Psychology and Mental Health News

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12/6/2010
Depression With Psychotic-Like Symptoms Seems Tougher to Treat

Research also suggests difficult-to-treat depression isn't unrecognized bipolar disorder

12/6/2010
Gay Teens Punished More Harshly Than Straight Peers: Analysis

Research points to double standard in schools, justice system

12/3/2010
Dramatic Decline Seen in AIDS News Coverage

Since 1990, number of newspaper articles about HIV/AIDS has dropped in richer nations

12/3/2010
Good Looks May Help Land the Interview -- for Men

But employers may pass on pretty women, study suggests

12/2/2010
Female Vets Much More Likely to Commit Suicide, Study Finds

Those aged 18 to 34 were about 3 times more likely than civilian women to do so

12/2/2010
Study Suggests Link Between Crohn's Disease and PTSD

Researchers suggest doctors address psychological needs of patients with the digestive disorder

11/29/2010
'Love Hormone' May Boost Men's Memories of Mom -- Good or Bad

Study puts brain chemical oxytocin's role in new light

11/29/2010
Rate of Eating Disorders in Kids Keeps Rising

Anorexia and bulimia showing up more often in boys, minorities, experts report

11/26/2010
Parents of Bullies Urged to Open Lines of Communication

Kids need to be taught, and reminded often, to treat others with respect, expert says

11/26/2010
Stores Urged to Take Steps to Avoid 'Black Friday' Frenzy

Limited quantities, long lines, coupons spur bad behavior by intense shoppers, researcher says

11/24/2010
For Many, Stigma of Mental Illness Lingers

Science-based drug ads may have unintentially contributed to people's fears, study finds

11/24/2010
Keep Stress Off the Holiday Meal Menu, Expert Advises

Don't try to do everything, just do what you can to have a happy Thanksgiving

11/23/2010
Work Teams Who Share Negative Emotions Better at Problem-Solving

But expressing positive emotions better for creative tasks, researchers find

11/23/2010
Children Born 'Late Pre-Term' More Prone to Low IQ

Risk of attention problems at age 6 also rises for those born between 34 and 36 weeks, study finds

11/22/2010
1 in 4 Overweight Women Think They're Normal Size: Study

Conversely, many normal-weight women believe they're too fat, Texas researchers report

11/22/2010
Girls Who Suffer Child Abuse May Abuse Alcohol as Adults

Survey found a strong association between the two, researchers say

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
Brain's Error-Detection System Demystified

Researchers identify two autonomous feedback loops in 'typo' study