Psychology and Mental Health News

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7/21/2010
Damage From Binge-Drinking in Pregnancy Worsens With Age

Children of women 30 or older suffered greater harm from prenatal exposure to alcohol, researchers find

7/21/2010
People With Drinking Problems May Turn to Clergy for Help

Nearly 15 percent sought advice from trusted religious leaders, study found

7/21/2010
PTSD Peaks at Different Ages in Men, Women

Men most at risk a decade before women, study finds

7/21/2010
Risky Behavior, Drug Use Among Some Gay Men Linked to Childhood Abuse

Gay, bisexual men shamed or assaulted as kids more likely to exhibit high-risk behavior, study says

7/20/2010
Mom's Alcoholism Especially Tough on Daughter's Mental Health

Study finds that outcomes are worse for daughters of affected women, vs. other parent-child pairings

7/20/2010
Consumers Overestimate Ability to Master New Products: Study

Once they realize it's tougher than they thought, many give up, researchers say

7/19/2010
Autistic Kids Often Fussier Eaters, but Nutrition OK

Slower, pickier eating can arise in infancy, but growth tends to be unimpaired, study finds

7/19/2010
Researchers Use Ecstasy to Treat PTSD

Small study finds the psychedelic drug may help, but safety issues remain

7/16/2010
Good Luck Charms Might Just Work

Superstitions may boost confidence, performance, researchers find

7/15/2010
Mom's Mental State Influenced Kids' Well-Being After 9/11: Study

Children fared worse when mothers struggled with PTSD, depression, researchers say

7/15/2010
Gay Couples Vulnerable to HIV When Monogamy Is Unsure

Survey finds that for 8 percent of couples, one partner believes bond is monogamous, but other does not

7/15/2010
Too Many Tots Watching Too Much TV: Study

Oregon study finds 1 in 5 young kids exposed to more than the recommended 2 hours a day

7/15/2010
No-Shame Programs May Appeal to Obese

But tactics should emphasize lifestyle change, not weight loss, survey suggests

7/14/2010
Mood Disorders Going Undetected in U.S. Children

Without treatment, anxiety and depression can plague kids through adult years, experts warn

7/14/2010
Alzheimer's Caregivers' Outlook May Vary by Race, Ethnicity

Whites, blacks and Hispanics report different reactions to death of loved one, study finds

7/14/2010
Method of Failed Suicide May Predict Successful Attempt

Those who first try hanging, suffocation tend to eventually kill themselves, research shows

7/13/2010
Word Games May Predict Life of Relationship

Partners who linked lover's name with negative words were more likely to split, study found

7/13/2010
Health Tip: Dealing With Grief

Suggestions for coping with a major loss

7/13/2010
Can Self-Hypnosis Help Tourette Patients Control Tics?

Small study finds benefit for young people, but another expert says the research is too preliminary

7/12/2010
Survey Links Puberty to Violent Behavior

U.S.-Australian study finds mid-stage puberty a time for trouble

7/9/2010
For Teenage Girls, Competition Cuts Both Ways: Study

But teens of both sexes win when their goal is self-improvement, researchers suggest

7/7/2010
Brain Changes in MS May Spur Depression

Scans showed shrinkage in areas related to mood, memory, researchers say

7/7/2010
Understanding Back Pain May Improve Management, Study Suggests

Attitudes, beliefs and knowledge appear to influence pain control, study finds

7/6/2010
Mental Health Woes Plague 'Cyberbullies' and Their Victims

Harassment of vulnerable teens via cell phone, Web is a growing problem, experts say

7/2/2010
Effects of Mom's Favoritism May Last Into Adulthood

Perception of unequal treatment hurts all siblings, researchers say

7/2/2010
Prison Games Hint at Psychopathy, Brain Damage: Study

Playing style of diagnosed inmates similar to those with certain type of brain damage, study found

7/2/2010
Love in Her Eyes? You're Likely a He-Man, Study Says

Researchers see evolutionary advantage to sizing up a choice mate fast

7/2/2010
Errands Tomorrow? Sleep May Help You Remember

Good night's shut-eye helps solidify 'prospective memory,' study finds

7/1/2010
Eating Disorders, Addictions Tough to Treat in Teens

What works in adult patients may not help younger people, experts say

7/1/2010
Money Can't Buy You Joy

But study says a higher income tends to improve your satisfaction with life

6/25/2010
Where Do Pets Go When They Dream?

Lab research indicates that they often replay past experiences

6/25/2010
Chronic Pain Often Follows U.S. Soldiers Home: Study

Many return from Iraq, Afghanistan with complex conditions, experts say

6/25/2010
What You Touch May Make You a 'Softie' or Play 'Hard Ball'

In experiments, holding hard, heavy objects tied to tougher attitudes, scientists say

6/25/2010
For Migraine Sufferers, Stigma Adds to Burden

Many onlookers downplay the pain of those battling recurrent headaches, researchers say

6/24/2010
Brand 'Personality' May Affect How Consumers See Themselves

For some, sporting a popular logo improves self-image, research suggests

6/24/2010
Scientists Suggest Links Between Personality, Size of Brain Regions

But openness and intellect didn't correspond to any particular brain structure, researchers found

6/24/2010
Health Tip: Living With Arthritis Pain

A positive outlook often helps

6/23/2010
Study Shows Courage Sparks Certain Parts of Brain

Finding could lead to treatment for fear, researchers say

6/21/2010
Chimps Kill Neighbors to Gain New Territory

A decade of observation of one large community finds they take over land after attack

6/17/2010
Pro-Eating Disorder Sites Abound on the Internet

Online 'thinspiration' is a mouse click away for vulnerable youth, study finds

6/17/2010
Shared Opinions Light Up Brain's 'Reward Center'

Finding your thoughts validated by others brings mental satisfaction, study finds

6/16/2010
Playtime with Parents May Shape Gender Roles

Fathers more assertive, moms more helpful when playing with tots, study shows

6/16/2010
World Cup Matches Might Boost Your Mental Health

Rooting for your favorite team creates sense of connectedness, research shows

6/16/2010
Obesity Can Take Toll on Sex Life

Stigma may lead to fewer sexual encounters, poorer sexual health, study finds

6/15/2010
Study Probes Causes of Anger in Returning U.S. Soldiers

PTSD, combat experience and family history can all play roles, study finds

6/11/2010
Honesty Helps Young Girls Build Better Relationships

Those inclined to speak their mind had less depression, more self-esteem, researcher found

6/11/2010
Biofeedback May Help Combat Stage Fright

Following training, musicians' anxiety decreased and their performance improved, researchers say

6/11/2010
Men May Be More Vulnerable to Roller Coaster Ride of Romance

Study found young males felt ups and downs of relationships more deeply than young women

6/11/2010
Health Tip: Coping With Stress

Steps toward a less-pressured lifestyle

6/11/2010
Preschoolers' Skills Get Boost From Confident Teachers

Emotional support in classroom enhances gains in language, literacy, study finds