Psychology and Mental Health News

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5/13/2011
For Some Women, Knowing About Heart Failure Spurs Worry

Doctors urged to consider patients' coping styles when educating them on disease

5/12/2011
Lactose Intolerance May Sometimes Be in the Head, Not the Gut

Study finds some who report having it may actually have psychological disorder

5/12/2011
ADHD Drug Shortage Has Patients, Parents Scrambling

Switching from one med to another isn't always an option, experts note

5/11/2011
Teen Boys With Autism at Risk of Being Bullied: Study

Their inability to manage stress and emotions raises vulnerability

5/11/2011
Parents' Fighting Can Even Affect Infants: Study

Infants whose parents had more relationship 'instability' slept more poorly at 18 months old

5/10/2011
Fond Memories of the Past Make for a Happier Present

People who let go of regrets were more satisfied with life, study finds

5/9/2011
ADHD With Poor Emotional Control Seems to Run in Families

Half of adults with ADHD may also overreact to everyday situations, study shows

5/6/2011
Can 'Doll Therapy' Help Put Dementia Patients at Ease?

Medical center finds that simply holding baby dolls makes some elders happy

5/6/2011
Online Gaming With Real-World Friends Is Healthier: Study

Pastime is less isolating when it's a family affair, expert suggests

5/6/2011
Therapy Dogs May Help Ease Anxiety of MRI

Patients were calmed, helping improve image quality, study says

5/5/2011
Images of Overweight People Can Thwart Diet, Study Finds

Seeing someone with excess pounds may temporarily reduce your commitment to health

5/4/2011
Simple Question Sheds Light on Teens' Hopes, Dreams

Among top three wishes were wealth, material items and world peace, researchers find

5/4/2011
To Feel Better, Exercise Harder: Study

Mood improves more after vigorous exercise, researchers find

5/4/2011
Socializing May Keep Elderly Minds Sharp

Those who mingled the most showed the least cognitive decline, researchers report

5/3/2011
Obese People Have Less Satisfying Sex Lives: Study

Overweight women seem to be affected more than men, researchers add

5/3/2011
Military Personnel With Mental Woes Before Deployment at Higher PTSD Risk

About 3 percent had PTSD, depression or another anxiety syndrome before going overseas, study says

5/2/2011
Bin Laden's Death Brings Comfort, but Not an End to Anxieties

It will mean some closure for many, but sense of threat lingers, experts say

4/29/2011
Bringing Partner Into Anorexia Treatment May Aid Recovery

In novel program, involvement of husband or boyfriend helped women beat the disorder, researchers say

4/29/2011
Powerful Women as Likely to Cheat as Men, Study Finds

People stray because of confidence, not gender, researchers say

4/28/2011
Shared Social Status Boosts Brain Activity, Research Shows

Area tied to 'values' lights up when dealing with those in similar socioeconomic circumstances

4/27/2011
Read a Book, Stay Connected

Beyond escape and education, reading fulfills psychological need, researcher says

4/26/2011
Antidepressants Work Overall, But Some Symptoms May Persist

Insomnia, sadness, poor concentration reported by many study participants

4/25/2011
'Happiest' States Show Highest Suicide Rates: Study

Finding may be explained by people's tendency to compare themselves to others

4/25/2011
It May Be Possible to Predict Bipolar Mood Swings: Study

Patients who felt they could manage their moods did better than their peers, researchers find

4/25/2011
Some TV Fans 'Distressed' Without Favorite Shows: Study

Researchers say the findings show how important media is in the lives of many

4/24/2011
What Makes a Face Appealing to the Opposite Sex?

Those who think women prefer men to have a square jaw are in for a surprise

4/24/2011
Treat Depression to Boost Diabetes Self-Care: Study

Telephone counseling led to lower blood pressure, more exercise, researchers say

4/22/2011
Mental Disorders Linked to Drug, Alcohol Abuse in U.S. Vets

Highest rates of substance abuse found among those with bipolar disorder or schizophrenia

4/22/2011
'Empowered' Workers More Productive, Research Shows

Employees with decision-making ability, training, management support seem to have higher morale

4/21/2011
Behavioral Therapy May Reduce Tourette Tics, Symptoms

Adult brain is more flexible than once thought, researchers say

4/21/2011
When Size Matters, Men Can Turn to Penile Extenders: Study

Technique is non-invasive, effective, researchers claim

4/21/2011
Babies' Persistent Fussiness Could Mean Behavioral Woes Ahead

Study links problems in infancy to temper tantrums, aggressive actions and more

4/20/2011
Focusing on One Thing May Blind People to the Obvious

Study examines how low working-memory capacity may put drivers at risk when talking on cell phones

4/20/2011
Men and Women May Truly See Things Differently

Experiment affirms common perceptions about decision making

4/19/2011
Birth Even a Few Weeks Early May Raise Odds for ADHD

Study finds the risk rising the further delivery gets from full 40 weeks

4/19/2011
Mental Health Effects Linger After Tsunami, Study Finds

Researchers urge trauma therapy for those who witness such events

4/18/2011
Poor Sense of Smell Not a Big Loss for Most People: Study

Those affected seem to place less importance on the sense in their daily lives, findings show

4/15/2011
Why Someone Else's Gaffe Makes You Cringe

Vicarious embarrassment, a form of empathy, has its roots in brain, researchers say

4/14/2011
Kids May Mimic How Parents Handle Pain

Study detects familial style of coping, even among adult children

4/14/2011
Good Attitude Critical When Coping With Layoff Trauma

Older managers did better when they didn't feel 'defined' by their former jobs, study found

4/14/2011
Suicide Rates Rise and Fall With the Economy: CDC

Working-age people are at highest risk during recession, researchers say

4/13/2011
Abusive Head Trauma in Infants Doubled During Recession: Study

Financial stress may trigger violent behavior toward babies, researchers say

4/11/2011
'Organic' Label Seems to Make Food Taste Better

Study found that people preferred products they assumed were healthier for them

4/10/2011
Successful Schools May Help Keep Kids Out of Trouble

Students more likely to avoid drugs, booze, fights in schools that perform well academically, study finds

4/8/2011
Good Start to Work Day May Be Key to Productivity

Employee's mood will affect job performance, study finds

4/8/2011
Unemployment Plays Role in Early Deaths, Research Shows

Young men are particularly vulnerable to negative health effects of job loss, analysis indicates

4/8/2011
Liberals, Conservatives May Have Different Brain Structures

Researchers find divergence in neurological areas linked to openness, anxiety

4/7/2011
Early Response to Alcohol May Predict Later Drinking Behavior

Heavy use more likely if the brain responds to the substance as a stimulant, study suggests

4/7/2011
Only 1.2% of Alcohol Abusers Know They Need Help: Report

National Alcohol Screening Day spotlights untreated disorders affecting millions of Americans

4/7/2011
'Retail Therapy' Might Really Work

Daily shopping prolonged survival among elders by 27%, say Taiwanese researchers