Psychology and Mental Health News

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1/29/2010
Men Likely to Research a Purchase, Not Ask for Advice

Women quicker to gather opinions from others, survey finds

1/29/2010
Tune Up Your Health

Scientists zero in on why listening to music seems so beneficial

1/29/2010
Insurers Must Offer Equal Coverage for Those With Emotional, Addiction Problems

Ruling by U.S. should address long-standing inequity, officials say

1/28/2010
'Mirror Therapy' Appears to Reduce Post-Amputation Pain

Technique tricks soldiers' brains into believing their limbs are intact, researchers say

1/28/2010
Personal History Linked to Feelings of Betrayal

Past relationships may play a role in what triggers jealousy in men and women, study finds

1/28/2010
Your Body Moves Through Time With Your Mind

Posture seems to reflect thoughts of past or future, study finds

1/27/2010
One 'Type A' Trait May Actually Lower Work Stress

Unlike aggression and drive, leadership enhances sense of reward, researchers find

1/23/2010
Self-Image Linked to Activity in Frontal Lobe of Brain

People with high self-regard use brain area less, MRI scans show

1/19/2010
Compulsive Dogs Yield Clues to Human OCD, Autism

Repetitive flank-sucking in Dobermans and hand-washing in humans could share similar DNA, researchers say

1/18/2010
Women's Natural Scent Most Attractive to Men

Male hormonal response strongest during female ovulation, study finds

1/17/2010
Why We Keep Looking and Looking for Lost Items

Understanding this response has practical application, expert says

1/16/2010
Novice Poker Players Don't Know When to Walk Away

Analysis finds luck usually runs out for those who don't understand risk

1/15/2010
Blacks Often Misdiagnosed With Schizophrenia, Author Says

Trend dates to Civil Rights era and continues today, new book claims

1/14/2010
Stress of Caring for Disabled Spouse Raises Stroke Threat

Study found husbands more vulnerable than wives, black men affected most of all

1/14/2010
1 in 4 U.S. Teen Girls Involved in Violent Behavior

6 percent say they intended to cause harm, survey finds

1/13/2010
Deployment Takes Toll on Army Wives

Spouses show higher rates of depression, anxiety, sleep disorders

1/13/2010
Why Antidepressants Don't Work for Everyone

Level of 'autoreceptors' is the key, say researchers working with mice

1/11/2010
Why You Eat for the Joy of It

A hunger hormone may drive the impulse to chow down even when full, researchers say

1/10/2010
Power Really May Lead to Moral Hypocrisy

As people reach the top, they become more critical of others, less critical of themselves, study finds

1/9/2010
Psychotherapy May Help Teen Girls Avoid Obesity

Focusing on interpersonal relationships stems weight gain, study finds

1/7/2010
When Smokers Call Quit Lines, Positive Approach May Be Best

Stressing health benefits over consequences might get more to kick the habit, study finds

1/5/2010
Nurse Visitations May Improve Girls' Future Behavior

Those visited in infancy or even pregnancy were less likely to get arrested by 19

1/4/2010
More Toddlers, Young Children Given Antipsychotics

Researchers question the 'worrisome' trend

1/4/2010
Most Depressed Adults Going Without Treatment

Mexican Americans most likely to get no treatment or be undertreated, study finds

12/31/2009
Her Music Eases the End for Dying Patients

Therapist brings songs and comfort to hospice patients and their families

12/30/2009
Placebo Effect Helps Some Psoriasis Patients

Researchers hope to harness mind's reaction to medication

12/24/2009
Gene Mutations Behind Brain Reduction

Variations provide insight into microcephaly, researchers say

12/24/2009
Tylenol May Ease Headaches and Heartaches

Study suggests over-the-counter painkiller relieves psychological pain

12/23/2009
Lithium Beats Valproate for Long-Term Bipolar Therapy

Combined treatment or monotherapy with lithium helps prevent relapse, study finds

12/23/2009
Health Tip: Feeling Grief

Many symptoms are typical

12/21/2009
Facial Symmetry May Be Best Beauty Secret

Average ratio of features seems to be the key to physical attractiveness, study finds

12/20/2009
Be Careful What You Wish For This Holiday Season

Gifts rarely as useful as expected, expert says

12/19/2009
Hoping for a Happy Family Holiday? Here's How

Efforts to understand others can help maintain peace, expert suggests

12/17/2009
Witnesses to Bullying May Suffer Most of All

Students who saw others abused were most likely to report mental distress, study finds

12/16/2009
Pros and Cons of Electronic Medical Records Weighed

Better access to patient information could improve care, but privacy a concern, doctors say

12/14/2009
Half of U.S. Kids With Mental Issues Are Getting Help

Depression and anxiety often go unrecognized, experts say

12/13/2009
Hardship in Childhood May Affect Long-Term Health

Age-related diseases stem from adverse events in first decade of life, study suggests

12/11/2009
Early Treatment of Hearing, Vision Helps in Schizophrenia

Identifying sensory problems before onset of complex disease symptoms benefits patients, study finds

12/11/2009
Casual Sex Doesn't Cause Emotional Damage: Study

No additional risk seen for those in uncommitted relationships

12/10/2009
Bad Behavior as a Kid Linked to Early Death in Men

Troubled boys more likely to die or be disabled by midlife, study finds

12/9/2009
Being Alone and Stressed May Increase Breast Cancer Risk

Social isolation combined with stressful situations raised odds of disease in animal study

12/8/2009
Testosterone Gets Bad Rap: Study

The male sex hormone causes status-seeking behavior, but not aggression, researchers say

12/8/2009
Lead Exposure May Affect Mental Health

As levels increase, so does depression, anxiety and panic disorder, study finds

12/7/2009
When Parent Is Deployed, Kids Struggle

The longer the absence, the worse children fare, study finds

12/6/2009
Never Married, Over 40, Well-Adjusted

Research debunks the 'something's wrong with being single' myth

12/4/2009
Online Identities Likely to Match Reality

Social network profile usually conveys true personality, study finds

12/3/2009
Bullies May Intimidate Siblings, Too

Roles of aggressor, victim often play out at school and home, study finds

12/1/2009
Loneliness May Be Catching

Study suggests that 'less affirming,' isolating behaviors jump from friend to friend

12/1/2009
Fear of Anxiety May Lead to Depression

Some become so worried about what might happen that they develop other symptoms, researchers find

11/29/2009
Psychotherapy Can Boost Happiness More Than Money: Study

For well-being, a $1,300 round of treatment equals a $41,000 pay raise, researchers say