Psychology and Mental Health News

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8/16/2010
Fido's Family Status May Depend on Where You Live

People who view pets as 'children' tend to have city background, study finds

8/16/2010
Being an Only Child Won't Harm Social Skills: Study

Kids without siblings just as popular as others, U.S. research shows

8/14/2010
Tough Childhoods May Contribute to Adult Heart Disease

Abuse, poverty or social isolation can have longer-term consequences for health, expert says

8/13/2010
Culture a Big Influence on Suicidal Behavior: Expert

Efforts at prevention should take societal patterns into account, research suggests

8/13/2010
Anger Focuses Attention on Rewards, Not Threats: Study

How a person's emotions motivate them seems to influence behavior, researchers say

8/12/2010
Women Experience More Chronic Pain Than Men, Research Finds

Also more likely to have multiple painful conditions at the same time, expert says

8/12/2010
Bond With Dad May Play Role in Whether Men 'Stress Out'

Daily annoyances more apt to irk those who didn't get along with father, researchers say

8/12/2010
One Troubled Adult Child a Drag on Parents' Mental Health

And other children's successes don't outweigh the negative, study finds

8/12/2010
College Campuses See Rise in Cases of Severe Mental Illness

More students arriving with preexisting conditions, more willing to seek help, researchers say

8/12/2010
Many Patients Say 'No' to Chocolate As Medicine

Study found people preferred pills to the antioxidant-rich sweet to lower blood pressure

8/11/2010
Brain Research May Help Predict Anxiety, Depression in Young

Study in monkeys could lead to treatments for vulnerable kids

8/10/2010
Transplant Patients Can Benefit From Loved Ones' Care

Caregiving by those with emotional connection lessens anxiety, depression after surgery, study found

8/10/2010
Competing For a Mate May Shorten Men's Lives, Study Suggests

Growing up in environments where males outnumber females linked to 3 months less life span

8/9/2010
War Damages Future Work Prospects of Many U.S. Vets: Data

Soldiers exposed to combat more likely to be disabled, unemployed throughout life, study shows

8/8/2010
For College Freshmen, Leaving Home May Bring Mixed Emotions

University offers helpful advice to ease transition for students and their parents

8/6/2010
How Parents Come to Accept Down Syndrome Diagnosis

Grief usually turns into joy, resilience, experts say

8/6/2010
Narcissistic Men Typically Direct Their Rage at Straight Women

Self-centered, entitled men see women as gold diggers, teases, experts claim

8/6/2010
Depression Linked to Slow Healing of Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Improving patients' coping skills may speed recovery, researchers suggest

8/3/2010
Foster Kids Gain From Mentoring, Relationship Skills

Quality programs can boost their mental health, study finds

8/3/2010
Women More Attracted When Men Wear Red: Study

It's the color of power, status, researchers say

8/2/2010
Addictive Internet Use Tied to Depression in Teens

Even healthy ones can run into trouble with too much use, researchers say

8/2/2010
Hand Gestures Seem to Give Politicians' True Feelings Away

Motions used while speaking may reveal what the person is really thinking, research shows

7/30/2010
Health Tip: Does Your Child Have a Behavior Disorder?

When behavior goes beyond typical mischief or rebellion

7/30/2010
Many Leaders Actually Want to Help Others: Study

European researchers challenge the common belief that most leaders are selfish, egoistic and exploitative

7/29/2010
Increased Risk of Violence Among Unsupervised Teen Groups

Hanging out with no adult presence a recipe for violence even in 'good' neighborhoods, study finds

7/29/2010
Kids Adopted By Same-Sex Couples 'Thriving': Researcher

No reason to prevent gay, lesbian prospective parents from adopting, study says

7/28/2010
In Young Girls, Obesity Linked to Early Puberty, Analysis Reveals

Unanswered questions remain, including psychological impact, researcher says

7/28/2010
Level of Parent-Child Conflict Seems to Differ Among Nations

Study finds higher rates of disharmony in U.S. families

7/27/2010
Does a Foreign Accent Hurt Credibility?

Study contends finding significant as more people find work in foreign lands

7/26/2010
Witness Testimony May Be Affected By Negative Feelings

In 'emotional memory' test, kids' accuracy was poor, but better than adults: study

7/26/2010
Study Explores Links Between Obesity, Chronic Pain

Finding suggests connection to family history and frame of mind

7/26/2010
Americans Seem More Prone to Depression Than Russians

'Negative' cultural tendency may insulate people against distress, research indicates

7/25/2010
Relationship Insecurity May Undermine Your Health

People who feel anxious and needy at higher risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, chronic pain and stroke, researchers find

7/23/2010
In Adolescence, Happier Often Means Healthier

Study finds close ties between positive emotions, physical well-being

7/22/2010
'Working Memory Capacity' May Determine Music's Virtuosos

It's not just 'practice makes perfect,' research suggests

7/22/2010
Taking to the Stage to Battle Mental Illness

Theater as therapy can work for many patients, experts say, enlightening audiences along the way

7/21/2010
Meditation Appears to Boost Attention Span

Ability to make fine visual distinctions, sustain focus improved in study participants

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