Psychology and Mental Health News

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11/22/2010
For Teens, Privacy May Trump Health Care

Doctors should respect their concerns about being judged, expert says

11/22/2010
Gruesome Cigarette Pack Images Make Smokers Want to Quit, Study Finds

But some experts say FDA's proposals may still be too mild to work

11/19/2010
Past Abuse Puts Homeless Youth at Risk for Early Sex: Study

They may view sex as a way to get people to like them, researchers suggest

11/19/2010
Some Consumers See Brands as Extensions of Themselves

'Separation anxiety' can set in if they're forced to buy different product, study finds

11/19/2010
Did Ex-Girlfriend's Facebook Page Trigger Man's Asthma?

Italian doctors say every time jilted beau logged on, breathing troubles began

11/18/2010
Mental Illness Hit 1 in 5 U.S. Adults in Past Year

Emotional troubles often tied to substance abuse, survey finds

11/17/2010
Veterans With PTSD May Be at Higher Risk for Heart Disease

More hardening of the arteries, higher death rate in vets with the disorder, researchers find

11/15/2010
Video Games Not Harmful to Most Teens: Study

But a minority of 'problem gamers' may embrace unhealthy ways, research suggests

11/15/2010
Death of Loved One May Trigger Elevated Heart Rate

Worrisome signs seemed to revert to normal within 6 months, study suggests

11/15/2010
Brain Organizes Itself for Introspection as Children Age: Study

Scans show how activity in disparate neurological regions coalesces as kids mature

11/15/2010
Stressful Jobs May Raise Women's Heart Attack Risk, Study Finds

And worrying about job loss seemed tied to more heart disease risk factors, researchers add

11/14/2010
Social Class May Affect Outcome of Depression Treatment

Poor, working-class patients less likely to benefit, study finds

11/13/2010
Early Intro to Math Seems to Improve Kids' Skills Later

Preschoolers benefit from talking with parents about numbers, study finds

11/12/2010
Gene Variation Linked to Altruism

People with this DNA twice as likely to donate to charity as those without it, researchers found

11/12/2010
Sight of Meat Puts People at Ease, Study Suggests

Finding surprised researchers who expected a more aggressive response

11/12/2010
Age Could Affect How Well Cancer Patients Cope

Those under 40 report more widespread pain and financial difficulties than their elders, study finds

11/12/2010
'Stop Smoking' Ads That Target Emotions Seem to Work Best

Testimonials, graphic images evoke response, study finds

11/12/2010
Severe Acne May Up Suicide Risk: Study

Patients remain at risk even after treatment ends, researchers say.

11/11/2010
Happiness Is a Focused Mind

When people's minds wandered, they reported more dissatisfaction, study found

11/11/2010
Family Members Caring for Veterans Sacrifice Their Own Health, Jobs

Study urges friends, relatives, neighbors to offer caregivers urgently needed respite care

11/10/2010
Childhood Abuse Linked to Diabetes Risk in Adult Women

Stress of physical, sexual abuse may lead to weight gain, insulin resistance, study author suggests

11/5/2010
Psychopaths May Lack Understanding of Social Contracts: Study

Normal notions of cheating, precautions seem to elude them, study finds

11/4/2010
Good Conversation Can Boost Brain Power, Study Finds

Thinking skills seem to improve with friendly chats, but not from competitive discussions

11/3/2010
Patients Who Swallow Foreign Objects a Costly Burden to Health Care

Psychiatric disorders can cause people to consume pens, batteries, even razor blades

11/3/2010
Could Anger Make People Want Things More?

Items subliminally tied to the emotion held more allure, researchers found

11/2/2010
Canadian Kids Seem More Likely to Be Sidelined by Asthma

They report more isolation, exclusion from sports compared with kids in other nations, researchers say

11/2/2010
Socializing Tied to Sleep Deprivation in Extroverts

Whether a person is outgoing or not may affect their need for zzz's, study finds

11/1/2010
Bipolar Disorder Tied to High Suicide Risk in Veterans

And all vets with psychiatric illnesses may have increased odds, researchers say

11/1/2010
Half of Teens Treated for Depression Will Relapse: Study

Girls more prone than boys to illness' return within 5 years of therapy, researchers find

11/1/2010
Study Finds Teens' Late Night Media Use Comes at a Price

Tied to learning problems, anxiety, depression, mood swings

10/31/2010
Good Attitude Boosts Health As Much As Formal Education

Meaningful relationships, sense of purpose linked to lower disease risk in people with less schooling

10/29/2010
Kids With Psoriasis Often at Risk of Being Bullied: Survey

Among those who were picked on, teasing and exclusion were common, poll found

10/29/2010
Is It Time to Ditch the Daylight Saving Time Switch?

Expert says dropping the 'fall back, spring ahead' policy would increase daylight hours, promote health

10/28/2010
Early Humans More Advanced Than Thought

In S. Africa, sophisticated tool-making techniques show up 55,000 years earlier than expected

10/28/2010
Brain's Error-Detection System Demystified

Researchers identify two autonomous feedback loops in 'typo' study

10/28/2010
PTSD Linked to 'Hyperactivity' in Right Brain

Neurons overfiring even when trauma sufferers were relaxed, researchers found

10/27/2010
Future Seems to Be Viewed More Harshly Than Past

People tend to be rational about past events but have strong emotions for predicted events, study finds

10/27/2010
Egg Donors Happy They Helped Out: Study

But they profess less 'belief in human goodness' than surrogate moms, researchers say

10/27/2010
Mental Health Issues Differ for U.S. Male, Female Vets

Depression more likely among women, PTSD more common in men, study finds

10/27/2010
Women Urged to Reclaim Their Life After Breast Cancer

Tackling the fear of recurrence is a top priority, expert says

10/26/2010
Scans Show How Hormone Levels Affect Female Brain

Fluctuations during menstrual cycle may influence processing of emotional information, study finds

10/25/2010
Teens, Parents Often Lie About Illicit Drug Use

Doctors can't rely on self-reporting for truth about cocaine, opiates, study finds

10/22/2010
Iraq War Vet, Daytime TV Star Turns Scars Into Inspiration

Soldier-turned-actor J.R. Martinez works with other burn-injured vets to boost awareness

10/22/2010
Recession May Be Changing Americans' Attitudes Toward Work

In poll, many say job insecurity puts focus on importance of family, friends

10/21/2010
Clenching Muscles May Boost Willpower

But it only works if the goal is in line with your values, researchers say

10/21/2010
Mom's Suicide May Raise Child's Odds for Later Suicide Attempt

Swedish study found a near-doubling of risk, but no such effect if father had killed himself

10/21/2010
People Less Likely to Buy Junk Food When Paying Cash

Credit, debit cards seem to encourage impulsive shopping for unhealthy items, study finds

10/20/2010
Fatalistic Attitudes May Keep Hispanic Women From Cancer Tests

Notion that health 'is in God's hands' could help explain low screening rates, study suggests

10/20/2010
Animal Study Explores Potential Gene Therapy for Depression

Adequate levels of a certain brain protein may aid prevention, treatment, researchers suggest

10/20/2010
Some Adversity in Life Seems to Help Build Resilience

People who grappled with a moderate amount of adversity in their lifetime reported greater well-being: survey