Psychology and Mental Health News

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4/2/2010
Short-Term Gains Get in the Way of Good Decisions

Holding out for long-term benefits is difficult, study finds

4/2/2010
Those Who Enjoy Life More Likely to Be Happy at Work

The secret to job satisfaction is an overall sense of well-being, research suggests

4/2/2010
Seeing Letter 'F' May Lower Test Scores

Conversely, viewing an 'A' beforehand upped students' grades, study found

3/31/2010
Help for Depressed Latinos Often Hampered by Stigma

Many poor patients unlikely to try to combat mental illness, study finds

3/31/2010
Report Finds Gaps in Health Services for U.S. Veterans

Families and communities also need assistance, experts say

3/31/2010
Powerful People Often Too Optimistic About Task Time

Many underestimate how long it takes to get things done, research shows

3/31/2010
Health Tip: Boost Your Body Image

And feel better about yourself

3/30/2010
Susceptibility to Autism Tied to Genes

Researchers identify variations that point to spectrum disorders

3/29/2010
Scientists Tweak Subjects' Brains to Alter Their Moral Choices

Experiment helps show how and where these decisions are made

3/29/2010
Massage Fosters Healing in Bereaved Relatives

Release of relaxation hormones has positive effects, researchers say

3/25/2010
Accepting Help Improves Survival Among Diabetics

Go-it-alone types have 33 percent higher risk of death, study finds

3/25/2010
Optimism May Boost Immune System

Small study found that attitude seems to affect health

3/25/2010
Teens Take Risks Just for Kicks

They may ignore safety for the thrill of a 'lucky' escape, experts say

3/24/2010
End-of-Life Care Planning Eases Stress for Relatives

Advance directive improves odds that wishes will be followed, study shows

3/23/2010
Weight Counseling Plus Drug Helps Women Quit Smoking

When shedding pounds is an issue, combo treatment found to boost success

3/22/2010
Motherhood a Buffer Against Suicide

Study shows that risk declines as number of children rises

3/18/2010
'Comfort Dogs' Come to Emotional Rescue

Specially trained canines help those suffering aftermath of disaster, having daily struggles

3/16/2010
Psychopaths' Brains May Focus Solely on Reward

Scanning study suggests fixation on achieving goals, regardless of consequences

3/16/2010
Pain Relief Often Delayed for Cancer Patients

Referrals to palliative care programs come too late, survey finds

3/15/2010
Siblings of Kids With Autism May Be Prone to Hyperactivity

But it shouldn't affect mental health overall, study finds

3/15/2010
Many WTC Responders Show Signs of Heart Trouble

Another study suggests that stress weighs heavily on the hearts of police, firefighters

3/12/2010
Is Kindness Contagious?

Spirit of generosity multiplies and persists, researchers find

3/12/2010
Happy From Your Vacation? It Won't Last

Most travelers return to their normal state of mind soon after they get back, study finds

3/11/2010
Online Dating as Honest as Real Life

When fibs are told, men and women do so about equally, researchers say

3/9/2010
Do Liberals, Atheists Have Higher IQs?

Study links intelligence test scores with key beliefs and male monogamy

3/7/2010
Gene Variant May Help Some Overcome Adversity

It appears to disconnect the link between stress and death risk, researchers say

3/5/2010
Can You Talk Your Way to Happy?

Meaningful conversations more fulfilling than small talk, researchers find

3/4/2010
People With Asthma More Likely to Be Depressed

Study finds rates of psychological distress twice as high in those with airway disease

3/2/2010
Screen Time May Take a Toll on Kids' Relationships

More hours spent in front of TV, computer linked to less bonding with peers, parents, researchers say

3/2/2010
A Purposeful Life May Stave Off Alzheimer's

Feeling good about yourself can lower your risk more than twofold, study suggests

3/1/2010
It's Not Always Women and Children First

Comparison of Titanic and Lusitania found passengers' behavior was dictated by amount of time to cope

2/27/2010
Marijuana Use Can Up Psychosis Risk

Study found the longer teens smoked, the more their mental health suffered

2/24/2010
Happy Marriage Cuts Men's Risk for Stroke

Single men, unhappy husbands had higher incidence of dying in study

2/23/2010
Happy People More Likely to Try Something New

Familiar things may comfort those feeling blue, but are boring for those in a positive mood, study finds

2/22/2010
Doctors Have Many Ways to Say 'No'

Consideration of patient's needs and beliefs helps preserve relationship, study finds

2/21/2010
Realistic Physical Goals Can Make You a Winner

Activity plan based on enjoyment and fitness level works best, expert says

2/19/2010
Teens Might Exercise More If They Think It's Fun

Promoting joy of physical activity beats teaching health benefits, study finds

2/18/2010
Anxiety Disorder Patients Process Emotions Differently

MRI scans show abnormal brain activity, researchers say

2/18/2010
Happiness Protects Your Heart

Those most content reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease, researchers say

2/16/2010
PTSD Treatment Still Lacking for Veterans

Young, male and rural most likely to face obstacles, research shows

2/16/2010
Volunteering Can Bring Rewards Even in the Workplace

Giving your time may fulfill needs not met in your regular job, German research shows

2/15/2010
'Bonding' Hormone Might Help Some With Autism

High-functioning patients grasped interpersonal cues better after oxytocin treatment

2/13/2010
Witnessing Uplifting Behavior May Spur Good Deeds

Compassion appeared to be contagious in experiment using volunteers

2/12/2010
Gay Men's Evolutionary Role May Be to Help Protect Young Kin

Supporting nieces and nephews one way to perpetuate family genes, study suggests

2/12/2010
Wedding Band Makes Jealousy a Bigger Threat

Study found distrust much more damaging in marriage than in other relationships

2/12/2010
Want to Find Love? Be Giving

Study suggests helping others boosts attractiveness

2/10/2010
Voice Problems May Affect Social Life in Parkinson's

Patients perceived as 'negative' due to disease-related changes in their speech, study finds

2/10/2010
New Diagnostic Guidelines for Mental Illnesses Proposed

Suggested changes include not formally recognizing sex addiction, spotting those at risk for dementia

2/8/2010
Financial Woes Add Anxiety to Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Low- and middle-income women might benefit from psychosocial support, researchers say

2/8/2010
Older Moms More Apt to Have Autistic Child

Dad's age didn't matter unless father was older, mom much younger, study found