Psychology and Mental Health News

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10/19/2010
Study Confirms It: Booze Impairs Decision-Making

Slower reaction times, more errors were linked to higher consumption

10/19/2010
Violent Media Can Desensitize the Minds of Young Males

Study found repeated exposure dampened their reaction to seeing aggression

10/19/2010
Online Gambling Rises Among College Males, High School Girls

1.7 million U.S. males aged 18 to 22 gamble online at least once a month, researchers estimate

10/19/2010
Depression, Anxiety May Raise Surgery Risks

Death rate slightly higher in patients with psychiatric illness, study finds

10/18/2010
Young Kids Easily Trust What They're Told: Study

Preschoolers believed adults' lie about the location of a hidden sticker even after it was proven wrong 8 times

10/16/2010
Winter Runners Reap Physical, Mental Benefits: Expert

Outdoor run on cold days may even help prevent seasonal affective disorder, specialist says

10/15/2010
Brain Scans May Help Identify Bipolar, ADHD Kids: Study

Accurate diagnosis could lead to more targeted treatments, researchers say

10/15/2010
Magnet Therapy an Option for Tough-to-Treat Depression

Study finds stimulation of the brain shows benefits that last in longer run

10/14/2010
Sexually Aggressive Men May Forget a Woman's Cues

But average Joes clearly remember signs of interest, rejection, study finds

10/14/2010
Practice Tests Really Do Improve Learning: Study

Exams led people to develop more effective keyword memory cues, researchers find

10/14/2010
Rescued Chilean Miners in Good Health

'I think I had extraordinary luck. I was with God and with the devil. And I reached out for God,' one miner said

10/13/2010
Rescued Chilean Miners Seem in Good Shape: Reports

Psychological problems may overshadow physical ones, experts say

10/13/2010
When It Comes to Math, Females Are as Smart as Males

Study of nearly 1.3 million students finds no difference in abilities

10/13/2010
Siblings of Autistic Children May Also Have Subtle Traits

Around 20 percent of siblings affected by language delays and other problems, study finds

10/12/2010
This Is Your Brain on 'Friends': Study

Key part of prefrontal cortex lights up when discussing friends, but not strangers, researchers find

10/11/2010
Could Excess Computer, TV Time Harm Kids Psychologically?

Study suggests a link, but cause-and-effect relationship unclear, experts say

10/8/2010
For Many Gay Youth, Bullying Exacts a Deadly Toll

Recent reports of teens taking their own lives 'the tip of the iceberg,' one expert says

10/7/2010
Do Your Genes Tilt You Toward Thrill-Seeking?

Scientists have found a dozen mutations associated with the urge to do exciting things

10/5/2010
Her Anatomy Speaks Volumes to Men: Study

For a fling, guys eye bodies; for commitment, faces, researchers say

10/4/2010
Drunkenness Up Among Eastern European Teens: Study

But during same time period, declines were noted among kids in the West, researchers say

10/4/2010
Heartbreak Puts Brakes on Heart

Social rejection causes the heart rate to slow down temporarily, researchers find

10/1/2010
Most Suicidal Teens Seen in ER Receive Follow-up Care

Nearly 95 percent see mental health professional within a month, study shows

9/28/2010
Teens' Mental Health Not Harmed by Abortion, Study Contends

A professor of human development counters that the study was too small to be reliable, however

9/28/2010
Team Sports Pep Up Middle-School Kids

Those who participate say they feel better mentally and physically, researchers find

9/27/2010
Male Partners of Breast Cancer Patients May Suffer Depression

These men were more likely than peers to be hospitalized for mood disorders, study finds

9/27/2010
Better Screening Urged for Self-Injury in Teens

Not all kids who intentionally cut or burn themselves meet 'classic profile,' expert says

9/27/2010
'OMG!': Why Cell Conversations Are So Annoying

One side of a talk is much harder to tune out than a two-way dialogue, researcher finds

9/26/2010
Holocaust Haunts Survivors: Study

Suffering reflected in higher rates of PTSD, mental illness decades after World War II, researchers find

9/24/2010
Veterans With PTSD Suffer More Physical Ailments Than Their Peers

Female vets with disorder plagued by more medical illnesses than male counterparts, study shows

9/24/2010
'Self-Touch' May Reduce Pain, Study Finds

British researchers' experiment seems to fool the brain

9/23/2010
Sexual Problems May Arise After Breast Cancer

Two years after diagnosis, 70 percent of women report decreased desire, less lovemaking

9/23/2010
Experimental Leukemia Drug Proves a Slam Dunk

Former basketball player, Ray Johnston, beating long odds with his rock band in Dallas

9/22/2010
Diaries May Reduce Post-Traumatic Stress in ICU Patients

Those given a treatment journal less likely to develop the disorder, study finds

9/22/2010
Atypical Antipsychotics Linked to Blood Clot Risk in Study

Absolute risk is small, but greater for new users, elderly, researchers find

9/21/2010
'Reading' Other People's Emotions Varies by Culture

Dutch pay more attention to facial expressions, while Japanese focus on tone of voice, study finds

9/21/2010
Is High Altitude Linked to Suicide Risk?

Researchers find correlation in study of mountainous western states

9/21/2010
Cyber Bully Victims Often More Depressed Than Aggressors

U.S. study contradicts previous research on traditional forms of bullying

9/17/2010
Discrimination Can Hurt Teens, Body and Soul

Study finds minority kids especially vulnerable, with effects both physical and mental

9/17/2010
Aggressive Kids With ADHD May Not Need Antipsychotic Meds

Study suggests judicious tweaking of stimulant drugs, plus psychotherapy, may be enough

9/16/2010
Multitasking Either Makes or Breaks Job Satisfaction: Study

New tool aims to help employers determine if worker will suffer burnout, researcher says

9/16/2010
Feeling Introspective? Your Brain Structure May Be Key

Those good at 'thinking about thinking' have more gray matter in certain area of the brain, scans show

9/16/2010
Brain Anomalies Found in Moms With Postpartum Depression

Differences make it hard for them to connect with their own emotions and their babies, study shows

9/16/2010
Severe Acne May Increase Suicidal Thoughts in Teens

Researchers in Norway say depression seems to stem from skin problem itself, not acne meds

9/16/2010
Depression, Heart Disease Combo May Up Odds of Death

Together, they quadruple risk of dying from heart attack, stroke, study finds

9/15/2010
Mental Illness Stigma Hard to Shake, Survey Finds

Awareness campaigns have helped educate public, but discrimination continues, experts say

9/14/2010
'Type D' Personality Linked to Increased Risk for Heart Problems

Negative traits including pessimism, social inhibition appear to threaten long-term health, study finds

9/14/2010
Notions of Personal 'Sacrifice' Help Docs Take Gifts From Industry

Study suggests drug/device companies can play to physicians' need for 'appreciation'

9/14/2010
Action-Packed Video Games May Be Good for You After All

Decision-making improves with frequent shoot-'em-up play, study finds

9/13/2010
Dying at Home Often Easier on Cancer Patients, Caregivers

Those left behind more likely to develop psychiatric problems if loved one dies in hospital, study finds

9/12/2010
Gossiping May Do a Gossiper Good

Talking positively about others gives short-lived boost to self-esteem, study finds