke, drink, use drugs than unaffected kids

6/1/2011
ERs Frequented by Kids With Behavioral Problems: Report

Repeated visits often for non-emergency psychiatric problems, researchers find

5/31/2011
Psychotherapy Linked to Healthier Stress Hormone Levels

Depressed patients who got it plus meds did better in long term, study finds

5/27/2011
Violence Doesn't Make TV Shows More Enjoyable for Kids

Boys were especially turned off by violent cartoon characters, study finds

5/27/2011
Body Size May Influence How People View the World

Shorter folks perceive a bigger place than tall people do, study finds

5/27/2011
Cigarette Packaging Still Too Alluring, Studies Find

New labeling regulations aren't stringent enough, researchers warn

5/25/2011
Capacity for Commitment May Start in Early Childhood

Study found toddlers treated lovingly better at resolving conflicts with romantic partners

5/23/2011
U.S. Rates of Autism, ADHD Continue to Rise: Report

Study finds 1 in 6 kids now have a developmental disability, perhaps due to better diagnosis

5/20/2011
Straight or Gay? Vowels in Speech May Give it Away

Study found that strangers quickly picked up on sexual orientation via vocal cues

5/20/2011
Teen Abstinence May Not Stop Later Risky Sex

Study of twins finds that genes and environment play important role

5/20/2011
Kids of Deployed Parents May Face Mental Health Risks

Study found 10% higher chance of hospitalization for psychiatric problems in 9- to 17-year-olds

5/19/2011
Buying Luxury Items on Credit May Be Ego Booster

People more likely to use charge cards, pay more when they feel worthless, study finds

5/19/2011
Pssst... Gossip Might Serve a Useful Function

Study suggests it helps brain focus on those people who might pose a threat

5/19/2011
Internet Is Playing a Part in Spread of Problem Gambling

Experts say more research needed to understand, battle this complex disorder

5/18/2011
Politics May Trump Looks, Personality in Matters of the Heart

Most people marry those with similar political views and social attitudes, study finds

5/16/2011
For Some, Bugs Crawling on Skin Is a Delusion

But the sensation is so real that 'lives are ruined,' researcher says