Psychology and Mental Health News

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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

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